Ellie Goulding confirms Dougie Poynter split: "I'm trying to take my mind off it"

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Ellie Goulding has confirmed she and Dougie Poynter have split for a second time.

Last month, it was reported Ellie and Dougie had split again - just one month after reuniting - and now the 'On My Mind' singer has confirmed the rumours.

She opened up about her break up to The Mirror recently, revealing she was trying to 'take her mind off' it by focusing on her latest tour.

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

Ellie told the paper: "I'm not in a relationship any more so that has been hard. Everyone knows breaking up with someone is a terrible thing and it's really hard and it's complicated.

"It's never going to be easy and I can't think of any of my friends who have been through a break up and said it was alright so it has been hard and I'm just grateful that I'm incompletely preoccupied with my tour and getting to see my fans."

The 29-year-old admitted if she wasn't on tour, she would probably be 'over thinking things' and 'wallowing' in her relationship woes. Instead, she is concentrating on performing across the world on her 'Delirium' tour.

Ellie added: "I'm trying to keep my mind off it by watching and reading things."

She also spoke of her fondness for her ex-boyfriend, crediting McFly star Dougie for being a "really special person."

Ellie gushed: "He's one of the most special people in the world and I'm so happy for him he's doing so well in LA... he's still one of my best friends and I know he feels the same."

Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter in Ibiza
4 August

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She and Dougie took a brief break in December last year, after battling with distance when it came to their relationship.

While Ellie has been touring, Dougie has been based in LA so he can focus on acting.

Despite reuniting, a source revealed that not being able to spend as much time as they would like together was still taking its toll on the couple.

They claimed: "[Ellie and Dougie] are finding it hard to spend time together as Ellie's music career takes her all over the world and she is pulled in different directions. Dougie is trying to make it in America as an actor and they are drifting apart."

The pair first started dating in May 2014.

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