British pop singer Ellie Goulding and her dubstep DJ boyfriend Skrillex have broken up, according to The Sun.
Apparently, distance is to blame: Goulding is based in the UK and busy promoting her new record, while Skrillex (a.k.a Sonny Moore) lives in California. The Sun quoted a source as saying “It’s really sad, they were really good for each other. They just couldn’t make it work. They both have successful careers and live in different countries.”
The couple had been dating since early this year, and collaborated on material including a song on Skrillex’s 2011 “Bangarang” EP. They’ve been open in the press about the mutual respect they have for each other’s music, and Goulding had recently hinted at writing and producing more music with her boyfriend — but perhaps that’s off the table, for now.
Farewell Skrellie — we hardly knew ye!