Ellie Goulding & Dougie Poynter Open Up About Their Relationship In 'Glamour'

Ellie Goulding & Dougie Poynter Open Up About Their Relationship In 'Glamour'

Ellie Goulding leans into Dougie Poynter in this new shot from the February 2016 issue of Glamour.

The 29-year-old “On My Mind” singer chatted with the glossy about the status of their relationship, songwriting and more. Check it:

On being in a relationship with someone in the business: “Dougie and I have such different musical worlds, but he understands when I’ve had a tough rehearsal or tough couple of days traveling. I don’t like to rely on him to get me through everything, though. I’m an independent person—I do like to take care of things myself. It’s important to figure out ways of keeping your own Zen.”

On the status of their relationship: “Relationships have their ups and downs. And sometimes, yeah, I want to be left alone. Dougie is respectful of that.”

On her solo songwriting process: “My music and me, it’s such a solitary—I don’t want to say lonely, because that sounds sad—internal thing. It’s hard to explain. Fans say, ‘Oh my God! I love [the song “Lights”]!’ and I’m like, ‘Ah, thank you!’ But in my head I’m thinking, God, if only you knew what I went through to write that.”

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Photos: Victor Demarchelier, Patrick Demarchelier
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