Nicole Scherzinger is breaking her silence after an intimate home video of her and ex-boyfriend Lewis Hamilton leaked online last month.
“It’s been horrible,” the singer told The Sun at Elton John’s Oscars party in L.A. “I genuinely don’t understand why someone would do something like this, or why they would leak it. It’s an unbelievably mean thing to do.”
The two-and-a-half-minute clip shows phone-filmed footage of the former couple kissing and cuddling while lying on a bed together. It has since been viewed over 600,000 times.
It’s unclear how the private video of the former Pussycat Doll, 40, and Formula One racing champ, 32, found its way online. “Nicole and Lewis were both horrified at the breach, and want to get to the bottom of it,” says a source. “They want to know how the hell it got leaked.”
Scherzinger is still grappling with the leaked video. “It’s been mortifying for Nicole, and she feels really violated,” adds the source. “She wants to keep a low profile for now, keep her head down and just plough on with work. She just wants to get on with her life, and forget this ever happened.”
Scherzinger and Hamilton dated on and off for seven years before splitting in 2015.