Ellie Goulding gives birth to first child with husband Caspar Jopling

Anthony France
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Ellie Goulding during filming for the Graham Norton Show (PA)
Ellie Goulding during filming for the Graham Norton Show (PA)

Ellie Goulding has given birth to her first child with her husband Caspar Jopling.

The singer, 34, recently surprised fans with the news that she was eight months pregnant in a stunning at-home shoot for Vogue magazine.

Caspar confirmed the Love Me Like You Do songstress had welcomed a baby on his Instagram story on Sunday.

The art dealer shared a picture of a bunch of flowers and wrote: “Mum and baby both healthy and happy :) Extremely grateful.”

He added: “I don’t ever address the public attention that comes with Ellie’s job, but during this magical and personal moment we would really appreciate being able to enjoy our privacy - Thank you x.”

Ellie and Caspar first learned they were expecting while celebrating their first anniversary last year. They married in August 2019 at York Minster.

Caspar Jopling
Caspar Jopling

The singer candidly discussed how she was able to keep her baby news a secret for so long during an interview on Sunday Brunch earlier this month.

Ellie told hosts Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy how she covered the growing bump with her husband’s coat.

Asked how pregnancy had been for her and how she kept it a secret, she said: “It’s different... I stole my husband’s coat for about six months.

“But that was really just in the shops, I didn’t go anywhere else. Out on walks, I just kept it covered up. It wasn’t really that hard, though, because of lockdown, I haven’t really seen anyone.”

In February, pregnant Ellie Goulding took to the stage for her first public performance during recording for The Graham Norton Show.


In her Vogue interview, she said “the thought of getting pregnant didn’t seem like it could be a reality”, adding: “Becoming pregnant kind of made me feel human.

“I want a better word than womanly, (but) I have curves I’ve never had before. I’m enjoying it. My husband’s enjoying it.”