Ellie Goulding has opened up about finding it difficult to have a long-distance relationship, but insists she's happy and "chilled."
The 27-year-old Burn hitmaker is in a relationship with McBusted's Dougie Poynter and told Glamour magazine, "Long distance isn't easy at all. You have to work at it, like anything in life. But I'm very happy. I'm happy, man! I'm chilled."
The singer also laughed off speculation that was on a date with friend Sam Karl earlier this year saying, "He's a friend of a friend and we were actually this far away (throws arms wide apart). It's all about angles, this is how photographers do it. It's very wrong.
"Very naughty... but I've come to accept there will always be something to say. Luckily I've got to a point where nothing can obscure the fact I'm a successful artist."
She concluded, "I've done well and people still really love my music. And I'm always about the music. My friends know that and the only downside is people reading things like that and assuming I'm something that I'm not. But that happens. And it will always happen."