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Haters gonna hate - but Ellie Goulding is 'strong' enough to deal with it

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Published 06/05/2015 | 18:04

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Ellie Goulding attends the House Of Holland show during London Fashion Week SS14 at on September 14, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Ellie Goulding attends the House Of Holland show during London Fashion Week SS14 at on September 14, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Chart topping singer Ellie Goulding “feels strong” after deflecting a few insults.

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The 28-year-old released her debut LP Lights in 2010 with follow-up album Halcyon hitting shelves in 2012 and both records sold millions of copies worldwide.

Ellie is active on social media and even though she’s highly successful and respected, the star reveals cruel people love to send insults her way.

"I Instagram and I tweet and I perform in whatever I want and if you accept that you’re always going to get negativity then you can overcome it," she explained in the June issue of Women’s Health UK magazine.

Ellie Goulding during the Elle Style Awards 2015 at Sky Garden @ The Walkie Talkie Tower
Ellie Goulding during the Elle Style Awards 2015 at Sky Garden @ The Walkie Talkie Tower

"So when you see a nasty comment, you don’t think, ‘That’s not fair’. It just kind of turns into a blur… I feel strong. I mean, physically I’m strong but I feel like it does add to me being a bit stronger and being able to deflect things easier.

"I feel like when things happen that make me sad – when people might talk about me or when the press might say things about me that aren’t true – I feel like I can deal with it now.”

Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter
Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter

In February it was confirmed Ellie is currently in a romantic relationship with fellow musician Dougie Poynter, who plays in pop rock band McBusted.

The songstress is absolutely in love with her 27-year-old beau, as he provides Ellie with a lot of positivity and inspiration.

Dougie Poynter and Ellie Goulding
Dougie Poynter and Ellie Goulding

"When I’m with him, I’m just his girlfriend, nothing else,” she noted. “He’s been doing this much longer – which is a first for me. We can have a really healthy understanding of what we do, but we’re not too into it. There’s no ego or anything like that."

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