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They dated on-and-off for eight years – with marriage and engagement rumours regularly swirling. 

However, Lewis Hamilton has now opened up about the real reasons why he and the always-gorgeous Nicole Scherzinger didn't ultimately go the distance.

And suffice to say if the former X Factor judge (she's due to return to the reality TV talent show this year) is about – she might want to look away right about now. 

“My cars are my babies," the 30-year-old F1 star has now revealed in conversation with Top Gear magazine.

“I used to say, when I had a girlfriend, ‘I’m taking one of the girls out, so you can come if you want, but you come second when it comes to the cars.”

Ouch – don't hold back there, mate.

Nicole, 38, has previously hinted that Lewis had become “complacent” towards the end of their union, which first began back in 2007.

Meanwhile, Mr Hamilton did at least have the manners to mention in the same interview that his victories on-track proved “a bandage” over his broken heart.

Over to you, Ms Scherzinger!


They said "I do," nine months ago in Hawaii – a lavish but family-focused ceremony held following a five-year relationship.

But as they approach their one-year anniversary, Jenson Button has spoken candidly of his marriage, admitting that he and his model wife Jessica don't see each other very often.

In fact, the Formula One star travels the world's motor-racing circuits for much of the year. And when he does have down-time, he spends it at his residence in Monaco. 

Jessica Michibata, 30, on the other hand, resides some 10,000km away from the south of France – in Tokyo with her mum, in the same apartment she lived in prior to her marriage.

"Jessie still works a lot in Japan. She enjoys her job, she models, she had a television show and has just done a Japanese film,’ he explained.

"She enjoys working, which is great, but obviously it means that we don’t see each other very often. We’re definitely not settled in Monaco together."

The 35-year-old, worth €83.5m, furthermore admitted in conversation with Mail Online that he is a "not the same," while racing.

"I have to be selfish. I have to be focused," the Englishman said. 

"I am a very different person, and Jessie knows that, and she understands that, as do most of my friends and family. I can be a bit snappy over a race weekend."

And it seems Jenson is pretty set in his ways too: "I just need my apartment to be simple, easy, so I can come in, do my thing, and leave again, pack and repack and leave."

Mr Button, who currently drives for McLaren, continued: "You have to be so selfish when it comes to motorsport. The amount of hours you have to put into the training… you have to be selfish to succeed."

He and Jessica met in a hotel bar in Japan back in 2008 – though it took him a full eight months to persuade the lingerie model that his reputation as a womaniser and playboy was unfounded.

They separated for a while in 2011 – allegedly because she was becoming impatient with his lack of real commitment – but they quickly got back together.

Jenson popped the question on Valentine's Day last year, and they married within ten months.



Formula One star Jenson Button and his wife Jessica Michibata were burgled while on holiday in St. Tropez according to spokesman who explained the news last night.

The couple who currently live in Monaco, had rented a villa in the Saint Tropez resort when they were robbed on Monday evening.

The thieves supposedly took belongings from the pair worth over €400,000 which included Jessica’s engagement ring which the The Sun reports is valued at €350,000.

The couple were apparently gassed while they slept while burglars entered the villa and took the valuables. French police say the villa had been under the watch of a gang for days before the incident took place.

Three of the couple’s friends who staying in the luxury home with the pair were also believed to have been left unconscious when a canister of anesthetic gas was let off into an air-conditioning vent.

A source has told The Sun this has become a very common way for criminals to enter houses without being noticed and “Jenson is convinced that’s what happened too. The burglars were in the same room as him and Jessica, rifling through all their drawers.”

Local police have interviewed the couple and their friends. It is thought that they will continue to try and identify the thieves using CCTV footage.

Jenson and Jessica were reportedly so shaken by the ordeal that they packed their bags and left Saint Tropez just hours after the realised they had been robbed.

French police are understood to believe the raid was the work of two criminals working together and who had been stalking the couple and their friends during their stay in the villa.

Jenson’s spokesperson has said: “Whilst unharmed, everyone involved is unsurprisingly shaken by the events.”