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Pregnant Ellie Goulding reveals Katy Perry and Princess Eugenie have been giving ‘excellent advice’

She is expecting her first baby with husband Caspar Jopling in a matter of weeks.

And Ellie Goulding, 34, has now revealed how her famous pals and fellow first-time mums Katy Perry and Princess Eugenie, have helped her get ready for motherhood.

Speaking to The Telegraph on Saturday, the singer revealed that the duo ‘gave her excellent advice like where to find the best pregnancy pillows to get a good night’s sleep.’ 

Tips: Ellie Goulding has revealed that pals and fellow first-time mums Katy Perry and Princess Eugenie have been giving her ‘great advice’ as she gets ready to welcome her first child

Discussing her preparations for welcoming her first child, Ellie told the publication that singer Katy and royal Eugenie have been wonderful sources of information.

Speaking about Eugenie, who she met at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011, the mum-to-be said: ‘She’s been a great friend throughout this.

‘We’ve talked a lot about pregnancy and she’s been inspirational because she just takes everything in her stride.’

Princess Eugenie welcomed a baby boy called August on February 9, her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank.

Close: The singer revealed that the duo 'gave her excellent advice like where to find the best pregnancy pillows to get a good night’s sleep' (pictured with Katy Perry in 2017)

Close: The singer revealed that the duo ‘gave her excellent advice like where to find the best pregnancy pillows to get a good night’s sleep’ (pictured with Katy Perry in 2017)

While Katy Perry’s first child with beau Orlando Bloom, little girl Daisy Dove, was born last summer. 

Ellie and Katy are good friends, with the Firework singer attending Ellie’s nuptials when she married Caspar in York in 2019. 

Last year, Ellie revealed that the only female artist she is close with is her good pal Katy, as she usually feels like the ‘odd one out’.

The Love Me Like You Do hitmaker explained that she struggles to bond with other singers of the same sex and has ‘never felt like she fits in’.

Helping each other: Ellie also said that Princess Eugenie has been 'a great friend throughout this' (pictured together in 2017)

Helping each other: Ellie also said that Princess Eugenie has been ‘a great friend throughout this’ (pictured together in 2017)

In a candid interview with The Sunday Mirror, Ellie spoke about her friendships and praised American star Katy, 35, for giving her great advice

Ellie told the publication: ‘I’ve never felt like I fit in with any female artists, which is really strange because I love women so much. 

‘I follow female artists on social media and I try to be involved but I always feel like the odd one out. I don’t know why.

‘If I really need to talk to a female artist who has been through everything, I’m lucky enough to be able to ask Katy [Perry] for advice. And she is incredible at advice.’  

Baby boy: Princess Eugenie welcomed a baby boy called August on February 9, her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank

Baby boy: Princess Eugenie welcomed a baby boy called August on February 9, her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank

New arrival: Katy's first child with beau Orlando Bloom, little girl Daisy Dove, was born last summer (pictured shortly after her birth)

New arrival: Katy’s first child with beau Orlando Bloom, little girl Daisy Dove, was born last summer (pictured shortly after her birth)

Ellie kept her pregnancy under wraps for the first 30 weeks, however detailed how she’s been enjoying sardines and Weetabix Minis while expecting.  

The singer also explained that it felt like the ‘right time’ to announce her baby news when she did as she’d just moved into a new home with Caspar. 

It comes after Ellie displayed her growing baby bump as she shared an impressive home workout video to her Instagram on Thursday from her Gloucestershire abode.

The star, who stunned fans when she announced she was eight months pregnant last month, looked radiant in the clips.

Mother-to-be! Ellie displayed her growing baby bump as she shared an impressive home workout video to her Instagram on Thursday from her Gloucestershire abode

Mother-to-be! Ellie displayed her growing baby bump as she shared an impressive home workout video to her Instagram on Thursday from her Gloucestershire abode

Ellie displayed her growing baby bump in black gym shorts and matching coloured oversized jumper.

The mother-to-be styled her blonde locks into a sweptback ponytail and appeared to go makeup-free.

Ellie shared her impressive pregnancy home workout from her lavish Gloucestershire abode where the star did a series of weighted lunges and squats.   

Glowing: The Lights hitmaker who stunned fans when she announced she was eight months pregnant last month, looked radiant in the clips

Glowing: The Lights hitmaker who stunned fans when she announced she was eight months pregnant last month, looked radiant in the clips

The star has a very impressive exercise regime and has previously credited weight training, outdoor runs, bootcamps and HIIT training for her toned physique.

The workout comes after Ellie she reflected on a time before the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday as she shared a stunning bikini throwback photo. 

The singer looked incredible in the snap which saw her sizzle in a burgundy strapless bikini as she sprawled out in the sunshine on a lounge seat.

Ellie captioned the snap: ‘Me once!’ as she looks ahead to impending motherhood. 

Cute couple: The singer stunned fans last month when she announced she was eight months pregnant with her first child with husband Caspar, 29 (pictured February 2020)

Cute couple: The singer stunned fans last month when she announced she was eight months pregnant with her first child with husband Caspar, 29 (pictured February 2020)

The singer stunned fans last month when she announced she was eight months pregnant with her first child with husband Caspar, 29.   

She candidly discussed how she was able to keep her baby news a secret for so long during an interview on Sunday Brunch earlier this month.

The songstress admitted she covered her growing bump with her husband’s coat as she chatted with hosts Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy.

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. 

Wow: The workout comes after Ellie she reflected on a time before the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday as she shared a stunning bikini throwback photo

Wow: The workout comes after Ellie she reflected on a time before the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday as she shared a stunning bikini throwback photo 

‘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.   

The Starry Eyed hitmaker said she fell pregnant while on a trip celebrating their one-year anniversary in Italy last August.  
Mum to be: Ellie candidly discussed how she was able to keep her baby news a secret for so long during an appearance on Sunday Brunch recently

Mum to be: Ellie candidly discussed how she was able to keep her baby news a secret for so long during an appearance on Sunday Brunch recently

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'

She said: ‘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'

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’

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: The Starry Eyed hitmaker said she fell pregnant while on a trip celebrating their one-year anniversary in Italy last August

Congratulations: The Starry Eyed hitmaker said she fell pregnant while on a trip celebrating their one-year anniversary in Italy last August 


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