Nicole Scherzinger: ‘Lewis Hamilton and I are a work in progress’

Nicole Scherzinger has admitted that her relationship with Lewis Hamilton is a 'work in progress'.

Could she look any hotter?! Copyright: [James White]

In between looking incredible on the front cover, Nicole talks openly about her relationship with the F1 star in an exclusive interview with Cosmo.

While she is thrilled with Lewis, the Pussycat Doll says she took her grandma's advice that the person you want to be with isn't always Prince Charming.

Unless you're Kate Middleton, that is.

The X Factor judge says:"Ultimately, you want to be with someone you can be yourself around."

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"My grandma taught me the person you want to be with isn't going to be Prince Charming — it's going to be the person you're going to be able to work on a relationship with. It's always a work in progress, like everything."

She goes on to say how Prince Charming or not, she is Lewis share a very special connection.

"Me and Lewis are from similar upbringings, so we share a similar outlook. We're kindred spirits and hearts — that's what ultimately connects us."

We think that's celeb talk for they are pretty chuffed with each other.

Nicole is going out with F1 driver Lewis Hamilton. Copyright: [wenn]

Also in the interview, Nicole talks about the new series of X Factor.

Nic reckons that she will definitely not be wearing he heart on her sleeve as much this time round.

Nicole says:"The thing I battled with last year on X Factor USA was the rejection part, having to let contestants go. But I've grown so much since then. I'll make sure I continue to give 110% of me but not wear my heart on my sleeve as much."

nicole scherzingerNicole graces this month's issue of Cosmopolitan. Copyright [WENN, Cosmopolitan]

We actually can't wait to hear what Nicole has to say on the judging panel.

In fact, we can't wait for X Factor full stop.

Read the full interview in the September issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale August 9th.

Behind-the-scenes footage of Nicole's cover shoot can be found here