Ellie Goulding explains why she kept her pregnancy a secret


September 07, 2021

"It was an opportunity for me to understand what was going on with my body and my mind."
Ellie Goulding kept her pregnancy a secret so that she could make the most of "nice, private time".

The 34-year-old singer and her husband Caspar Jopling announced in February that they are expecting their first child, a baby boy who was born in April and was named Arthur.

When asked during her appearance on the British television show "Lorraine" why she decided to keep the good news to herself until she was about 30 weeks pregnant, Ellie Goulding explained that she wanted to avoid publicity. as much as possible.

"It's scary for any new mom and I realized I had the opportunity to be alone and get acquainted with all these new emotions, hormones and all these things," she said.

"And I just did it on my own and dealt with it day by day, and it was just an opportunity for me to understand what was going on with my body, my mind. It was a nice, private period, but obviously the secret was revealed ", he continued.

Ellie Goulding also described how she manages to combine her new role as a mother with her career as a singer, noting that it is a "challenge".

"It is difficult because I am now a working mother and I returned to the studio three or four weeks after his birth. So it's a challenge, "he said.

"But I think people have a lot more understanding and support now, especially in the music industry, my record company, my management, my friends, they have all been incredible and so supportive and brilliant, so I'm very grateful for that." stressed.

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This challenge also made her appreciate the fact that she was able to devote some time to herself while waiting for her son.

"It was definitely a blessing to have this time to go through a calm pregnancy, to be in nature and to enjoy everything," she explained.

Ellie Goulding added that because of motherhood she is determined to maintain her career identity while still being there for her son.

"My plan was to become the best mom I can be and also to maintain my identity at work and I have achieved that, so I feel good," she said.

Elsewhere in the discussion, Ellie Goulding referred to her new book, “Fitter. Calmer. Stronger. ”, In which she presents her favorite cooking recipes, her favorite gymnastic exercises and the basic principles of her gymnastics.

However, the book is not only about health and wellness, as the singer also analyzes her transition to motherhood.

"I learn something every hour of the day during this time with Arthur, I explore motherhood," he commented.

"I'm talking about it in the book because it just came and changed everything and you have to adapt. "I talk about it and I'm really open and honest and it comes with its challenges, it's something that happens day by day," Ellie Goulding added.