Are Grigor Dimitrov and Nicole Scherzinger dating each other?

Jan 22, 2016, 16:18 IST | A Correspondent

Reports claim former Pussycat Dolls singer and Bulgarian tennis ace are an item after being spotted kissing in Australia recently

Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger is dating tennis star Grigor Dimitrov, according to reports  emerging from Australia.

The couple were seen during the January 3-10 Brisbane International tennis tournament which preceded the year's first Grand Slam, the Australian Open.

Nicole was said to be cheering excitedly from the stands as Dimitrov participated in the Australian Open build-up tourney.

Nicole Scherzinger. pic/getty images
Nicole Scherzinger. Pic/Getty Images

Sealed with a kiss
The couple were even photographed kissing on the sidelines of the Brisbane tournament, where World No 28 Dimitrov was beaten by Roger Federer in the quarter-finals. In a series of pictures published in the international media, Scherzinger is seen first leaning towards Dimitrov to kiss him and then wiping lipstick marks off his lips.

Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov
Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov

It is learnt that the couple have been secretly dating since July last year. However, they are very cautious about being photographed together as they do not want the pressure of their personal life interfering in their professional success.  
Scherzinger (37) has previously been in a seven-year relationship with British Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton (31).

The couple split thrice times before finally calling it off for a final time in February last year. The singer and the racing champ were said to have split due to the pressure of their long-distance relationship given that she is busy with shows in UK and America while Hamilton is globe-trotting due to his Formula One racing engagements.

Hot male
Meanwhile, Bulgarian Dimitrov (24), voted one of the most sexiest players on the tennis circuit, has had an interesting series of love stories himself. He was believed to be very close to Serena Williams (34) in 2012 when they both shared the same coach, Patrick Mouratoglou. He later changed his coach and dumped Serena, and eventually fell in love with Russian Maria Sharapova (28). In fact, Dimitrov was also the reason for a tiff between Serena and Sharapova. Dimitrov and Sharapova split in July last year after being together for three years. Both Scherzinger and Dimitrov have remained tight-lipped about their relationship, but according to a source who spoke to British tabloid The Sun, "the couple are completely besotted by each other."

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