Ellie Goulding: ‘My gym addiction almost took over my life’

Ellie Goulding has credited husband Caspar Jopling with helping her overcome a gym addiction that nearly took over her life.The 33-year-old singer admitted in an interview with Britain’s The Sun newspaper that her reliance on hitting the gym became so …

Ellie Goulding has credited husband Caspar Jopling with helping her overcome a gym addiction that nearly took over her life.

The 33-year-old singer admitted in an interview with Britain’s The Sun newspaper that her reliance on hitting the gym became so extreme that she was working out every single day. And that, combined with a poor diet, meant Ellie wasn’t in a good place mentally and physically.

“I don’t consider myself to have an addictive personality but I felt as though I did at one point have a gym addiction that was just not fun, I felt I had to go to the gym every single day,” she said. “I don’t know whether it was a survival thing, because ­touring was so tiring, so hard, really taxing on your body and your mental health.

“I felt as though it was a ­survival instinct to be working out all the time, making sure I was super fit, super healthy and tried to counteract having drinks on tour and perhaps not eating very well.”

But after marrying art dealer Caspar last August, the BRIT Award winner was able to see that she could find a better balance.

“I thought the touring life was real life. I thought that was how my life was, and the idea that I could wake up in the morning and not have anything to do was really bizarre,” Ellie said. “Whereas now I have a much healthier diet and I’m quite into biohacking, which is an extreme word of trying to be the healthiest version of yourself you can ­possibly be. So not to be a complete nerd right now but it’s a ­genuine interest.”

The Burn hitmaker was also inspired by Caspar’s approach to fitness, and tried to incorporate his rowing training into her own workouts.

“He has such an amazing routine for that rowing and so I’ve been quite inspired by his amazing willpower and determination,” she added.

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Ellie Goulding paid homage to Yorkshire with bespoke Chloe wedding dress

Ellie Goulding paid homage to her husband’s Yorkshire heritage with the bespoke Chloe gown she wore to her wedding last month.The Starry Eyed singer tied the knot with art dealer Caspar Jopling at York Minster cathedral in his hometown of York, England…

Ellie Goulding paid homage to her husband’s Yorkshire heritage with the bespoke Chloe gown she wore to her wedding last month.

The Starry Eyed singer tied the knot with art dealer Caspar Jopling at York Minster cathedral in his hometown of York, England on 31 August, and her dress included fine details commemorating their relationship.

“I have never felt more special than the moment I first tried the dress on in Paris, and it was utterly awe-inspiring to see the craftsmanship and attention to detail,” she told British Vogue, referencing the gown’s embroidered white roses, a traditional symbol of Yorkshire.

Ellie also revealed that her and Caspar’s initials were woven into the fabric.

The 32-year-old worked closely on the dress design with Chloe creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi and the fashion house’s team, who spent 640 hours working on the gown.

“I was so thrilled and excited when I found out that the iconic and unparalleled Chloe wanted to design a bespoke wedding dress for me,” the star gushed. “I have loved them and their incredible team for years, so it only seemed right for Chloe to play a big part of this special day.

“From day one they worked alongside me to design, from head to toe, something timeless and classic, but with all the Chloe opulence and spirit.”

In all, Ellie wore four different outfits over the course of her wedding day, including a white Stella McCartney gown for the reception, as well as a bodice and skirt from Ralph & Russo and a dress by Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing for the party.

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Ellie Goulding ‘overwhelmed with gratitude’ following magical wedding day

Ellie Goulding has broken her silence after becoming a beautiful bride on Saturday. The Burn singer wed art dealer Caspar Jopling at York Minster cathedral in England and, after enjoying her first full day as a wife, she posted a shot of the magic mom…

Ellie Goulding has broken her silence after becoming a beautiful bride on Saturday.

The Burn singer wed art dealer Caspar Jopling at York Minster cathedral in England and, after enjoying her first full day as a wife, she posted a shot of the magic moment she became Mrs. Jopling on Instagram, confessing she was “overwhelmed with gratitude”.

“This weekend I married the love of my life, in God’s own country, surrounded by the people I cherish,” she wrote. “Thank you eternally to everyone involved in such a special time, including every single person that travelled from far and wide to come and celebrate with us at York Minster – a place that my husband and his family hold close to their hearts. I will never forget your support and generosity.

“We both send you all so much love and a massive hug.”

Guests at the big wedding included Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, British princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, singer James Blunt, and actress Sienna Miller.

The wedding party celebrated the nuptials at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire.

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Ellie Goulding offers fans glimpse of Stella McCartney reception dress

Ellie Goulding has finally given fans a peek at her elegant Stella McCartney reception dress.The British popstar tied the knot with art dealer Caspar Jopling at York Minster cathedral in York, England on Saturday afternoon. Goulding opted for a long w…

Ellie Goulding has finally given fans a peek at her elegant Stella McCartney reception dress.

The British popstar tied the knot with art dealer Caspar Jopling at York Minster cathedral in York, England on Saturday afternoon.

Goulding opted for a long white Chloe gown with Victorian touches for the ceremony, but on Monday night, she took to her Instagram Stories to reveal that she wore a custom number by McCartney to the reception, which was held at the nearby Castle Howard.

Uploading a snap of her posing alongside her new husband in a simple off-the-shoulder gown with diamond trim detail, Goulding wrote, “Me and my man.”

The star also tagged McCartney in the post, though the designer has not yet spoken about their collaboration.

However, in an interview with British Vogue prior to the ceremony, the 32-year-old shared that she also borrowed some diamond jewellery from McCartney for her big day.

“I’ve been lucky enough to work closely with some of my all-time favourite designers. Stella McCartney, who I adore, loaned me some diamonds for the day, which are my something borrowed!” the Starry Eyed hitmaker commented.

In all, Goulding wore four different outfits over the course of her wedding day, including a bodice and skirt from Ralph & Russo and a dress by Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing.

“Balmain have also been so generous with their time. Olivier has made me the most fun dress to dance the night away in. I don’t want to give too much away but each look is so unique, and I can’t thank the designers and houses enough for being a part of the day,” she added.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex also chose a McCartney gown for her reception when she married Prince Harry in May 2018.

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