Ellie Goulding announces first pregnancy
"I was pregnant and had no idea."
Ellie Goulding has announced her first pregnancy with husband Caspar Jopling.
The singer, best known for tracks 'Starry Eyed' and 'Burn', revealed the happy news during an interview with British Vogue.
The couple discovered they were expecting their first child back in August on their first wedding anniversary. Goulding said she had been performing a virtual show right before she realised she was pregnant.
"We did the one show. I was pregnant and had no idea," she said. "That was the time when Caspar and I went away briefly when we were allowed to for our one-year anniversary, and that's basically when we found out."
"It was crazy because it was our one-year anniversary," she went on. "That was not the plan. The thought of getting pregnant didn't seem like it could be a reality. Becoming pregnant kind of made me feel human.
"I want a better word than womanly. I have curves I've never had before. I'm enjoying it. My husband's enjoying it."
Goulding, who married art dealer Jopling in 2019, said that everything happened "really quickly" and that the couple decided to keep the news a secret for a long time, because you "almost don't believe it at first."
"You're still eating the same, looking the same, for a while I was probably in denial," she said. "I was in such a good streak of fitness."
Goulding was in the middle of writing her fitness book, Fitter. Calmer. Stronger. when she realised she was expecting. “I started having a completely different body and different energy, I couldn’t deal with everything!" she said.
“I actually went from being smug about how healthy my salads were and my breakfasts and eating nuts and seeds, and then all I wanted was McDonalds.
"Whatever this baby did when it took over my body was like, Hell no—I do not want broccoli, spinach, collards! I just wanted sugar and carbs.”