Ellie Goulding has admitted she loves living apart from husband Caspar Jopling.
The couple have been happily married since tying the knot 11 months ago, and had been spending lockdown together isolating in Oxfordshire.
However, their living situation recently changed as The Mirror reports that Ellie, 33, moved to London while Caspar, 28, completes his Master of Business Arts degree (MBA) at Oxford University.
Honest: Ellie Goulding has opened up on the benefits of living apart from husband Caspar Jopling as she states: ‘I love my husband – but I also love myself’
Despite being separated from her partner, Ellie insisted that she ‘loves’ being in her own company, as she stated the benefits of their current long-distance situation.
Ellie told the publication: ‘No 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.’
The happy couple: Until recently, the Starry Eyed singer, 33, had been in lockdown with her art dealer husband, 28, in Oxfordshire (pictured in 2019)
Ellie, who celebrates her first wedding anniversary with Caspar on August 31, also opened up on her husband’s romantic side.
She added: ‘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.’
Her words comes as she prepares to release her first album in five years, Brightest Blue, on Friday, which she declared is ‘the best album she’s ever made.’
Temporarily apart: However, their living situation recently changed as The Mirror reports that she has moved to London while Caspar completes his Master of Business Arts degree (MBA) at Oxford University (pictured in 2019)
Ellie’s long-distance marriage comes after she recently admitted she’s not ready to have children yet with Caspar.
In a new interview, the singer declared growing a family is ‘not the be all and end all’ as she focuses on picking her career back up once the coronavirus pandemic improves.
The How Long Will I Love you hitmaker, who tied the knot at York Minster last year, said: ‘I want to have kids but it’s not the be all and end all. I am so happy right now and I want to have kids later but it’s not encouraged to wait.’
The media personality also revealed she’d be open to starting a podcast about work-driven women who want to become mothers in later stages of their lives.
Ellie told The Sun: ‘There are a lot of blogs, podcasts and things about being a mum or about a mum’s life, which I totally appreciate because it must be good to know you are in the same position as other mums. I want to know about women who are in the same spot as me.
‘I’ve got a career and, when coronavirus is over, I will embark on touring. It would be good to have like-minded women who are in the same position and want kids later in life or not at all. I’d love to hear a podcast on that — maybe I’ll start my own.’
New music: Her words comes as she prepares to release her first album in five years, Brightest Blue, on Friday, which she declared is ‘the best album she’s ever made’
In October 2019, Ellie said she’s sick of people asking her when she’s going to be a mother in a brutally honest Ask Me Anything section on Instagram Stories.
Her words came after a fan asked: ‘Do you think of having baby(ies) any time soon? (the world need two of you). [sic].
She wrote back: Not particularly [grimace emoji]. As you can imagine it’s been a non stop question.
‘I hate being made to feel like that’s what I’m supposed to be doing on this earth. I guess technically I am. But I see things differently in today’s world.’
‘It’s not the be all and end all’: Ellie’s long-distance marriage comes after she admitted she’s not ready to have children yet with Caspar (pictured on their wedding day in August 2019)