Even for the young, beautiful and impossibly wealthy, love can be difficult -- and Nicole Scherzinger's recent split from Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton is your latest proof.

It'll be a blue Christmas for Nicole, who confessed during a recent interview that the wounds from the breakup are still fresh. Does anyone have any mistletoe handy?

"I still love him," Scherzinger admitted to the U.K. Daily Mail. "It's all very recent and it's hard for me to talk about it. But we are good friends. We're great friends." Responding to rumors that the relationship ended due to an affair with rapper Tinie Tempah, she insisted, "It's the most ridiculous thing that people are saying something went on. I'm not that kind of girl."

Tough as things might be right now, she's keeping a positive outlook for 2012. As she put it during the interview, "Next year I'll work on me. It's a new chapter."

That new chapter should begin with the U.S. release of Nicole's solo album 'Killer Love,' which has been out overseas since March.