Nicole Scherzinger jets home to LA to attend her grandmother’s funeral

X Factor judge spotted with boyfriend Lewis Hamilton arriving at LAX

Nicole Scherzinger put on a brave face on Saturday night’s X Factor show, despite finding out that her grandmother had passed away that morning.

The former Pussycat Doll was particularly emotional during the Saturday show, and even shed a tear after District 3 performed Eric Clapton’s hit Tears in Heaven.

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Our beautiful December cover star mentioned that the track was poignant for her but didn’t elaborate further.

A representative for Nicole told MailOnline: ‘Nicole had to return to the US to attend her grandmother’s funeral. Sadly, she passed away on Saturday morning.

‘She did mention on the show that a couple of the songs were particularly poignant for her.’

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The 34-year-old was joined by her racer beau Lewis Hamilton, 27, as she made her way through LAX airport.

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