Friends who play-fight! Calvin Harris and his close pal Ellie Goulding joked that they had a huge argument at the GQ Men of the Year Awards on Tuesday, September 9, just a few days after the DJ was linked to Mexican actress and singer Eiza González.
Harris and Goulding, who were rumored to be dating back in 2013 and have collaborated on several tracks such as “Outside” and “I Need Your Love,” were seated next to each other at the dinner and played around with some Snapchat filters. “We just had a massive fight at the GQ Awards, and we’ve fallen out and it’s horrible and awkward as f–k,” the “This Is What You Came For” hitmaker, 32, said on Snapchat. Goulding 29, chimed in, “Not really!” in the background.
The “Lights” singer later presented Harris with the Patron Solo Artist of the Year Award. “To call our next winner a superstar DJ barely hints at it,” she said. “He is the best DJ in the world. At 32, he’s just getting started. He is my friend — I’m so very proud of him.”
While accepting the honor, the “How Deep Is Your Love” producer recalled his humble beginnings. “This week 10 years ago was when I left Marks & Spencer Simply Food in Clapham South, where I carried out such tasks as date-rotating sandwiches and moving the salmon,” he said. “I’d like to dedicate this to my manager Mark Gillespie for being a fantastic man. We’ve been through a lot and discovered a lot this year — whether it be touring or dealing with the endless amount of bulls–t written about people in 2016.”
Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding attend the ‘GQ’ Men of the Year Awards 2016. David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images
The Scottish hunk faced intense scrutiny and attention from the paparazzi this year after his high-profile relationship with Taylor Swift. The pair dated for 15 months before splitting in June. Just two weeks after their breakup, the “Shake It Off” singer began dating Tom Hiddleston. However, as Us Weekly exclusively reported yesterday, Swift called it quits with Hiddleston because she wasn’t “comfortable” with the “public displays of affection” that the actor wanted.
Meanwhile, Harris has just started seeing González, a source told Us Weekly. The duo left a party together arm in arm in L.A. on Saturday, September 3. “They recently started hanging out, and it’s very new,” the insider told Us. “They both really wanted to keep it low-key for a while, but once these photos came out, they knew that wasn’t going to happen. They’re both happy and just seeing where things go for now.”
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