It is far too easy to get caught up in a scandal if you are as famous as Lewis Hamilton. This has happened on far too many occasions in the life of Hamilton. Even though Hamilton might be a lot wiser now, he had to tackle such rumors daily during his initial introduction to the world. This is exactly what happened in 2007 when he met an American singer, Natasha Bedingfield.
In his first year in Formula 1 with McLaren, the team was amidst a major industrial espionage scandal. However, Hamilton was more focused on the rumors regarding his dating life. Rumors started circling of a potential connection after paparazzi photographed Hamilton helping Bedingfield out of their car.
However, the now-Mercedes man cleared up the confusion while speaking to journalists, as reported by The Guardian. “I gave her a hand to help her out of the car,” an amused Hamilton explained. “I was just being a gentleman.”
The then 22-year-old was on top of the world with his incredible record-breaking performances in the first nine races. Naturally, there was a lot of attention on him. In fact, that attention soon turned into a target, which he feels is still true to this day.Chivalrous Lewis Hamilton Blamed His “Gentleman” Qualities for Triggering Dating Rumors With Famous Pop Star
Hamilton dating Bedingfield rumor was just that, a rumor. However, as his career progressed, so did the rumors and Hamilton did amass a long list of girlfriends apart from one long-term girlfriend.
Lewis Hamilton and his long list of girlfriends
The successful yet humble and charming Brit hasn’t shied away from exploring his dating options throughout his career. Moreover, apart from Nicole Scherzinger and Jordi Ma, all his relationships have been significantly short-lived.