The couple met in 2010 after Greg, 26, attended one of Ellie’s live shows.
The pair have been dating for the last two months after being introduced by a mutual friend."It was funny how it all came about," Goulding told ."Greg had come to a few of my early gigs and someone had told me he was a really big fan."I didn't actually know who he was but I listened in to Radio 1 and found out.
I invited him to my vinyl pressing and we got talking.
At 26, James falls in line with the Radio 1 under-30 demographic, and his promotion this year to the drive-time slot at the expense of the well-liked Scott Mills (aged 39), was seen as one of the most visible moves by the Radio 1 management, after much criticism – not least from the BBC Trust – that the station's listeners (and presenters) were too old.
He's also had his fair share of press attention for a celebrity romance with the pop singer (and royal wedding performer) Ellie Goulding.
He may have 'lost out' to the more edgy Nick Grimshaw, but Greg James is making a name for himself on Radio 1 as a young everyman, says Luke Blackall.
He's even got a gig entertaining British troops in Afghanistan It's a Thursday evening in the Radio 1 studio, and Greg James is playing a pre-recorded interview with the R&B star Usher.
While Skrillex is one of the hottest new names in dance music, Ellie had a hit in the UK with her version of Elton John's 'Your Song', and was personally invited to perform at the wedding of Prince William and Duchess Catherine.'The other day I just found somewhere where it was like, it clicked in my brain that I wanted to work with that person.
Ellie Goulding has reportedly confirmed her relationship with Radio 1 DJ Greg James.
The Starry Eyed singer took her mind off the break up by heading to Thailand after Christmas with mate Jessie J.