Ellie Goulding and her husband, Caspar Jopling, are expecting a baby, the "Starry Eyed" singer revealed to Vogue.
Wearing an old-fashioned white dress, the singer showed off her baby bump in photos for the publication, saying she's 30 weeks along. She noted that she was actually pregnant during her last public appearance -- a concert at London's Victoria & Albert Museum in August -- but didn't know it.
Goulding said she and Jopling found out the good news on their 1-year anniversary, and it was a surprise to both of them.
"That was not the plan. The thought of getting pregnant didn’t seem like it could be a reality," she explained. "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.”
But, the health-conscious singer laughed, "I started having a completely different body and different energy. ... I actually went from being smug about how healthy my salads were and my breakfasts and eating nuts and seeds, and then all I wanted was McDonald's."
"I was kind of terrified," she said. "I suddenly wanted all of the bad things! Whatever this baby did when it took over my body was like, 'Hell no -- I do not want broccoli, spinach, collards! I just wanted sugar and carbs.'”
Goulding said being pregnant during a pandemic is somewhat lonely and isolating, adding, "I have a newfound respect for any woman who has children.”
With a wellness book called "Fitter. Calmer. Stronger." coming in September, Goulding said she's "excited" about being a mom but will continue to work.
"I can’t wait to go back on tour. I’ve been in the studio most days, [and] I’m excited for the challenge," she said. "It will be a totally new experience.”