Ellie Goulding performs new single about heartbreak - as her ex-husband sits in audience

Ellie Goulding has had a busy few months working on her sixth studio album, and she finally took to the stage on Thursday evening to perform a brand new track from the upcoming release.

The singer, 37, fronted an amazing one-off performance at London's Royal Albert Hall, where she was joined by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and performed new song Easy To Love Me - which is about heartbreak.

Following her split from her art dealer husband Caspar Jopling, which Ellie officially confirmed in February, she appears to have poured her heartache into the new music. But making the performance even more insightful, Caspar was in the show's audience.

Ellie Goulding on stage
Ellie Goulding took to the stage this week to perform a new song about heartbreak, while her ex-husband Caspar Jopling sat in the audience and watched, after their split last year -Credit:Dawn Fletcher-Park/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock

On the track, she sings: “Every mistake I made was the last one, yet you still fight for us. I know it’s not easy to love me but I’m yours if you want me."

Later singing: "Maybe I’m too much for you. All the questions, they hurt my head. Finally found something true I might lose, but you know I’ll be there."

While Caspar didn't post anything from the evening, he was tagged in a snap from a fan who met him inside Royal Albert Hall.

Ellie shares son Arthur, who she welcomed in April 2021, with Caspar. The former couple tied the knot in 2019 during a stunning ceremony at York Minster, three years after they met while at a dinner party.

Ellie and Caspar
Ellie and Caspar confirmed their split in February after almost five years of marriage -Credit:GETTY

Rumblings that Ellie had split from Caspar began last summer, but confirming the news in February with an emotional statement, she said: "In light of recent stories, I feel I have been left with no choice but to let you all know that Casper and I privately separated some time ago.

"We remain the closest of friends and have been successfully co-parenting with our songs best interests at heart. We are committed to protecting our family privacy and thank people in advance for respecting our wishes - we won't be commenting any further. Thank you x"

Ellie with her son
She and Caspar share a son named Arthur -Credit:Instagram/@elliegoulding

Ellie then appeared to have moved on as she was spotted in Costa Rica packing on the PDA with surf instructor Armando Perez, as the pair looked cosy on the beach together.

According to The Sun, Ellie has shared that her new song, which she wrote with producer and songwriter Jack Rochon, is 'from the heart'. She said: “We wrote this, but it’s what I do — I write from the heart and I write what I’m feeling and think about the consequences afterwards.”