Ellie Goulding's relationship with Dougie Poynter almost didn't happen

Published Monday, Oct 26 2015, 17:16 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Ellie Goulding has revealed she was supposed to set boyfriend Dougie Poynter up with one of her friends.

Ever since the 'Love Me Like You Do' singer got together with her McBusted beau they've defined 'relationship goals' for the rest of us. From their joint workout sessions to cute pampering nights in, we can't get enough of these two.

Singer Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter attend the BALMAIN X H&M Collection Launch at 23 Wall Street on October 20, 2015 in New York City.

© Larry Busacca/Getty Images for H&M

But in a shocking twist, it turns out those co-ordinated outfits and cute red carpet moments almost never were.

Although the pair have been dating since May last year, Ellie has revealed her original aim was to set Dougie up with a mate of hers instead.

"I approached him to set him up with my friend," she told The Sun. "Then I was like, 'No! I've got to have him!' It was a bit mean." Don't sweat it Ellie, we'd have done just the same thing.

And it's all worked out in the end anyway, as Ellie continued: "The friend that it was for is really happy and in a relationship now."

Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter, The Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 - Arrivals, 2 June

© WENN / Lia Toby

Although Ellie has recently admitted she'd like to tie-the-knot with Dougie, there's one part of the tradition she's not to keen on - taking his surname!

"I like my name. I think someone said it once - 'Ellie Poynter'. I was like, 'No. I don't like that'," she told the newspaper.

Name issues aside, Ellie also revealed that she's broody. "My sister had a baby five months ago and she's the most adorable kid," she said. "She is gorgeous and I'm not just saying that.

"Having a baby is so life affirming and such a beautiful thing. And I'm nearly 30. I'm not a teenager any more so yes, I'm broody. Dougie and I do talk about babies, it's natural I suppose. We talk without it being weird."

Well that's all very cute, and next time you think about setting your friend up with a potential partner - remember Ellie's story, you might want to consider them for yourself!

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