The majority of their seven-year relationship was spent doing long-distance, with Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger stealing snatched moments in some of the world’s most glamorous places.
“It’s not been easy – she lives in LA, I live in Monaco and I’m travelling a lot for work,” Lewis once said of their tumultuous romance, which kicked off in 2009.”Her job is shifting all the time, whether it’s X Factor or Dancing With The Stars or Cats or music.,” he continued.
“Juggling your schedule to meet with the other is very hard, and it’s a long year with F1. At one point, I flew to Asia for five weeks and couldn’t see her. It’s been tough.”
But despite the distance, the couple seemingly knew how to make the most of their limited time together.
Whilst filming the X Factor in 2012, Nicole reportedly arrived a day late for the judges houses in Dubai after begging bosses to let her make a saucy pit stop in London.
“The smile on her face said it had been worth it,” a source cheekily told People at the time. “She must have been exhausted.”
And Lewis once dropped a big hint about their sexual adventures, declaring “The best thing is probably good sex in a good car.”
Nicole – who pulled the plug on their romance in 2015 because he wouldn’t propose – revelled more in the emotional side of their bedroom antics.
“Sex isn’t important to me, but making love is,” she previously said.
“Love makes me feel like… it’s just that unexplainable feeling that love makes you feel,” she also told Good Morning Britain. “It’s just like ‘ahhhh’. Like everything; fireworks and all that yummy,