Happier times ahead
Ellie Goulding is revealing some honest truths about her past, and is reflecting on a much more confusing and uncertain time.
Appearing on May's Glamour UK digital issue, Goulding is getting real about the contradictions she felt within herself, as she was navigating through her 20's.
Goulding married Casper Jopling in August 2019, and shares that marriage during isolation hasn't been rough.
She said, "When I think about my marriage, it’s a perfect example of it because it’s so mature, we talk things through, and we never argue. If we have differences, we talk them out, we don’t just say, ‘Well, I’m right and you’re wrong and we’ll just agree to differ.’ We talk about why we might disagree on something."
She continued, "It’s been great, I can honestly say that we haven’t come to blows, we haven’t stormed out of the house or vice versa and I’m grateful for that."
“It’s probably not ideal straight after you get married to suddenly be completely forced together but it’s been actual evidence that we can just co-exist really peacefully and really happily," she said.
Goulding, who has previously dated Niall Horan, shared how she was in past relationships.
"I wrote a song about jealousy the other night because I was a jealous, chaotic, frenzied person in my 20s," she admitted.
“I didn’t know who I was. I went straight from university to being on tour, so I had no chance to settle into a routine and understand my habits and my personality," she revealed.
"If you enter into a relationship as that person, then you will attract the same person that isn’t right for you. Then, for whatever reason, you keep going with this relationship because you feel safe in it and you feel like I’d rather be in this crazy relationship than be single," she shared.
She then opened up a bit more about herself, talking about intimate details of her upbringing.
"I think because of my childhood and not really being that close to either of my parents gave me that extra urge for comfort and security," she said.
Goulding is now feeling contented in her relationship, and shares she enjoys the solitude that self isolation has provided her.