Singer Ellie Goulding and her art dealer boyfriend Caspar Jopling have announced that they are engaged.

The couple shared their happy news in an announcement in The Times of London.

It read: "Mr C.W.F. Jopling and Miss E.J. Goulding.

"The engagement is announced between Caspar, son of The Hon Nicholas Jopling of Yorkshire and Mrs Jayne Warde-Aldam of Yorkshire, and Elena, daughter of Mr Arthur Goulding of Hertfordshire and Mrs Tracey Sumner of West Midlands."

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A source told The Sun: "The couple wanted to tell friends and family first and people won't notice because her name is Elena.

"She's over the moon and has never felt so happy."

Goulding and Jopling have been together for 18 months.

She is currently writing material for her fourth album.