Will Ni­cole give it all up for a baby?

The X Fac­tor judge is ready to make big changes

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She’s spo­ken in the past about the sac­ri­fices she’s made for the sake of her ca­reer, say­ing she feels like she “missed out in life” – and now Ni­cole Scherzinger is giv­ing her work-life bal­ance a se­ri­ous re­think. Sources close to the X Fac­tor judge say she’s con­sid­er­ing leav­ing the show at the end of this se­ries for the sake of her re­la­tion­ship – and, po­ten­tially, to make way for a baby.

Ac­cord­ing to an in­sider, the 39 year old – who has been dat­ing ten­nis player Grigor Dim­itrov, 26, for two years – is ready to take the next step. But with in­cred­i­bly busy sched­ules, they strug­gle to make time for each other – and now Grigor’s told her that some­thing has to give. “Ni­cole is def­i­nitely ready for a baby,” our source tells us. “But find­ing the time is hard. Grigor trav­els on the ten­nis cir­cuit [he’s ranked eighth in the world] and she works 15-hour days. She knew from the start that if they were to have a fam­ily, she’d be the one mak­ing the com­pro­mises – Grigor’s at the peak of his ca­reer. He’s re­ally sup­port­ive of her, but they both know some­thing has to change. Ni­cole can work her mu­sic around Grigor, but not The X Fac­tor, too.”

The for­mer Pussy­cat Doll first spoke about feel­ing “broody” years ago, while she was still with Lewis Hamil­ton. But as her solo ca­reer took off, fam­ily plans took a back­seat. Last year, she said, “I’m not mar­ried and I ain’t got no kids yet... Work has come at a sac­ri­fice.” Now, with new mum Ch­eryl poised to re­place her on the show (see page 14), it seems the thought of never hav­ing chil­dren is weigh­ing on her mind.

“Ni­cole knew it didn’t work with Lewis be­cause nei­ther of them would give up their ca­reers – and she re­grets that,” we’re told. “If she con­tin­ues with the pun­ish­ing sched­ule of The X Fac­tor, she knows the re­la­tion­ship could suf­fer.” Our in­sider adds, “Nic re­alises that, if she doesn’t give it a go with Grigor now, kids might not be in the fu­ture.” This would be a big blow for the star, who reg­u­larly talks about her days out with her nieces and has told fans, “Fam­ily is ev­ery­thing.” Be­sides, who wouldn’t want to see some mini Scherzys in the world? n

If you want a baby and you know it, clap your hands “Pay at­ten­tion to me, not your phone!”

Ni­cole is a Sch­maz­ing aunt

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