Nicole Scherzinger felt that when she was single she got back to her “authentic self”

The former Pussycat Dolls singer had an on-off relationship with Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton until they officially split in 2015. Now the star, who is dating tennis player Grigor Dimitrov, admits that being single after splitting with Lewis was a key phase in her life.

“I got back to my authentic self,” she told Britain’s Glamour magazine. “It was, oh, this is what I like and this is what makes me laugh and what makes me dance and feel free. It was a transformative, healing time.”

The X Factor star believes that women should be confident enough in themselves to pursue their own paths without depening on others.

“It’s so important as women, whether we’re in relationships or not, that we nurture ourselves,” she explained. “You have stronger relationships when you’re strong within. When you’re not looking for somebody else to fulfil you.”

The star also opened up about ignoring online comments about herself because she’s a sensitive person.

“I don’t know if I just take it – I think I turn a blind eye,” she shared. “People follow you online, say horrific things, full of hate. That’s not what we need in this world, what we need is love.”

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