Ellie Goulding is engaged to Casper Jopling, and took to the newspaper to announce their future nuptials in the most British way possible!
The Love Me Like You Do crooner started dating Jopling 18 months ago. Jopling represented Team Great Britain at the Youth Olympics in 2010 and has a degree in art history from Harvard. He now works as an art dealer at Sotheby’s. In June, Gouling told the Evening Standard that she and Jopling are ‘really, really happy together’.
The couple announced the news in The Time’s forthcoming marriages, saying, “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 that Goulding is ‘over the moon’ and has ‘never felt so happy’. The source also revealed that the couple announced the engagement in the news first for a reason, saying that they ‘wanted to tell friends and family first and people won’t notice because her name is Elena’.
Goulding herself has not said anything about the engagement. She told Marie Claire UK in 2011, “People seem to think I’m more wife material than girlfriend material. That’s probably why I’m single! People want to marry me—and nothing before it.” Goulding also added, “Well, it might be nice to have a wedding one day, mightn’t it? I quite like being by myself. What’s wrong with that?”
Goulding has also been linked to Niall Horan and Greg James in the past.