Nicole Scherzinger isn't letting her recent split from Lewis Hamilton hold her back from the odd spot of personal hyperbole.

The singer and actress is taking some time to "focus" on herself, after the demise of her seven-year on-off relationship with the English F1 driver.

She told People: "Sometimes people stay in relationships because they get complacent, because it's comfortable for them, because they don't want to be alone.

"It's a new chapter in my life. I'm going through a very transformative time in my life."

Scherzinger explained that she is using her current single status as a way to find her "ultimate destiny", adding that she doesn't want to be held back by a relationship that might not have been right.

"For me, what's helped me to get through this is I'm a quite spiritual person," she insisted. "It's grounded me, and I realise that I do have a great purpose in life.

"If relationships or people in your lives are meant to be, then they will come back around, but that shouldn't be what's holding you back.

"A lot of the time when you're in a relationship, you lose yourself and you lose who you are and what makes you special.

"You're always putting all your energy on someone else, so find yourself again. Build yourself back up [and] be that big, radiant light."

Scherzinger recently starred in a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats, which is set to return later this year to London's West End.