‘It wasn’t that hard to hide in lockdown!’ Pregnant Ellie Goulding reveals she stole husband Caspar Jopling’s coat ‘for about six months’ to disguise her baby bump
She stunned fans when she announced she was eight months pregnant with her first child with husband Caspar Jopling earlier this week.
And Ellie Goulding candidly discussed how she was able to keep her baby news a secret for so long during an interview on Sunday Brunch this weekend.
The Lights hitmaker, 34, admitted she covered her growing bump with her 29-year-old husband’s coat as she chatted with hosts Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy.
Mum to be: Ellie Goulding candidly discussed how she was able to keep her baby news a secret for so long during an interview on Sunday Brunch this weekend
Asked how pregnancy had been for her and how she kept it a secret, she said: ‘It’s different…I stole my husband’s coat for about six months,
‘But that was really just in the shops, I didn’t go anywhere else. Out on walks, I just kept it covered up. It wasn’t really that hard, though, because of lockdown, I haven’t really seen anyone.’
A glowing Ellie swathed her stomach in a multicoloured jumper and floaty dress as she chatted.
The singer, who married art dealer Caspar in 2019, announced her pregnancy in stunning at-home shots taken for Vogue Magazine.
Cute couple: Ellie and husband Caspar Jopling tied the knot at York Minster in 2019 (pictured February 2020)
Ellie’s last major appearance was at the V&A Museum that month and she has spent the duration of lockdown at home in Gloucestershire.
She said: ‘We did the one show. I was pregnant and had no idea. That was [around] the time when Caspar and I went away briefly when we were allowed to for our one-year anniversary, and that’s basically when we found out.
‘It was crazy because it was our one-year anniversary. That was not the plan. The thought of getting pregnant didn’t seem like it could be a reality.
‘Becoming pregnant kind of made me feel human. I want a better word than womanly, [but]—I have curves I’ve never had before. I’m enjoying it. My husband’s enjoying it.’
Fun: Asked how pregnancy had been for her and how she kept it a secret, she said: ‘It’s different…I stole my husband’s coat for about six months’
Not long now: A glowing Ellie swathed her stomach in a multicoloured jumper and floaty dress as she chatted
Show stopping: Ellie looked radiant in a vast blue tulle gown in the behind the scenes snaps from her appearance on Graham Norton in an Instagram post on Friday
Ellie admitted that being pregnant during a pandemic felt like a lonely experience but felt like complaining about being pregnant was a taboo.
But while she does know the baby’s gender ‘by default’ when she had the scan, she admits she wasn’t into having any sort of gender reveal and just wanted a healthy baby.
Ellie and Jasper met in 2016 after they were seated next to each other at a dinner arranged by their mutual friend, Princess Eugenie.
The pair got married at a star-studded wedding at York Minster in August 2019, attended by everyone from the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson to the actress Sienna Miller and singers Katy Perry and James Blunt.
Congratulations: Ellie announced she was expecting her first child with husband Caspar Jopling on Tuesday