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- English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
Ellie Goulding has confessed she loves her own company as she opened up about living apart from her husband.
The Love Me Like You Do singer married art dealer Caspar Jopling in August 2019. They spent lockdown together in Oxfordshire but as restrictions have eased she has moved back to London for work while he continues his MBA.
On living apart, Goulding told the Mirror: “I love it! I love my husband – but I also love myself.
“I can read a book. I can go for a run, I can eat messily. So it’s really great that you can have a partner that you don’t have to be with 24/7 – even when you’re married.”
The 33-year-old singer revealed Jopling had made all kinds of little romantic gestures so she doesn’t miss him too much while she is away.
She said: “He built me a cover for my cat litter tray. And he always buys me flowers. I was driving down the motorway in my electric car and I found a little rose in the glovebox.”
Goulding said they currently don’t have any plans for how they will celebrate their wedding anniversary, but that it has been a wonderful first year of marriage.
She said: “Do people celebrate one year? It’s been a great year. Everything feels in harmony.”
She said of performing for a live audience: “I think I am going to have to build up all that courage...
“There is always a misconception that if you are a performer and you can perform to all those people, that you must be a very confident extrovert person.
“But actually I am the complete opposite. I think also this time has made me even more so."
The Power singer, who is about to release her new album Brightest Blue, has also previously admitted that in the past she would drink alcohol before interviews to try to appear “more funny”.