While Ellie was singing her heart out in Dublin, the handsome star dished the dirt at a Storm Model Management bash.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, the 26-year-old said: "We've been seeing each other since last year.
“They are both very sad that things have hit a rough patch, but are trying to see if a little distance can help them get through it.” Despite their hectic schedules, Dougie and Ellie have travelled together frequently during their relationship (and making us jealous with Instagram posts from their trips), as well as making a number of public appearances together.
Back in July, the couple posed for their first ever joint photoshoot, appearing in Rollercoaster magazine together.
She's had to cancel two gigs this weekend because she's suffering from exhaustion.
And, according to a report in The Sun, her ex-boyfriend Dougie has been on hand to look after her. A source told the paper: "It’s been one of the toughest weeks in Ellie’s career and Dougie obviously knows her very well — and exactly how to comfort her.
He moved back a few weeks ago and since then the pair have been spending lots of time together.
Ellie Goulding was interested to hear about her supposed relationship with Dougie Poynter.
“While she is going through a horrible time, it does seem like her turmoil has brought them much closer and made them realise what they’re missing." The cute couple split back in March and Ellie said she planned to take a year-long break from music to get over her pain.
And Dougie moved to LA to launch himself as an actor.
As soon as you stop relying so heavily on what happened in the past, you end up being able to deal."In addition to Skrillex, Goulding has been previously romantically linked to One Direction stud Niall Horan, Radio 1 DJ Greg James as well as Ed Sheeran, who confirmed the pair briefly dated last summer.
Mc Fly's Dougie Poynter has finally confirmed what we have all known for weeks – that he is starry eyed for Ellie Goulding.
Just a month before, Dougie hinted that he was even thinking about popping the question to Ellie, telling Mail Online: “Well…I don’t want to say too much.