On the look out already Ellie Goulding sports 'Boys' jumper after 'split' from DJ beau Skrillex
14:58 GMT, 30 October 2012
It was only a few weeks ago that Ellie Goulding was gushing over her dubstep beau, but now sources say the electropop singer has ended her seven month relationship with Skrillex.
And in a new Instagram photo posted by Ellie, she may be subtly hinting that the rumours are true by wearing a jumper with 'Boys' emblazoned on the front.
Apparently the British-born singer felt the long-distance was too difficult to manage with her love – real name Sonny Moore – living in the US and so could be looking for a boy closer to home.
Over: Ellie Goulding has split with Skrillex after seven months together
A source told the Sun, 'It's really sad,
they were really good for each other. They just couldn't make it work.
They both have successful careers and live in different countries.'
In an interview with Popcrush three weeks ago Ellie couldn't speak more highly of her boyfriend: 'He’s my guy and he influences me but only in the way that any boyfriend would influence a girl.'
And she described their union as a simple romance: 'I just met someone, fell in love with them and that’s it.'
Emails: Skrillex and Ellie first started talking through messages via email back in February
Tour: Ellie is currently promoting her second album Halcyon
At one point Ellie was ready to move across the pond to be closer to Skrillex, telling The Sun, 'I scarily love LA a lot so I’m thinking about moving here.'
But sadly love just wasn't enough for the young singer and no doubt she can use this latest break up as material for her next album.
Ellie's latest album Halcyon – released earlier this month – does exactly that as her relationship with Radio 1 DJ Greg James is the foundation for a number of her tracks.
Apparently the sophomore album was unintentionally based on the 18-month relationship which ended back in January.
Barely a month later, Ellie was reportedly dating Skrillex after corresponding over email.
The singer is currently down under promoting her second album and appeared on Australia's version of The X Factor on Tuesday night.
Tweeting after the performance Ellie told her 924,710 followers it was 'scary but awesome.'
'As you could tell by my face I didn't know the confetti was happening hahaha.'
Ellie's management declined to comment on the star's love split.