Nicole Scherzinger spoke to ITV’s 'Lorraine' this morning about overcoming her demons and her pride for Lewis Hamilton. Speaking to Lorraine Kelly, Nicole said of suffering with an eating disorder:
“It took many, many, many years and a lot of times it’s just time, maturity and help from other people [that gets you through it] but I didn’t give up, I have a very strong faith and an amazing family and good people around me... Nobody’s perfect, everybody goes through their own insecurities, their own issues and people always look at me and I’m like ‘you don’t even know half the story, you have no idea’. I thought it was important to speak about it because I had gotten over it, I had the courage to finally confront it and talk about it because then I realised I could help other people and I was afraid at first but it’s so rewarding to be able to have some of my fans and other people come to me and I can be a voice, I can be a light for them to fight back… Everybody gets in that dark head space and you just have to fight back and there is a better way.”
And talking about enjoying the simple things in life, Nicole insisted she is just like everybody else:
“I love food and being able to sit down and enjoy a meal in people’s company and I love funny movies and having girl talk and being really chilled like that… You think it’s glamorous... If you see me at the gym, I look crazy, I’m all sweating and huffing and puffing and turning red!”
And on her partner’s British grand prix win, Nicole said:
“I prayed and prayed and prayed that weekend and my prayers were answered and I’m just proud, I feel like an adopted Brit so to have my other half up there making everybody so proud, it was awesome."
Speaking about the 'X Factor', Nicole said no longer being a part of the show will allow her to concentrate on her music:
“I just put my heart and soul, everything into the X Factor the past couple of years and now I’m going to be able to be able to focus that time on my music, to be here, to be able to travel back and forth to the US… Being on that stage is my real communication, that’s how I really know how to give back.”