Ellie Goulding has officially declared that her boyfriend Dougie Poynter is “the one forever”. The 28 year-old English singer/songwriter, most famous for her solo act Lights, first started dating the McFly musician more than a year ago, in 2013, although the couple didn’t become public with their romance until February of this year. Goulding claims to be absolutely enamoured with her man, and she has stated that she envisions a long and fruitful future together.
“He is definitely the one forever. He’s been through a lot, and he has a quiet depth that I love,” she told reporters at a recent press conference. “And you know what, when I was a teenager, I fancied him, but I thought he was out of my league. Way too good-looking for me.”
Although the couple has not yet announced their engagement, many tabloid papers and music industry insiders have speculated that an engagement is highly likely.
“Calvin Harris has already offered to play at our wedding,” Goulding declared. “Not that we’ve organized one. But the offer has been made.”
The beautiful blonde’s love life has been a source of sensation for many years now. For a while a rumor was circulating that she cheated on One Direction pop star Niall Horanwith Ed Sheeran, but Goulding has denied that this ever happened. She recently appeared in Taylor Swift’s new music video for the single “Bad Blood”.
“I find it so frustrating that female musicians are constantly defined by the men they have or haven’t dated.” Goulding said about the musical collaboration with Swift. “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.”
Goulding and Poynter are one of the commercial music world’s most-watched couples. Goulding even gushed about him recently at the Glamour Awards, during her acceptance speech for the Cointreau Solo Artist Award. She said, “My boyfriend is the coolest person in the world. Definitely punching above my weight.”
In response, Poynter said that Goulding is “beautiful and talented. Just incredible.” The lovebirds are reported to have matching skull tattoos, and their favorite Instagram filter is X Pro II.
Goulding’s career began when she was spotted by record producer Jamie Lillywhite, who later became her manager. She signed a contract with Polydor Records in July 2009. In 2010 she became the second artist to top BBC’s annual Sound Of… poll and win the Critics’ Choice Award in the same year. Goulding released her debut studio album, Lights, in 2010. The album has sold over 850,000 copies in the UK. Her second studio album, Halcyon, was released in October 2012 and climbed its way to the top of the charts. At the 2014 Brit Awards she received the award for Best British Female Artist. Although she has received far more media attention for her relationship with Dougie Poynter than for her music.
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