Are Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter back together?

2016-01-02 17:00

Los Angeles - Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter are reportedly back together.

The pair recently took a break after for over 18 months of dating but Dougie has fuelled speculation they have reconciled after posting a sweet birthday message to the singer.

He posted a picture of Ellie on stage on Instagram and wrote: "Happy birthday to this very special/rad lady @elliegoulding (sic)'' to celebrate Ellie's 29th birthday on Wednesday.

Happy birthday to this very special/rad lady @elliegoulding

A photo posted by Dougie Poynter (@idougahole) on

Dougie also shared a picture of himself with Ellie's cat, which he captioned: "Ze cat whisperer (sic)."

Ze cat whispererer

A photo posted by Dougie Poynter (@idougahole) on

Ellie and Dougie recently agreed to go their separate ways as their busy work schedules have made their relationship more and more difficult to maintain, but were hoping to resolve their problems and reconcile eventually.

A source said: "They are taking a break. Their work commitments have meant they have been spending more and more time away from each other and it has made it difficult to maintain their relationship. They've decided to have a temporary break to see if they can work things out.

"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."

Ellie had been touring the US and Europe promoting her album 'Delirium', while the 28-year-old McFly bassist has been equally busy.

The source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Globetrotting can really take its toll on any relationship, but it's especially hard when work regularly demands that both sides have to be away."

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