Ellie Goulding feels liberated by marriage - 'It feels like a kind of freedom'

 Ellie Goulding at the Bvlgari Serpenti Seduttori launch. Photographed by 
David M. Benett
Ellie Goulding at the Bvlgari Serpenti Seduttori launch. Photographed by David M. Benett
David M. Benett

The hitmaker has found a new sense of independence since getting married. The ‘Love Me Like You Do’ singer tied the knot with Caspar Jopling in August 2019.

In an interview with Legend Magazine, Ellie says she feels the union has liberated her.

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“I’m married now, so you would think that would be the cue for me to be dependent on the other person, but I actually couldn’t feel more independent than I do right now. It’s a strange paradox because marriage seems as though it should give you closure for something, but I feel the opposite – it feels like a kind of freedom,” Ellie says.

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Ellie also opened up on being confused during her twenties. “Oh wow, you know, back then, I was extremely curious. What’s the word for total mess? I guess I was such a curious person, but I was very confused,” she adds.

Compiled by Futhi Masilela

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