As news of Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter 'taking a break' emerges, the On My Mind singer was spotted cosying up to her ex, One Direction star Niall Horan

We’re still sobbing into our sandwich over the news that Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter are reportedly ‘taking a break’ from their two-year relationship, but it looks as though Ellie is doing just fine.

As the sad news emerged overnight, the Love Me Like You Do singer was all smiles as she performed at Kiss FM’s Jingle Ball in Dallas, Texas – where her ex, Niall Horan, was also in attendance.

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We usually wish for the floor to swallow us whole whenever we run into someone we’ve previously locked lips with, but that wasn’t the case for Ellie and the One Direction star.

The pair happily posed for a picture with their arms round one another backstage at the gig – where 1D also performed – with both stars looking happy and relaxed.

Well, we’d be smiling if we were hanging out with lovely Niall, too!

After much speculation over their romance, Ellie confirmed that she did indeed date Niall in an interview with Elle magazine earlier this year.

Addressing false rumours that she’d cheated on fellow musician Ed Sheeran with Niall, Ellie told the mag: ‘I did go on a few dates with Niall, but I was never in a relationship with Ed. I have absolutely no idea where that came from and why it was turned into such a big thing.’

Meanwhile, Ellie shared snaps from the evening on her Instagram feed – and, once again, there was no hint of heartbreak.

In one selfie she showed off her toned frame in a backless jumpsuit, captioning the shot: ‘Happy little face.’

And another showed her leaping in the air on stage, which she simply captioned with three love hearts.

Her rendez-vous with Niall comes as it was revealed that Ellie and McFly star Dougie have decided to spend time apart after their busy schedules put a strain on their romance.

‘They are taking a break,’ a source said.

‘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.’

We’ll be praying for a Christmas miracle to keep these two together!