28/10/2011 09:52 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Nicole Scherzinger's Desire For A Baby Led To Split From Lewis Hamilton

Nicole Scherzinger's desperation for a baby led to Hamilton split PA

Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger was reportedly dumped by Formula 1's Lewis Hamilton because she wanted to have babies.

The Mirror claims Lewis, who is seven years younger than 33-year-old Nicole, told his friends, "I'm not ready for a family".

Nicole was said to be wanting to move their four-year relationship to the 'next level' and have children.

Three years ago, Nicole made her baby hopes known to the Mirror, saying: "I am the happiest I have ever been. Lewis is such an amazing, humble and chivalrous guy.

"We would love to have beautiful angel babies together one day."

The split is said to have left Nicole devastated, with her friends claiming she is finding it a struggle to perform in her judging role on the X Factor USA. A source claims she had asked for time off, but her schedule didn't allow it.

Lewis meanwhile said, "these times are sent to try you" but said his family were helping, and he was feeling "pretty good":

"We're friends and we can move forward. I'm trying to keep focused on business."

Oh dear, Nicole really does sound very cut up about it, doesn't she?