Ellie Goulding has opened up about how her dad walking out on her family when she was a child made her feel.
The Burn singer's father walked out on her mum and three siblings when she was five years old and she has revealed how baffling she finds the whole scenario and how it has affected her outlook.
She told Stylist magazine, "When you reach a point of no return with someone and you feel there's going to be no reconciliation, you have to disconnect. I can't allow myself to be emotionally connected with people like that again, it's too damaging.
"It's just a giant question mark why he's not around. It baffles me; I have no idea what happened. But, it's not for me to investigate. I've taken every positive I can from it. If I ever have kids I will never let their dad not be in their life."
She added that she admires her mum for raising her, her brother and two sisters alone, "My mum has been amazing. For her to bring the three of us up, that's pretty badass. But I'm not bitter. You don't miss what you don't have."