Ella Eyre is “boringly happy” with her boyfriend.

The 26-year-old singer admitted people assume she is single because she likes to keep her personal life private, but she’s been in a relationship for almost four years and she loves her normal life with her mystery man.

Speaking to Closer magazine, she said: “I think people just assume I’m single because I’m so private about my relationship. We’ve been living together for two years now and I’m just boringly happy with him.”

But while Ella, who is of Jamaican and Maltese heritage, likes to keep her romance out of the spotlight, she does feel there needs to be a better representation of inter-racial dating in the public eye.

She said: “I don’t feel there is enough inter-racial dating that’s presented in a positive light.

“I also don’t think there are that many inter-racial couples in the public eye who get given the same limelight as others. I think we still have a long way to go where that’s concerned.

“I’m mixed race, so technically I’ve always been inter-racially dating so I’m less aware because that to me is the norm and that’s the way it should be.”

At the moment, the couple are being kept busy toilet training their new French bulldog puppy, Iggy.

Ella added: “I got a puppy a few weeks ago so I’m trying to get out of the house as much as possible to avoid him having wee and poo accidents in my house.”