Nicole Scherzinger’s eating disorder hit the headlines recently, and now the singer has come out to tell the world how her boyfriend, the F1 driver Lewis Hamilton helped her through the difficult time, The Metro reports.

“[Hamilton] gave me the courage to kind of end that disorder and that disease,” she explained. “He made me feel beautiful for who I am and not what pant size I’m wearing and that helped a lot. A little light came on in the back of my head and that’s when I started to try and turn this around. I said, "Wow, I’ve got to learn how to accept myself and my body." I started to embrace myself as a woman and my curves.” Despite being pictured getting close to Chris Brown at a club recently, Scherzinger was quick to explain that it was due to the music, and not any feelings of affection. And anyway, she’s happy with her current man. “We are both passionate. Together we’ve created a great bond,” she asserted.

Speaking to VH1, Scherzinger opened up about her disorder: "I hated myself... I never felt so alone in my life," she said "I guess it was like my addiction, right? I never did drugs, but kinda doing things to myself was my addiction. It's like when I got offstage, I was on this high, and I'd come back to my room and I'd be alone, so I would just do things. My bulimia was my addiction. Hurting myself was my addiction."