Ellie Goulding and her husband Caspar Jopling have today addressed their marriage split, seemingly acknowledging that divorce is likely. The 37-year-old singer and 31-year-old art dealer both shared statements on Instagram, confirming the end of their four-year marriage. The news comes after Ellie was spotted in Costa Rica with surf instructor Armando Perez, sparking rumours of a new romance.

Despite efforts to reconcile for the sake of their two-year-old son Arthur, Ellie and Caspar have reportedly been living separate lives for at least six months. In their statements, they expressed their commitment to co-parenting and protecting their family’s privacy.

In Ellie’s statement, posted to Instagram today, she confirmed that her and Caspar would, “remain the closest of friends and have been successfully co-parenting with our sons best interests at heart.”

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Friends close to the couple revealed that while divorce wasn’t the desired outcome, it became inevitable after exhausting all possibilities. Caspar was recently seen without his wedding ring, further indicating the finality of their split. Caspar noted in his statement, “Ellie and I made the decision to separate some time ago. Our immediate family and close friends have known for some time – otherwise we chose to do what we could to keep this private.”

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Meanwhile, Ellie’s romance with Armando has become public, with the pair sharing social media posts hinting at their relationship. Armando, a surf instructor from Costa Rica, has been seen enjoying time with Ellie on the beach, fueling speculation about their budding romance.

As Ellie embraces this new chapter, she’s been sharing glimpses of her Costa Rican getaway on social media, including moments with friends and enjoying the sun. Despite the challenges, Ellie seems to be finding happiness amidst the changes in her personal life.

The end of Ellie and Caspar’s marriage marks a significant transition for both, but they remain focused on co-parenting and moving forward with their lives.