London: Singer Nicole Scherzinger says she still loves the Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton.

The former Pussycat Dolls star parted from the sportsman in October after four years together but says the couple will always remains close, leading daily reported.

"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," she said.

 Scherzinger, 29, also dismissed reports that she has beengetting 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.

She is now looking forward to a fresh start in 2012 and said, "Next year I'll work on me. It's a new chapter."

(Agencies)