Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger is 'devastated' following her split from Lewis Hamilton. REUTERS/Toby Melville

American recording artist/actress Nicole Scherzinger has admitted that she is "devastated" following her split from Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton.

It was previously reported that the former X Factor judge was tired of his refusal to commit.

"I'm devastated that it didn't work out. It was the hardest decision we had to make, but we made it together," she told The Sun.

"I love Lewis and I know he loves me. We wish nothing but happiness and the very best for one another. I'm trying to stay strong in my faith right now," Scherzinger added.

The pair, who first started dating in 2007, have been on and off since then.

Last week, during an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the 36-year-old Baby Love singer admitted that her busy career has taken a toll on her relationships with loved ones.

"I try not to regret things, because I feel like as long as you put positive energy towards something – and you put your whole self, your true self, towards it – it'll lead you to the next place you're supposed to be," she said.

"I look at this as a great blessing for me to be able to take on this role... but I have made sacrifices. This is very time consuming. I've left LA, left all my friends and my family. It's sacrificing your time in relationships, with loved ones, and my work..."