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Ellie Goulding is 'annoyingly traditional' about marriage

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Ellie Goulding is 'annoyingly traditional' about marriage

Ellie Goulding is too "annoyingly traditional" to propose to Dougie Poynter.

The 'Burn' hitmaker is incredibly happy in her relationship with the McBusted bassist and though she can see a long-term future with him, she won't be popping the question because she wants any engagement to happen in the "normal" way.

Asked if she'd propose, she said: "Hmmmm, no. I'm all about making women do things that blokes should do, but there's a part of me that's annoyingly traditional...

"You know, my life is so weird that I do want some normal things - things I grew up thinking were normal, like getting married in a white dress in a church and having an after-party.

"And a hen do - all my best friends in Ibiza or something."

Dougie has been teetotal since undergoing a stint in rehab in 2012 and Ellie insists it is "totally cool" as she no longer drinks to excess either, though she admits she used to.

She told Cosmopolitan magazine: "I don't drink to excess, so it's totally cool, but I did have a period where I felt like I did.

"I was touring with Bruno Mars [in 2013] and I definitely was drinking too much. I was a bit out of control... I wasn't happy."

Before finding love with Dougie, the 29-year-old star dated DJ Greg James and producer Skrillex and is still on good terms with both.

She said: "I don't let many people into my life, so when I do, it's pretty special. I don't want to let them go that easily."