Nicole Scheringer and Lewis Hamilton are being urged to get their relationship back on track by members of their own families.
The couple split in 2011 but reportedly spent New Year together, adding further fuel to the rumours that they are an item once more. Now it has emerged that their relationship is approved by those closest to them and that they want nothing more than to see things go back to the way they were.
"Nicole is so dear to the family. They still very much see her as their 'daughter-in-law'," a source told The Mirror.
Adding: "Those close bonds don't disappear overnight. They've been in touch over Christmas to catch up - and wish each other well. They've built such a bond with her over the years. Everyone is secretly hoping that Lewis and Nicole will give their love another go when the timeis right for them,"
Meanwhile, X Factor USA star Nicole has been linked to becoming Alesha Dixon's replacement on Strictly Come Dancing.