What is it like to date one of the hottest names in music and be thrust into the limelight? Well, Lorde's boyfriend James Lowe can tell you something about it.
The 24-year-old opened up for the first time about his high-profile relationship with the singing sensation in a heartfelt post on his blog Ono Field on March 18.
The post is called "Everybody Returns Some Day," and the New Zealand native shares candidly how he has struggled for several months to convey his thoughts and to "clear the air about a lot of misconceptions out there."
"Since originally sitting down to write this post, Ella has become a two-time Grammy winner," the photographer writes. (Lorde's real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor). "She has taken home a Brit too."
He continues: "Currently she is on the opposite side of the world on tour. As much as I miss her, I couldn't be prouder of what she has achieved so far. If you are lucky enough to attend one of her shows on this current tour, you'll experience more than just her voice. The production she has dreamt up looks incredible...I can't wait to see it myself next month."
Lowe then explains how his life has changed—or not changed—since they began their relationship. The "Royals" crooner first confirmed their romance in the January issue of Rolling Stone.
"My life is probably a lot different now, but it feels normal on the inside," he admits. "Jared Leto said that fame doesn't change you, it changes everyone around you. While I'm not the centre of attention here (and f--k, the times I have, it's never been fun), I do become aware of the people around me and their transparency. They fail to hide it."
Lowe is outspoken about being the target of tabloids, cyber-bullying and the paparazzi, but insists these "negative aspects are only a small part of my world now" and there is a "bright, shining silver lining to this thing I've been exposed to."
"I've been able to tell tales of the many amazing people I've met along the way—from fellow photographers, to artists I've always admired and never thought I'd get to meet, let alone have a simple thing like coffee with." he explains.
"More importantly," he concludes, "I've found a little inspiration from new faces. People I look up to. People whose work I admire so much. For all of this I have to thank the one I look up to the most. Who I admire the most. Who still fills the little voids I try to avoid."