MailOnline Reporter

She is well known for her love of exercise – and her boyfriend. 

But pop star Ellie Goulding managed to combine the two when she stepped out in Los Angeles at the weekend. 

The blonde beauty, 28, delighted fans when she shared an intimate picture of herself kissing Dougie Poynter atop a hike trail in California on Saturday. 

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Take a hike! Ellie Goulding delighted fans when she shared an intimate picture of herself kissing Dougie Poynter atop a hike trail in California on Saturday

Take a hike! Ellie Goulding delighted fans when she shared an intimate picture of herself kissing Dougie Poynter atop a hike trail in California on Saturday

The Starry Eyed singer took to Twitter to upload the snap, which sees her smooching the McBusted star on one of the California city’s vantage points.

Wearing her exercise gear with her hair up in a messy ponytail, the star looked delighted to be with her handsome beau, who was equally dressed for fitness.

Dougie and his McBusted bandmates are currently touring the USA. 

Cute: A second shot, flanked by impressive LA views, showed the pair play-fighting and wrestling

Cute: A second shot, flanked by impressive LA views, showed the pair play-fighting and wrestling

A second shot, flanked by impressive LA views, showed the pair play-fighting and wrestling in a display of their mutual attraction.

Together, the shots amassed for than 2,000 ‘likes’ on the micro-blogging site. 

One fan, on Instagram, simply said: ‘cutest couple ever!!!’.

Ellie is often seen out and about keeping up her fitness regime, while also updating fans on social media with Instagram snaps.

The singer recently discussed how she has found a renewed sense of confidence since deciding to let criticism about her looks wash over her.

‘I wasn’t that pretty, I was fairly average,’ she told GLAMOUR magazine about her pop star origins. 

Good times: Chart-topper Ellie frequently shares pictures of herself with pals in Los Angeles

Good times: Chart-topper Ellie frequently shares pictures of herself with pals in Los Angeles

‘There was definitely a time when I ran too much and didn’t eat enough and for a while I worried a lot about how glamorous I looked on stage.’

‘But as soon as I stopped being preoccupied with those things, things started really developing in my career.’

Meanwhile, Ellie and her boyfriend Dougie Poynter have become inseparable over the last year, having met at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Of The Year Awards in December 2013.

The pair solidified their love last month by getting matching tattoos of a skull and crossbones on their fingers.  

Fitness first: The blonde singer/songwriter works very hard to maintain her good figure

Fitness first: The blonde singer/songwriter works very hard to maintain her good figure

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