Ellie: ‘We Have Something Special’
Return of the ex? They do seem close…
We’ve always thought there was something still there between these Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter. Not only have the pair remained close since their split, they’ve also been spotted together a number of times and both openly gush about each other – with Ellie even referring to Dougie as ‘the one’.
‘We have something I know is special and I think other people see it – my friends see it; my family see it,’ Ellie’s admitted previously. ‘But I think some things are just kind of unfinished, an unfinished story. I hope.’
However, a year after their February 2016 split (when we’d all but given up on a reunion) we’re told the pair have put their differences aside and have secretly been seeing each other for weeks. Which is why they were snapped leaving the Burberry after-party together.
While Ellie’s been linked to judo champion and personal trainer Bobby Rich recently, our sources reveal that she and Dougie have been growing close again. It’s all because Ellie, 30, has moved into a property close to Dougie’s south London home and her break in touring has allowed them to spend time together.
‘They just have so much fun together,’ says our source. ‘The only reason they split was down to work commitments. They left the LFW parties to go on to her manager’s do. They were flirting but that’s all for now.’
It’s no secret that Ellie struggled with their break-up. After parting ways last year, the singer spoke out, saying: ‘People think I’m invincible but these past few weeks have been tough. When you’re in the public eye, it seems like you’re able to deal with stuff better than anyone else, which is not remotely true.’
After their separation, Dougie, 29, admitted: ‘We still love each other very much. We hung out at Coachella all day, with her friends and my friends. It’s really, really cool.’
So could there be a proper reunion on the cards? ‘Ellie’s desperate to take it slow, but Dougie already seems smitten again,’ a close pal tells Look. Well, they wouldn’t be the first high-profile rubberband relationship…
Dougie and Ellie even have the same taste in shirts