Ellie confirmed she and Dougie are no longer together but that they remain as friends.
In an exclusive chat to 3AM’s Hannah Hope, Ellie reveals she needs some time to herself after Dougie split
After a show-stopping performance at the Grammy Awards last month, Ellie Goulding has been busy travelling the world on her Delirium tour, barely stopping to catch a breath.
But underneath her energetic stage persona, the singer, 29, has been dealing with heartache since splitting with her McFly drummer boyfriend Dougie Poynter.
The couple dated for two years, splitting briefly over Christmas, but eventually decided to call it quits last month with their work commitments keeping them in different countries.
“I’m not in a relationship any more so that has been hard,” Ellie tells 3am in her dressing room backstage at her first UK gig in Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on Tuesday night.
“Everyone knows breaking up with someone is a terrible thing and it’s really hard and it’s complicated.”
Thankfully, the tour has given Ellie a positive focus, so the break up doesn’t engulf her.
In a intimate chat, sipping Veuve Clicquot champers amid the waft of scented candles, softly spoken Ellie admits that she’s still in touch with Dougie, while he explores career options in LA.
She says: “Dougie is a really special person. He’s one of the most special people in the world and I’m so happy for him he’s doing so well in LA and he’s still one of my best friends and I know he feels the same.”