Singer Ellie Goulding has announced that she's pregnant with her first child.
Speaking about when she learned of her pregnancy, Ellie said it was last August, on her and Casper's one-year wedding anniversary.
"It was crazy because it was our one-year anniversary," she explained. "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."
Ellie also spoke about what it's like to be pregnant during a pandemic. "You have your partner, and you have your friends, but in a pandemic, it can feel particularly lonely," she said.
"Because it wasn't something I had planned for right now, [and] I knew it was a more solitary journey because of what's going on. I think that made me keep it very secretive and made me very protective over it.
"The sickness and tiredness was nothing I'd ever experienced before. I feel like it's a taboo to talk about pregnancy as being challenging. It's not always serene and like you're not always glowing."
"I'm not saying that every second of this pregnancy has been miserable," she added. "It's not always going to be easy. [But,] I have a newfound respect for any woman who has children."
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