The English singer-songwriter and English actor were together for three years, when they began dating in 2014 and got engaged the following year but eventually broke it off in 2017. During the new interview, she remembered the Twilight star's fans drawing relentless comparisons between her and monkeys on social media, which caused a massive blow to her confidence that rippled over time.
"It was really, really, deeply horrific, and it was at a time where I felt like I couldn't really talk about it," the "Don't Judge Me" singer told Theroux. "He was their white Prince Charming, and I think they considered he should definitely be with someone white and blonde and not me. Whatever I did at that time, people would find pictures of monkeys and have me doing the same thing as the monkey. Say if I was wearing a red dress, they'd have a monkey in a red dress, or if I was on a bike, they'd find a monkey on a bike."