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- English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
Ellie Goulding has revealed she hasn’t seen her mother for a year and admitted she doesn’t think their relationship is fixable.
The Love Me Like You Do singer confessed her relationship with mum Tracey Goulding – an artist with links to the music industry – was troubled.
Goulding told The Independent: “I haven’t seen my mother since my wedding last year. I’ve done a lot of therapy about it because what I thought was fixable isn’t fixable.
“I think a lot of women have difficult relationships with their mothers and we find it hard to talk openly about that.
“I was talking to another woman earlier today who isn’t in contact with her mother and finds that deeply scarring. I hope one day I’ll be able to get this off my chest. But for now I know it comes bubbling through my subconscious, through my music.”
The 33-year-old singer – one of four siblings who grew up in a single-parent family after her father left when she was five-years-old – also revealed the last time she had spoken publicly about her mother, she had become very angry.
Goulding said: “It’s frustrating. because I really want to talk to you about it. But she became quite threatening when I did talk about her in the press. Discussing her was a disaster.”
The Power singer married art dealer Caspar Jopling in August 2019 in a star-studded wedding attended by Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, James Blunt, Tracey Emin, Joe Wicks and Jimmy Carr.
Earlier this year her mother became embroiled in a Twitter racism row with I’m A Celebrity and X Factor star Myles Stephenson.
Tracey Goulding tweeted in January: “Didn't notice it so much on jungle but what's with #myles #gmb trying to sound like a black dude??"
Stephenson, 28, replied: "Please tell me what a 'black dude' sounds like Trace? I'll be sure to tell my 'black' side of my family that I sound like them! They'll be happy! 2020 and racism already starting.”
Say anything you want about my presenting ability but I will not tolerate racism one bit! Especially when Im just trying to brighten peoples day & ESPECIALLY when your saying that me & my ethnic background sound a certain way! @Traceygoulding you should be ashamed! #FRacistPeople pic.twitter.com/Q0A3aN0oXp
— Myles Stephenson (@MylesRakSu) January 3, 2020
He also tweeted: "Say anything you want about my presenting ability but I will not tolerate racism one bit! Especially when I'm just trying to brighten peoples day & ESPECIALLY when your saying that me & my ethnic background sound a certain way! You should be ashamed! #FRacistPeople."