The hand in his pocket said it all.
As Nicole Scherzinger leaned in to embrace her ex-boyfriend Lewis Hamilton with a warm hug, the F1 driver kept his distance, not reciprocating the gesture.
The tense encounter made a sorry sight in a Los Angeles car park.
Holding back: Nicole Scherzinger embraced ex Lewis Hamilton in an LA car park, but he didn't reciprocate the hug
The 26-year-old stared at the ground during most of their meeting.
The couple — whose four year relationship ended last month — shared an awkward silence as they seemed caught at odds.
Awkward distance: Nicole looked anguished as Lewis avoided her eyes, staring instead at the ground
A dejected Lewis walked away past a shopping mall, Nicole's hurt eyes burning a hole in his back.
His mood was a total contrast to that of two weeks ago, when he triumphed at the season's penultimate F1 race in Abu Dhabi.
Lewis split with U.S. X Factor judge and former Pussycat Doll Nicole, in October after four years.