Nicole Scherzinger Credits Lewis Hamilton With Helping Her To Overcome Bulimia

11/10/2012 10:40 | Updated 11 October 2012

Last week Nicole Scherzinger revealed she'd battled with bulimia during the height of the Pussycat Dolls' fame - and she's now credited boyfriend Lewis Hamilton with helping her to conquer it.

In an interview with 'VH1 Behind The Music', the 'X Factor' judge says the Formula 1 star boosted her self esteem and gave her the courage to beat her eating disorder.

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"He gave me the courage to kind of end that disorder and that disease. He made me feel beautiful for who I am and not what pant size I'm wearing and that helped a lot.

"A little light came on in the back of my head and that's when I started to try and turn this around. I said, 'Wow, I've got to learn how to accept myself and my body.' I started to embrace myself as a woman and my curves.

"We are both passionate. Together we've created a great bond."

The couple have been dating since 2008.

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