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Ellie Goulding breaks silence on split from husband Caspar Jopling

Ellie Goulding  (PA Wire)
Ellie Goulding (PA Wire)

Ellie Goulding has confirmed she has split from husband Caspar Jopling.

The 37-year-old singer said they had been separated for "some time".

She married the art dealer in 2019 and gave birth to son Arthur in 2021.

Posting a statement in an Instagram story, Goulding said she had been left with "no choice" but to publicly announce that they’d broken up.

The Hertfordshire-born singer wrote: "In light of recent stories, I feel I have been left with no choice but to let you all know that Caspar and I privately separated some time ago.

"We remain the closest of friends and have been successfully co-parenting with our son's best interests at heart.

"We are committed to protecting our family privacy and thank people in advance for respecting our wishes - we won't be commenting further."

She also reposted a story from Jopling's Instagram account which confirmed their separation.

It read: "Hi people - hope you're having a good day.

"I feel (sadly) that I need to say something on mine and Ellie's current relationship... that I hope more than anything will make any final tabloid speculation disappear.

"Ellie and I made the decision to separate some time ago.

"Our immediate family and close friends have known for some time - otherwise we chose to do what we could to keep this private.

"Ellie and I remain the closest of friends, most importantly 'co-parents' to the best kiddo in the world, Arthur.

"This is the last I want to say on this - and please ask that you respect mine and Ellie's privacy. Thanks a lot. Caspar."

It was reported this week the singer is seeing surfing instructor Armando Perez in Costa Rica.

She is due to perform at the Brit Awards next week.

Shortly after her marital difficulties emerged last year, Ellie struck up a close friendship with ex-Tory MP and life peer Zac Goldsmith.

The pair were seen together in London last autumn after apparently bonding over their passion for climate issues.

She boasts four UK number-one albums to her name, with her latest, "Higher Than Heaven," hitting the shelves in 2023.