Ellie Goulding on long-distance marriage: 'I love my husband but I also love myself'

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2-min read

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.”

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Ellie Goulding is living apart from her husband Caspar Jopling due to work. (Getty Images)
Ellie Goulding is living apart from her husband Caspar Jopling due to work. (Getty Images)

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.

Newly married Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling leave York Minster after their wedding. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)
Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling married at a star-studded ceremony at York Minster on 31 August. (Getty Images)

She said: “Do people celebrate one year? It’s been a great year. Everything feels in harmony.”

Goulding – who has spoken in the past about suffering from anxiety – recently admitted that lockdown has made her feel more introverted.

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Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling watch the centre court action on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling announced their engagement in August 2018. (PA)

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”.

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