She has spent most of 2016 performing night after night on a world tour – as well as dealing with heartache following her split from Dougie Poynter.
But Ellie Goulding certainly looked relaxed as she got into holiday mode during her break to Miami.
The Your Song hitamaker is currently sunning herself in Florida on a trip with pals.
Ellie, 29, looked sensational while enjoying a beach day on Wednesday, slipping into a fetching striped bikini.
The skimpy two-piece made the most of her athletic figure, while the blonde singer boasted a growing natural tan.
She added a pair of shades and trendy sandals to her beach ensemble, before heading into the surf for a splash in the water.
Later on, Ellie was spotted back at her hotel pool – and laughed as she chatted with a shirtless male pal.
And while she’s more than happy to show off her figure on the beach, Ellie has made no secret of how hard she works to keep her body in check.
The Burn hitmaker recently revealed that she mixes up running with bootcamp exercises and even boxing to maintain her shape.
The star explained to Marie Claire: ‘I do have good abs underneath the alcohol belly that I’ve got going on right now! But generally I like to be strong, the way that I keep fit and the types of exercises that I do are intended to make you very strong.
‘I do a lot of boxing, that’s my thing. And then because it’s so intense you ache like crazy the next day. I run, too, I do sprints, I do treadmill, I run around Regents Park in my Nike Flyknits. I do Barry’s Bootcamp a lot. I do quite a lot of yoga and stretching too – never underestimate the power of stretching.’
The holiday comes after Ellie revealed that she will be using 2016 as a ‘gap year’ after working non stop since being catapulted to fame in 2007.
She added to the magazine: ‘I need to get to know myself again. I need to just not tour for a bit, because it’s a lot of work and it’s a very intense schedule. I’ll be writing, there’s no way I could ever abandon it all fully because it’s my life, but I definitely won’t be touring next year.’
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