Ella Henderson didn’t see her boyfriend for the first two months – Music News
Ella Henderson didn’t meet her boyfriend for the first two months of their romance.
The ‘Ghost’ hitmaker initially hooked up with Olympic swimmer Jack Burnell on a dating app – but the COVID-19 lockdown meant they couldn’t come face to face.
Ella, 26, said OK! magazine: “We’re really good. We’ve been a success of containment.
“We met on an online dating app and I’ve never looked back.
“The funny thing about our relationship is that for the first eight or nine weeks, we didn’t meet physically.
“It was all done over a phone or FaceTime. We formed a great friendship and fell in love.”
This year marks a decade since Ella shot to fame on “The X Factor,” and she’s grateful to still have supportive friends she met on the TV show.
When asked who she’s still been in contact with since the show, Ella replied, “Only Rylan Clark and James Arthur.
“No one will ever understand what we went through on this show. We have this bond for life.
“Rylan is like my mean big brother and dying aunt. He’s always had me under his wing. And James, he’s always there for me.
Although she found fame on “The X Factor,” Ella previously supported the decision to take the show off the air.
The singer admitted that the long series had become a bit tired.
She said: “I think sometimes things need a break – with anything. You can’t have your foot on the accelerator all the time because things tend to run out. I think it will be refreshing.”