British pop star Dougie Poynter celebrated four years sober by spending the landmark day with his girlfriend Ellie Goulding in Australia over the weekend (14-15Feb15).

The MCFly bassist checked himself into rehab in 2011 to be treated for substance abuse and depression after he attempted suicide following his break-up from The Saturdays singer Frankie Sandford.

He spent more than a month in the facility and has been sober ever since he was discharged, and he reached the four-year sobriety milestone on Valentine's Day (14Feb15).

Poynter's girlfriend Goulding jetted out to Australia, where he is touring with his supergroup MCBusted as an opening act for One Direction, so they could celebrate both the romantic holiday and the personal landmark together.

Goulding posted a picture on showing the musician backstage at a gig in Melbourne and wrote, "This amazing man is four years sober today. What a legend."