Nicole Scherzinger has found a perhaps unlikely shoulder to cry on in fellow 'X Factor USA' star Steve Jones, a man known more for his carefree attitude to life.
PUSSYCAT DOLL Scherzinger split up with boyfriend of four years and Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton earlier this week and has been devastated ever since, reports The Daily Mirror, only for her to find solace in a close friendship with 34 year-old Jones. "Steve's been a shoulder to cry on and a real gent," claimed a source, "they have become close and have met up outside the studio. He listens to her and makes her laugh."
Jones, the former 't4' presenter, has been involved or rumoured to have been linked with a string of famous celebrities including Pamela Anderson, Halle Berry and Sarah Harding; recently he was seen leaving a Beverly Hills hotel with former Page 3 model Keeley Hazell in tow. However, although an insider at 'X Factor USA' admits there is "an unmistakable chemistry" between the two, they also stressed that the friendship between the two was "very innocent," with the show judge understandably not ready for a new man.
Like Scherzinger, her ex Hamilton will have to get over the break up through the day job; the 26 year-old has three races left of the Formula 1 season in which to compete, though the title has already been won by German SEBASTIAN VETTEL with Hamilton lying 5th.