July 17, 2011 14:01
Nicole Scherzinger gets engaged to F1's Lewis Hamilton - Tabloid Hell
Former Pussycat Dolls singer's dad has apparently let the cat out of the bag
Nicole Scherzinger is set to get hitched to Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton, according to the singer's dad.
Speaking to the Mail On Sunday's Review, Afonso Valiente appeared to confirm the celebrity couple's plans to marry by commenting: "Yes, they are engaged".
He remarked: "You know about the proposal? My future son-in-law is a really nice guy, really down to earth. The family all like him. The good spirit is there."
Continuing with the platitudes towards the McLaren driver, he went on: "He is sincere and he and my daughter seem genuinely happy together. Lewis is a really good guy. When they came to visit, we hired them a Jeep because he had never driven one before."
However, a spokesperson for Hamilton denied the engagement in a statement to the newspaper.
The pair have been dating for four years, although tabloid rumours of a split surfaced last year.
Scherzinger replaced Cheryl Cole as a judge on the US version of The X Factor earlier this year.
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