Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton's 'relationship hangs in the balance' after his champagne fuelled penthouse party with 10 women
10:08 GMT, 14 July 2012
Nicole Scherzinger is still furious with boyfriend Lewis Hamilton after the racing driver spent hours at a champagne fuelled penthouse party packed full of women.
Despite Lewis, 27, telling the new X Factor judge nothing happened when he partied with a horde of girls in a Mayfair hotel and spending hours pleading with her for forgiveness, the MailOnline has learned the former Pussycat Doll is not convinced.
Pictures of Lewis and rapper J. Cole before heading back to London's May Fair Hotel with the party -were said to have left Nicole 'angry and embarrassed' over the normally straight-laced Hamilton's behaviour.
Tale of two cities: Lewis looked the worse for
wear as he left club Funky Buddha to continue the party at the May Fair
hotel, as girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger enjoyed a night out with
girlfriends at an LA club
Ready to party: Lewis Hamilton was seen with a large group of scantily
clad girls at a hotel in London on Wednesday night
Party girls: Two of the women who joined the penthouse bash said Lewis was spraying champagne over the room and the news has got him into hot water with girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger
The McLaren driver, 27, hardly drinks, and unlike the infamous F1 drivers of yesteryear, is rarely seen on the party scene.
Although a friend told The Sun Nicole was initially angry and 'tore strips' off her on-off boyfriend, the source said: 'They are not breaking up, both are committed to making the relationship work.
'Nicole was very upset Lewis allowed himself to be put in such a position – because he should know what people would say.
'But she accepts nothing happened.'
Get the party started: Some of the women are seen here at the May Fair Hotel waiting to head up to the penthouse suite
But the MailOnline has discovered Nicole is unsure if she has a future with the driver after seeing pictures of him up close and personal with the scantily clad women.
The friend added: 'Nicole is not sure they have a future.'
Claudia Martinez and Emily Tudor, who
were among the guests invited back to the hotel, revealed to The Sun that Lewis was
having so much fun at the penthouse suite in the venue he even sprayed
the walls with champagne.
Emily said: 'It was huge, there was a kitchen, two bathrooms, two bedrooms and a huge lounge. Lots of people were chilling in the main room, people were smoking on the balcony.
'At one point, Lewis was spraying champagne all over the room like he had just won a race.'
Nicole – who is currently in Los Angeles – is at present readying herself for her new role as a judge on the UK version of the X Factor.
The couple have struggled at times to make their long-distance relationship work because of Hamilton's jet-set lifestyle as a Formula One driver.
Nightlife: Lewis Hamilton let off some steam following his poor showing in the British Grand Prix on the weekend, by clubbing with a group of friends at London's Funky Buddha
Party time: Lewis was kitted out in his best clubbing gear – cool cap, leather jacket and jeans, Lewis and J Cole dined at Hakkasan in Mayfair before heading to Funky Buddha and then the May Fair hotel
Old friend: Lewis partied with old friend Phreeda and one of her friends who wore a crop top, miniskirt and had a lush head of curls
Earlier this week Hamilton raised eyebrows after he was
seen kissing a woman, later revealed as old friend Phreeda Sharp.
He tweeted soon after: 'Phreeda is like my sister, a good mate to me n Nicole. Can't say goodbye 2 friends without it being seen as a mystery kiss.'
Formula One champion was last pictured with his on/off girlfriend on
June 30 when they celebrated her 34th birthday in London.
'Just good friends': Lewis partied with his old friends, seen here in the lobby of a London hotel in the early hours of Tuesday morning
After-party: Hamilton and his friends hung around the reception area
Happy couple: Hamilton and Scherzinger were last pictured together in London on June 30
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