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Ellie Goulding says hectic schedule is not posing any problems in her relationship GETTY/ Eamonn M. McCormack

Ellie Goulding has opened up about her relationship with boyfriend Dougie Poynter. The 29-year-old On My Mind singer said people say they look like "siblings".

"People always say we look like brother and sister. Even our family members say it. It's quite weird," she told Glamour magazine.

The Love Me Like You Do singer said the two understand their hectic schedule. She said: "Dougie and I have such different musical worlds, but he understands when I've had a tough rehearsal or tough couple of days traveling. I don't like to rely on him to get me through everything, though. I'm an independent person—I do like to take care of things myself. It's important to figure out ways of keeping your own Zen."

"Relationships have their ups and downs. And sometimes, yeah, I want to be left alone. Dougie is respectful of that," she added.

Adding on, Goulding likes to keep her personal life private. She explained: "I keep a private life, but when I talk, I do it honestly. I don't want to pretend I'm anything that I'm not. Much to my label's annoyance, I do my own thing on social media. I take pictures of Dougie. I make fun of false press. It's important to find a grounded way to deal with all this [fame]."