The 'Love Me Like You Do' star admitted that although her music career was soaring, she was "close to losing it all" as she struggled to deal with fame before meeting her McBusted beau Dougie.
Speaking about her new album, which is expected to be released later this year, Ellie told Refinery 29: "I have a song on the album that is called 'Two Years.' It's about two years ago, which is before I met my boyfriend."
However, before she was penning love songs about Dougie, Ellie admitted she was finding it tough to deal with fame and unable to deal with anything.
She said: "I went through a phase of being on tour and having a really hard time and not being home, and even just struggling with having a number one song. That was a time when I couldn't deal with anything. I was drinking, and I was not really myself.
"It's only when you come out of that phase you realise you were in trouble," she explained. "Now that I'm not in trouble, it makes it more obvious just how close I was to losing it all. Luckily, I never got to that point."
However, the 'Burn' singer is now totally loved-up and seems happier than ever.
The stylish duo are constantly at each other's sides attending showbiz bashes, sharing smitten snaps on social media and even getting matching skull tattoos!
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