Singer Nicole Scherzinger has opened up about her split from Lewis Hamilton, insisting she still loves the Formula 1 racing driver.

The Formula 1 driver and the "X Factor" judge had split after four years of being together.

"I still love him. It's all very recent and it's hard for me to talk about it. But we are good friends. We're great friends," quoted her as saying.

Scherzinger also dismissed reports that she has been getting close to rapper Tinie Tempah since the breakdown of her relationship with Hamilton.

"It's the most ridiculous thing that people are saying something went on. I'm not that kind of girl," she added.