The ‘Love Me Like You Do’ singer, 29, dated Poynter for two years. The couple broke up briefly over Christmas and got back together again but have now called it quits.
She told The Mirror: “I’m not in a relationship anymore so that has been hard.
“Everyone knows breaking up with someone is a terrible thing and it’s really hard and it’s complicated.”
But the singer credited being on tour with giving her a positive outlet and distracting her from the misery of the break-up.
She explained: “It’s never going to be easy and I can’t think of any of my friends who have been through a break up and said it was all right.
“So it has been hard and I’m just grateful that I’m completely preoccupied with my tour and getting to see my fans.
“I think if I wasn’t on the tour it would be a great deal harder as you know when you’re by yourself you overthink things and wallow.
“I’m trying to keep my mind off it by watching and reading things.”
The couple had to contend with the stress of a long-distance relationship, with Goulding based in the UK and Poynter moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
And they still have a great friendship, according to Goulding.
She said: “Dougie is a really special person.
“He’s one of the most special people in the world and I’m so happy for him, he’s doing so well in LA and he’s still one of my best friends and I know he feels the same.”
Laurence Fox has apologised for swearing at a heckler while performing in a play.
The actor said the audience member at London’s Park Theatre had become “so loud and so impossible to deal with” that he could not continue without reacting.
The star of ITV’s Lewis is playing French statesman Charles de Gaulle in The Patriotic Traitor, written and directed by Jonathan Lynn.
During the live performance on Tuesday evening Fox scolded a man in the front row with the words: “I won’t bother telling you the story because this c*** in the front row has ruined it for everybody.”
He left the stage and did not return for the final bow.
Speaking on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, Fox said: “Can I just start by apologising to the other 199 people in the theatre for my use of language.
“It was a very emotional part of the play and I was very upset about it, and then upset about how I’d behaved.”
Adele made a girl’s dream come true at her concert in Manchester.
When 12-year-old Emily Tammam attended Adele’s concert with a banner reading: “It’s my dream to sing with Adele”, little did she know that her dream was just about to come true.
Emily, who has autism and ADHD as well as the connective tissue disorder Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, left the audience in awe when she was invited on stage to sing with her idol — and belted out ‘Someone Like You’.
In a concert at the Manchester Arena, the schoolgirl was asked to come up on stage after Adele spotted the banner. Adele encouraged the crowd to cheer as Emily launched into the song, before joining her to sing the chorus.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Emily auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent in 2014 but did not make it through to the television round.