Ellie Goulding on her new found confidence and serenity
Ellie Goulding now feels more confident and content than ever before, and would even consider a church wedding as her faith in men has been restored.
Goulding tells the November issue of Glamour magazine (out October 5):
"God, yes! I'm nearly 30. I once had a pretty warped view of marriage because so many people around me had divorced parents.
"So for a long time I did think that I'd never get married and that men were s**t - all that stuff
"But when someone comes along and re-establishes that trust, [whispering now in case Dougie overhears] then it's nice to think of doing everything the traditional way: having a church wedding, with all my family in one place - I love the idea of that."
Earlier this year Poynter hinted that he was finally ready to propose to Goulding. He said: "Well... I don't want to say too much. It would ruin the surprise."
Goulding also revealed that the confidence her friends, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, exude when they walk onto a stage, inspired her to do the same thing, she said she thought:
"I should try that. So one day, I did - and it works! Now, my confidence has risen so much on stage that I think a lot of people who once thought of me as 'that Ellie Goulding from the John Lewis ad' are almost scared when they see me live - because I'm an entirely different person."
The Glamour cover girl is also more serene than ever before:
"I haven't changed anything about myself, but I feel more confident now because I've realised I've got a lot to offer that's not about how I look. I feel like I've got a good sense of humour and I like to think that I'm a smart person - and the truth is that you can't spend every day worrying about your looks.
"My best friend is so pretty that she got bullied for it. So I feel like you can never win with yourself and you'll never be happy unless you make a conscious decision to accept yourself. Life is very precious, so to worry about the way you look is such a waste of time."
However, songwriting is an easier process if you're sad, the 'On My Mind' singer confessed:
"It's easier to be inspired when you're unhappy [she laughs]. Any writer will tell you that. Because even when you're writing a happy song, you still need the fire of sadness. Which is why most of the artists I know have a destructive streak and sometimes the happiest of situations can be too happy for them. I've always used singing and songwriting as a way out - a way to escape. Now I no longer have to do that."
Watch Ellie Goulding's 'On My Mind' video and a recent interview with 92.3 AMP radio below:
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