Nicole Scherzinger's breakup: 'I went to a very dark place'

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Sometimes we forget that celebrities are people too -- they go through the same issues and emotions as us peasants: Former X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger is no exception when it comes to her breakup with Lewis Hamilton the songbird opened up to The Sun saying she 'went into a very dark place' after her split from the race car driver.

Nicole Scherzinger's breakup: 'I went to a very dark place'
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger attend amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
Pop group Eden's Crush: (L-R) Maile Misajon, Rosanna Tavares, Ivette Sosa, Nicole Scherzinger, and Ana Maria Lombo on the red carpet at Grammys. (Photo by Laura Farr/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Nicole Scherzinger of Eden's Crush during Mercedes-Benz Cup 'Night at the Net' at Stadium Court - UCLA in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)
Nicole Scherzinger (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - JUNE 30: (L-R) Singers Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thorton, Kimberly Wyatt and Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls perform on ABC's Good Morning America concert series in Bryant Park on June 30, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 24: Recording artist Nicole Scherzinger attends Beats Music Launch Party At Belasco Theatre at Belasco Theatre on January 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton attend the world premiere of 'Jack Reacher' at Odeon Leicester Square on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: (L-R) Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger attend amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 03: Nicole Scherzinger pictured arriving at Radio 1 on July 3, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by SAV/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Nicole Scherzinger seen leaving the ITV Studios on July 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MARCH 24: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP and his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls arrive in the paddock before the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at the Sepang Circuit on March 24, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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The couple dated for five years before breaking things off last July. "Everybody out there struggles with those issues at times -- loneliness and looking for love. I was trying to figure all that out," she told the paper.

The emotional breakup certainly wasn't one sided. In March a friend of Hamilton talked to the Mirror about the breakup. "During the time Lewis and Nicole spent apart, he was absolutely ­distraught and he said that if he ever got her back he would never let her go," the friend said.

This story does have a happy ending. Scherzinger and Hamilton are back together. The pair even sparked engagement rumors when Lewis posted a photo to Instagram and referred to the beauty as his 'wifey' in the caption.

Even though the couple seems to be heading toward happily ever after, Scherzinger revealed to The Sun that she still speaks regularly to a therapist to cleanse herself of her "demons."

Well, she is certainly in good company among Hollywood's elite. Leading ladies like Lena Dunham, Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow have all spoken openly about their time in therapy.

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