Ellie Goulding says she hated "all men" before she met Dougie Poynter.
The 29-year-old singer has opened up about her feelings for the McFly guitarist and revealed that a series of failed relationships had caused her to reject advances from the opposite sex, before they fell in love.
She said: "Before him, I was having a single period and hating all men, saying never again, after a series of things that happened to me. But then I met him and was like, uh-oh, game over. He was just so nice."
The couple got together in 2013 but their gruelling work schedules drove them apart before Christmas and they temporarily split.
However they are now back on, but the pop beauty - who has just embarked on a world tour - says she has just about held onto her "sanity" over the past month.
She told March issue of Red magazine: "The last month has been really testing, on everything, on my sanity. The music industry isn't like other industries - there are no rules about working hours, or taking breaks. A working day will start with a 4am flight and finish at 3am the next day. Sometimes I don't have time to eat in the day."