Celebrities have a lot of stuff that they can bond over; how many invites to fancy parties they get, what ridiculous rumours a mystery ‘source’ has made up about them each day, where to go for the best pap-free holidays… Yet Ellie Goulding and Lorde have just Twitter-bonded over the most amazing thing:
Being snubbed by their Uber drivers.
It all started when Lorde took to Twitter to share her current Uber experience, writing: “Uber driver currently busting a nut about the fact there was a 'celebrity passenger’ just before me.
"I can tell our ride, by comparison, sparkles signicantly less for him.
"I can feel it from the back seat, his dazed glow. He’s probably now pretending that I am not here, that they are still together and alone.”
Unfortunately Lorde didn’t reveal who the “celebrity passenger” was, but Ellie Goulding improved the anecdote by replying: “Mine said he had someone from Ellie Goulding’s band in earlier but he didn’t like her music sooooo…”
Yikes - talk about awkward, eh?
Lorde summed up all of our reactions by responding with: “I just winced.”
Perhaps the two starlets ought to take a leaf out of rapper Kanye West’s book, with the father-of-two using his initiative and getting a ride with a paparazzo when his Uber failed to arrive in time.
Definitely beats taking a bus anyway….