Ellie Goulding is one of the most popular pop-singers in the world currently. The British singer has given some of the really incredible songs including Love Me Like You Do, Lights and Close To Me to name a few.
Last year, Ellie Goulding married to the love of his life, Caspar Jopling in a private ceremony and the first pictures of their wedding were nothing short of perfect.
For the unversed, Caspar is studying MBA at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.
During an interview with The Guardian, Ellie opened about her #MeToo story and also shared how since she was a kid, the Love Me Like You Do singer was a real introvert.
Talking about singing, Ellie said, “Singing seemed to be a way for me to have confidence while not being confident. I don’t know if that ever really goes away. I have to sometimes pretend.”
Then she spoke about how initially her official meetings weren’t very charming. On getting her name connected with the #MeToo movement, she said, “I was a bit too scared, I thought maybe I would be judged”
Ellie Goulding then said, “The first producer I met wanted to sleep with me.”
“And I was like, why? I didn’t see myself as an object of desire. I wouldn’t be able to get home because I couldn’t afford it, and they would say: ‘You can stay.’ But there would always be the suggestion of something. I’d have to laugh it off – I constantly had to laugh things off. Other sessions would have alcohol and it would get to a point where the man would say something suggestive and I’d feel uncomfortable. My whole career started off with instantly being made to feel like a se*ual object, and being made to feel vulnerable in those sessions. And there are so many female singers that will hear me saying that and say: ‘Yeah, I can relate.’”
She was left feeling se*ualised over this and added, “was what one of my strengths had to be. I really was programmed into thinking that that was part of how to succeed.”
Really brave of you to share this story, Ellie Goulding. More power to you!