Nicole Scherzinger Shares Breakup Wisdom — 'Focus On Yourself' and 'Build Yourself Back Up'

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Nicole Scherzinger says going through a breakup can be painful, but also an opportunity to be transformed.

After dating Formula I driver Lewis Hamilton for more than seven years, Nicole Scherzinger found herself living the single life, and used that time to better herself.

The couple first began dating in 2007 before splitting in 2010. They were on-again, off-again from that point on until they finally called it in February.

In an interview with People magazine, the singer shared the ups and downs of being single.

"Sometimes people stay in relationships because they get complacent, because it's comfortable for them, because they don't want to be alone," said Nicole Scherzinger. "It's a new chapter in my life. I'm going through a very transformative time in my life."

Instead of wallowing in her misery, Nicole Scherzinger has taken the opportunity to find her "ultimate destiny."

"For me, what's helped me to get through this is I'm a quite spiritual person," said Nicole Scherzinger. "It's grounded me, and I realize that I do have a great purpose in life. If relationships or people in your lives are meant to be, then they will come back around, but that shouldn't be what's holding you back."

Nicole Scherzinger reminds other people going through a similar experience to "focus on yourself."

"A lot of the time when you're in a relationship, you lose yourself and you lose who you are and what makes you special. You're always putting all your energy on someone else, so find yourself again. Build yourself back up [and] be that big, radiant light," said Nicole Scherzinger.

Pam Wright