Ellie Goulding is an English singer and songwriter. Ellie’s career began when she met record producer Starsmith and signed to Polydor Records in 2009. However, Ellie did not become internationally recognized until last year when she was selected to sing at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding reception. Although, Ellie helped begin the union of a lifelong relationship; her experience in the love department is not so picturesque. Below are some of the past relationships of Ellie Goulding.
Goulding announced that she was dating Radio 1 presenter Greg James in August 2010. They started dating after meeting at one of Ellie's live shows in June 2010. The couple dated for 18 months and officially broke up in January 2012. Greg is a British radio and television presenter known for his position with BBC Radio 1. Ellie stated publicly that the lyrics to “Lights” were inspired by her feelings for Greg James. She says that the couple ended “amicably” and on good terms. The main reason for the couple’s break-up was quoted as scheduling conflicts. Ellie said that it was difficult for them to be in the same place at the same time. However, there was an obvious sign that the couple was in trouble. When Ellie moved out of the couple’s shared apartment in autumn of last year the rumors began to swirl that the couple had split.
Ellie’s next relationship started a little over a month after her break-up from Greg James. This romance started when she met American dubstep DJ Skrillex. The couple met while recording a song together called “Summit”. Skrillex is an American singer/songwriter and electronic musician. Ellie and Skrillex had a relationship from February 2012 to November 2012. Ellie and the dubstep producer started their relationship after emailing each other. The couple were officially deemed “an item” when she attended the Grammy Awards with Skrillex in 2012. However, the couple broke up in November 2012 citing long-distance as the main reason.
After Skrillex, Ellie Goulding had a brief relationship with Jeremy Irvine. The two were believed to be dating after they were seen holding hands on an ice-skating date in November 2012. Jeremy is an English screen and stage actor. The singer’s relationship was announced publicly when the two stepped out for an outing at a festive in London. After that publicly announcing the romance, the couple was seen on various dinner dates. Although, the reason for the break-up was unclear; the couple is rumored to have split in June 2013.
Goulding was rumored to have dated British musician Ed Sheeran. Although, Ellie took to her personal Twitter page to deny reports of dating Sheeran; the two looked cozy at the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2013. When Ed was asked about the rumors of dating Ellie, he stated that the two were more than just good friends. He was quoted as saying "I mean, normal people don't hold hands if they're just friends." The two sparked gossip about their romance when they were spotted holding hands at the VMAs. Sheeren also had his hand on her thigh while watching various artists' performances. The British musician said that the relationship was short-lived and that the split was amicable. He said the main reason for the break-up was scheduling conflicts. Ellie denied dating the British musician, stating they were just good friends, but Ed insists they broke up because the two "just tour a lot". The song "Don't" by Ed Sheeran is supposedly about about his relationship with Ellie Goulding and how she cheated on him with One Direction star Niall Horan.
Ellie was tied to One Direction star Niall Horan; she dismissed the rumor herself.
Since March of 2014 Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter are a couple. Dougie Poynter is a member of the British pop-rock band McFly. He also participated and won a season of the reality-tv-show "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!" Dougie Poynter made his relationship to Ellie Goulding public in a documentary about McFly/McBusted with Fearne Cotton.