Nicole Sherzinger has admitted that fame has left her “lonely” and feeling like she has missed out on things.
The stunning X Factor judge also revealed she feels her personal life has suffered because of her celebrity lifestyle.
The former Pussycat Doll, 39, said: “Relationships suffer. Look at me. I’m not married and I haven’t got kids yet.”
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Talking about her career and the effects of fame, Nicole said: “I’ve absolutely missed out on things in life. It is hard, I’m not going to lie.
“It can be lonely. I’m always on the road, I’m always by myself. I think anybody in this industry feels lonely.”
The singer has been dating tennis hunk Grigor Dimitrov, 13 years her junior, for the past two years.
Before that she was in a relationship with Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton, 32, for seven years, but they split in 2015.
And Nicole said she found it was getting harder to balance everything as she gets older.
“It’s juggling and finding the balance,” she explained. “And I would say it generally gets harder to find the balance the older you get. Timing is everything.
“This has been a very transitional year for me – career-wise and personally. Anybody who’s successful in what they do is making sacrifices.
“When things are aligned then it will be easier. There’s always a sacrifice to be made but it’s either worth it or not.”
And according to her fellow X Factor judge Louis Walsh, Nicole will NOT return to the show next series.
While he revealed that both he and Sharon Osbourne are already signed up for 2018, he said Nicole isn’t.
“I’m signed for next year, so is Sharon. Let’s see about Nicole,” he said.
“I love Nicole. She is my favourite female judge ever, she brings so much. I adore her, I love her more than she loves me. Seriously, she’s just the best, she’s amazing.”
Nicole herself has also hinted that she might not stay with the ITV talent show much longer, because she wants to get back in the studio and back to singing.
“If I don’t come back it’s not because I don’t love it. It’s because I’m a singer first,” she explained.
“I’m telling all these people on the show what they should be doing when I should be doing it myself.
“I really care and it’s always a huge decision for me whether I come back or not because I know it’s 100 per cent or nothing.”
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And of course if Nicole didn’t return, it would leave a spot on the panel for a certain Cheryl to make a comeback, following her maternity leave.
The fans and show boss Simon Cowell would be happy with that.