Ellie Goulding graces the cover of ELLE UK Body Confidence issue and opens up about rumors that she has dated Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran and One Direction’s Niall Horan. She also spoke about her relationship with McFly’s Dougie Poynter.
The 28-year-old British singer-songwriter is not the first who has had to spent some portion of an interview addressing rumors and speculation on her love life. As needless to say a rumor drives headlines, so too does a denial of same.
Ellie Goulding told ELLE UK of her thoughts on what it’s like to be in the public eye as a woman artist and to lamented the plight that she and fellow artists face as they are “constantly defined by the men they have or haven’t dated.” She continued, and said, “It’s like, you can be a great artist, you can write great songs, but the thing that everyone is going to talk about is some relationship they think you have had or not had.”
She name checked a certain female singer, Taylor Swift, who has had more than her share of such. Noting that she had spoken with her about she said, “She definitely feels that. She gets bothered by it.”
Ellie Goulding went on to tell the publication of her status with both Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran, saying, “I did go on a few dates with Niall, but I was never in a relationship with Ed. I have absolutely no idea where that came from and why it was turned into such a big thing.”
Indeed there was an impetus for the Ed Sheeran rumors, as people began to read a literal meaning into the lyrics for his song ‘Don’t’ and speculated that he meant she was cheating on him with Horan. Sheeran himself fueled the rumors with some comments he had made in various interview.
She confirmed her relationship with 27-year-old Dougie Poynter, who is bassist in the pop rock band McFly, and said, “‘He is definitely the one forever. He’s been through a lot, and he has a quiet depth that I love.”
Goulding went on to say, When I was a teenager, I fancied him but I thought he was so out of my league. Way too good-looking for me.” She offered some tantalizing hints of the future as she said, “Calvin Harris has already offered to play at our wedding. Not that we’ve organized one. But the offer has been made.”
Check out the gorgeous red carpet photos below of the happy couple at the a rival mag’s event; the UK Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year gala at Berkeley Square Garden in London where she received the Cointreau Solo Artist Award.
You can see the Ellie Goulding ELLE UK cover and photo shoot here.
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