Ellie Goulding is snapped wearing a gold ring on THAT finger and looks pretty pleased with herself...

If our PE teacher taught us
nothing else (and she didn’t), it’s that when exercising, you remove your
jewellery. So what makes Ellie Goulding‘s ring so special that she couldn’t
take it off for her Royal Parks Foundation half marathon on Sunday? Is it
because… it’s an ENGAGEMENT RING?

It was certainly on the right
finger and remained there as the 27-year-old singer ran the 13.1-mile course
round London’s Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens in only one hour and 41 minutes. Ellie flashed
the gold ring around for all to see, as she boasted on Instagram, ‘Only signed up for it yesterday but we just smashed
this Royal Parks half marathon haha’ (bit smug).

The Burn singer has been
dating McBusted’s Dougie Poynter since the beginning of the year but Ellie only
‘fessed up that they were official in May, telling Alan Carr on Chatty Man: ‘He’s my man friend. Boyfriend, traditionally. He’s a very lovely human being.’

Dougie, who previously dated The Saturdays’ Frankie Bridge, also confessed that Ellie was his ‘bird’, adding: ‘Yeah, all is good in that

It’s clear the formerly uber-private pair have been getting more serious in recent months. They’ve been seen
happily PDA-ing all over London on numerous occasions and Ellie even played a
prank on Dougie recently, during an interview with Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw.

Nick‘s regular ‘Call or Delete’ segment saw Ellie ring her boyfriend live on
air to tell him she’d bumped into actor Johnny Depp – who happened to be a
massive McBusted fan, and wanted to meet him.

We’re hoping this is it for
Ellie, who’s previously dated Radio 1’s Greg James, DJ Skillrex, actor Jeremy
, as well as being spotted on dates with Ed Sheeran and One Direction’s
Niall Horan.

She’s due out at the BMI
London Awards tonight, where she’s going head-to-head with her ex, Ed and
band Passenger for the Song of the Year Award for her single, I Need Your Love
with Calvin Harris. So we’ll see if the (ENGAGEMENT???) ring makes another

They would have adorably shaggy-haired babies.

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Lucy Vine