Ellie Goulding promised her new hunky surf instructor boyfriend she'd ride his ... trends now

Ellie Goulding promised her new hunky surf instructor boyfriend she'd ride his ... trends now
Ellie Goulding promised her new hunky surf instructor boyfriend she'd ride his ... trends now

Ellie Goulding promised her new hunky surf instructor boyfriend she'd ride his ... trends now

The sun-kissed Costa Rican surf instructor seen canoodling with Ellie Goulding in the Pacific promised the star she would ride his 'wave of the day' during lessons starting at $50, MailOnline can reveal today.

Armando Perez and his brother Gero run the $70-a-night La Puente Surfhouse and hostel on the west coast of the Central American paradise.

Armando, known as Tio to his friends, promises to be a patient teacher and help students to 'read the sea' as long as they are 'patient' and ‘respect its power’.

He has surfed the same stretch of the Pacific Ocean since he was a child after his parents moved to the resort of Playa Hermosa, close to the border with Nicaragua.

‘I have been surfing since I was a child. The waves of Playa Hermosa are my home and I am a very good host,’ he says on his website.3

T he sun-kissed Costa Rican surf instructor seen canoodling with Ellie Goulding in the Pacific promised the star she would ride his 'wave of the day' during lessons starting at $50

T he sun-kissed Costa Rican surf instructor seen canoodling with Ellie Goulding in the Pacific promised the star she would ride his 'wave of the day' during lessons starting at $50

Armando Perez (pictured) and his brother Gero run the $70-a-night La Puente Surfhouse and hostel on the west coast of the Central American paradise

Armando Perez (pictured) and his brother Gero run the $70-a-night La Puente Surfhouse and hostel on the west coast of the Central American paradise

And as well as being a master of his craft, including his signature 'backside attack' move, the handsome instructor is a major hit with his pupils.

Ellie Goulding was photographed without her wedding ring and kissing Tio during one of her lessons this week. Shakira looked delighted, and captivated, during lessons with him last summer.

Armando says on his website: ‘As a surf instructor I will lead you step by step to the line-up and guarantee you at least one "wave of the day". Together we read the sea until you understand it for yourself.'

He adds: 'Grab your board, maybe get some surf lessons and treat yourself to some nice waves.'

Ellie and her husband Caspar Jopling finally addressed their marriage split on Friday, with friends of the couple admitting 'divorce is the only outcome.'

The singer, 37, and the art dealer, 31, shared a joint statement to Instagram after it was revealed Ellie had moved on with hunky surf instructor Armando Perez when the pair were spotted packing on the PDA in Costa Rica.

The couple are now expected to divorce after confirming their four year marriage is over after exhausting all possibilities, MailOnline can reveal. 

On Friday, Caspar looked downcast as he stepped out for the first time without his wedding ring.

Ellie and her husband Caspar Jopling finally addressed their marriage split on Friday, with friends of the couple admitting 'divorce is the only outcome'

Ellie and her husband Caspar Jopling finally addressed their marriage split on Friday, with friends of the couple admitting 'divorce is the only outcome' 

The singer, 37, and the art dealer, 31, shared a joint statement to Instagram as Caspar was pictured without his wedding ring in London

The singer, 37, and the art dealer, 31, shared a joint statement to Instagram as Caspar was pictured without his wedding ring in London

It was revealed on Thursday that the singer had moved on with hunky surf instructor Armando, after the pair were spotted packing on the PDA in his native Costa Rica

Armando is a surf instructor who hails from Costa Rica

It was revealed on Thursday that the singer had moved on with hunky surf instructor Armando Perez (right), after the pair were spotted packing on the PDA in his native Costa Rica

In the update, the musician wrote: 'In light of recent stories, I feel I have been left with no choice but to let you all know that Caspar and I privately separated some time ago'

In the update, the musician wrote: 'In light of recent stories, I feel I have been left with no choice but to let you all know that Caspar and I privately separated some time ago'

He appeared to be in glum spirits as he headed out for a brisk walk in London while Ellie enjoyed a romantic trip away with her new man. 

Ellie's trip to Central America was the second this year, she is believed to have met Armando during a trip back in January.

Ellie and her art dealer ex Caspar were reportedly living separate lives for at least six months, despite trying to work things out for the sake of their son Arthur, two. 

In the update, the musician wrote: 'In light of recent stories, I feel I have been left with no choice but to let you all know that Caspar and I privately separated some time ago.

'We remain the closest of friends and have been successfully co-parenting with our sons best interests at heart. We are committed to protecting our family privacy and thank people in advance for respecting our wishes - we won't be commenting further. Thank you.'

Friends of the couple told MailOnline 'divorce is the only outcome' following their split after two years battling to save their relationship.

Sources close to Ellie have told how it isn't the ideal ending for her but it is the 'only one' after exhausting all possibilities with Caspar.

A pal said: 'Ellie and Caspar have been over for some time now but there was this whole carry on of them pretending to be together.

'The fact is that it is over, Ellie moved on some time ago but she didn't want anyone to know.'

Caspar added: Ellie and I remain the closet of friends and most importantly 'co-parents' to the best kiddo in the world, Arthur'

Caspar added: Ellie and I remain the closet of friends and most importantly 'co-parents' to the best kiddo in the world, Arthur' 

The couple are now expected to divorce after confirming their four year marriage is over after exhausting all possibilities (pictured in June 2023; Ellie is seen without her ring)

The couple are now expected to divorce after confirming their four year marriage is over after exhausting all possibilities (pictured in June 2023; Ellie is seen without her ring)

On Friday, Caspar appeared to be in glum spirits as he headed out for a brisk walk while Ellie was enjoying a romantic trip away with her new man

On Friday, Caspar appeared to be in glum spirits as he headed out for a brisk walk while Ellie was enjoying a romantic trip away with her new man

They continued: 'But now she is enjoying the company of other men and there is simply no way back.

'It is so sad, especially because they have got little Arthur but they can't make it work and now it, really sadly, is going to end in divorce. There is no way that the marriage can be saved, the only way it is going to end now is by divorcing.

'It wasn't necessarily the outcome they have always wanted but that's where they are, Ellie is ready to date other men if he isn't already, Caspar surely will be back out on the market again soon.'

The exes were last seen together in October during a family day out, after the musician ended her friendship with Tory peer Zac Goldsmith to 'focus on her marriage.'

Ellie and Caspar married in August 2019 at York Minster with A-list guests including Sienna Miller, Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry. 

Their split was first rumoured in June 2023, when sources claimed they were 'living apart'. 

After weeks of discussions about how they would reveal their separation, the pop star's team finally revealed they had been spending time apart - blaming their 'hectic schedules' for the demise of their marriage. 

That same month Ellie was seen without her wedding and engagement ring when she attended the Serpentine Summer Party with Caspar. The pair were

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