Ellie Goulding in Marie Claire UK February 2014: "People Want to Instantly Marry Me"

Posted Thursday January 2, 2014 1:08 PM GMT

With her world tour kicking off in Germany on January 14th, Ellie Goulding pitched in on promotions by covering the February 2014 issue of Marie Claire UK magazine.

While rocking designer duds from Alexander McQueen and Les Petites for the David Roemer-shot spread, the "Lights" hitmaker dished about her childhood and the thousands of proposals she receives.

Check out GossipCenter's recap of Miss Goulding's Q&A session below. For more, be sure to visit Marie Claire UK!

On her marriage proposals:
"That’s the problem, though. People think I’m more wife material than girlfriend material. That’s probably why I’m single! People want to instantly marry me – and nothing before it. Who bloody knows? I quite like being by myself. What’s wrong with that?"

On her upbringing:
"I’ve blanked out a lot of my childhood. I've taken something from everything that has existed in my life, whether it’s been good or shit. Like, my mum’s brother was a soldier. He used to run to work and back – literally – so I picked up on his mega-ftness and thought, 'I want to be like that.' Then my mom has really good taste in music, so we’d listen to the radio and I’d want to know what she knew. And even with the relationships I’ve been in – it sounds cheesy, but I do try and take the positives from them rather than being bitter about them not working out. And then I forgot about the boy because I just loved playing guitar so much."

On her public image:
"I don’t want to be known for drinking a lot or smoking a lot, even though I do drink and I do smoke. I just don’t make a big thing out of it. People might think I’m squeaky clean, but I’m not. A lot of times, I’ve had that look from friends to say, you know, oh God Ellie – when I’ve done something – but I’ve been quite clever with what gets into the press. I’ve done some stupid things, some reckless things. A few too many drinks have caused a lot of things to happen."

Photo Credit: David Roemer for Marie Claire UK