The couple, who ended their five-year on/off romance in June, have secretly reconciled and Lewis is ready to settle down.
A source said Lewis had already even gotten Nicole’s mother Rosemary Elikolani’s permission.
The insider said, “Lewis chose a glamorous, very feminine ring for her months ago from a well known designer, setting him back a five-figure sum. He’s planning on proposing in the New Year by getting down on one knee, it’ll be very traditional, he’s even discussed it with her mother and told her his intentions.
“Lewis knows it’ll look terrific on her finger and that she’ll say ‘yes’ after all they’ve gone through. He wants their romance back and is going to put his heart and soul into cherishing her and making her happy.”
Nicole, 35, and the 28-year-old Formula 1 racing car driver have had several splits and reconciliations in the past, but there were rumors Scherzinger was ready to settle down and he wasn’t.
Hamilton has realized his life just isn’t the same without her.
The souce adds, “He has climbed down from his rigid stance of being too young and too much of a traveler to marry and start a family. He’s been saying that without Nicole life doesn’t have the same meaning. They can’t be without each other, they’re soul mates.”
There are rumors Nicole has agreed to quit as a judge on “The X Factor” to help make their relationship work.
The source adds, “Lewis wants her beside him this year, he can’t afford any emotional turmoil and they’re missing each other, especially Lewis. Both of them have benefited from their split, but they’ve realized it’s impossible for them to be without each other or interested in anyone else.”
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