'Kim and Kanye, they're perfect for the cameras': Nicole Scherzinger on keeping her romance with Lewis Hamilton low-key
04:56 GMT, 7 November 2012
Their on/off romance has captivated fans since they started dating four years ago.
But despite her public support for boyfriend Lewis Hamilton at some of his Formula 1 races, Nicole Scherzinger insists they are far from a 'celebrity couple'.
As she poses in a striking photoshoot for the December issue of Marie Claire UK magazine, the X Factor judge admits she's content for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to steal their spotlight.
Glamorous: Nicole Scherzinger poses in a black lace dress as she talks about her romance with Lewis Hamilton
She tells the women's glossy: 'I know there are a lot of relationships
who, you know… Take Kanye and Kim – well, they’re
perfect for the cameras. Lewis and I are a bit more subdued.'
With Lewis based in Monaco and travelling around the world for the Grand Prix and Nicole splitting her time between LA and London, they don't get to spend much time together.
However, Nicole insists: 'Lewis and I are a team and we’re really
there for each other, and the time we spend together I do cherish. It’s
separate from everything else.'
Keeping it real: The X Factor judge said she and boyfriend Lewis Hamilton are more 'subdued'
To read the interview in full, see the December issue of Marie Claire out tomorrow
In the interview, Nicole also addressed her friendship with controversial singer Chris Brown.
singer was forced to publicly deny accusations they were 'kissing' in a
Hollywood nightclub in September, insisting they were just leaning in
to hear each other talk over the loud music.
She explains: 'I went to a club with my friend,
Will.i.am, and talked to my friend, Chris. They got those pictures and
now everyone thinks one thing and it’s not the truth. It
makes you feel like you can’t do anything.'
Despite Chris's controversial standing in the public eye after he assaulted girlfriend Rihanna, Nicole remains friends with him.
She said: 'I’ve known Chris since he started in
the business. He’s like a little brother [to me]. He’s one
of the most talented people in the industry.'
Meanwhile, Nicole admits she's in no rush to start a family, despite acknowledging her age.
She told the magazine: 'I’m not getting any younger.
don’t want to have kids now, though. When I’m a mum, I’m not going to
be one of those mums who has nannies. Actually, I might have nannies –
never say never – but I’m not having someone else raise my kids. I think
five years might be a good time to look at having children, but I think
whenever it’s meant to happen is when it will happen.
'I see lots of women having beautiful children later in life now. And, if not, just freeze your eggs.'
To read the interview in full, see the December issue of Marie Claire out tomorrow.
Celebrity couple: Nicole, pictured with boyfriend Lewis Hamilton, said she preferred the spotlight to be on the camera-ready likes of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian