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07 Aug 2018

Ellie Goulding Announces Engagement to Caspar Jopling in The Times

by helen@hitched

Singer Ellie Goulding and her boyfriend Caspar Jopling announced their engagement in The Times newspaper on Tuesday.

The Burn singer has been dating art dealer Caspar for 18 months, having been first spotted together at a Mayfair nightclub in April last year.

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Their engagement announcement read: "Mr C.W.F. Jopling and Miss E.J. Goulding.

"The engagement is announced between Caspar, son of The Hon Nicholas Jopling of Yorkshire and Mrs Jayne Warde-Aldam of Yorkshire, and Elena, daughter of Mr Arthur Goulding of Hertfordshire and Mrs Tracey Sumner of West Midlands."

A source told The Sun, "The couple wanted to tell friends and family first and people won't notice because her name is Elena.

"She's over the moon and has never felt so happy."

Ellie, 31, and Eton-educated Caspar currently live together, splitting their time between London and his home in New York.

She spoke only last month to the Evening Standard about finding happiness with him.

"I am very happy but I do realise you need some darkness to draw on to create the best music.

"But don’t worry — I’ve got plenty of darkness to draw on. There is enough going on in the world at the moment to get anyone down.”

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Despite choosing the broadsheet to announce her engagement, Ellie's love life is more often the subject of tabloids.

She had a two year relationship with McFly's Dougie Poynter, ending in 2016, and previously dated DJ Skrillex, actor Jeremy Irvine and been the subject of rumours about flings with Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran.

Ellie even famously had a short relationship with Prince Harry, who got his own happily-ever-after with Meghan Markle this year.

Her last relationship was with Bobby Rich, a bodyguard for David and Victoria Beckham, just before she met Caspar.

Ellie has previously spoken about being "annoyingly traditional" and wanting a "church wedding, with all my family in one place". However, she admitted that her first plan was a hen party in Ibiza.

A traditional announcement in The Times has become a popular way for celebrities for reveal their engagement.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter, and Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are some of the recent British stars to use the famous newspaper to reveal their upcoming nuptials.

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Published 7 Aug 2018 10:22 by helen@hitched