When we think of an artist who writes love songs, we immediately think of Taylor Swift. But it turns out that her bestie, Ed Sheeran has written quite a few songs himself. And many of them are also, indeed, all about love. How? Well, this soulful singer has quite the relationship track record himself! From models to fellow singers to the girl from back home, these lovely ladies have been lucky enough be considered Ed’s “One” at some point — whether they were the inspiration for his songs or not.
But, how come we never really know about them? Because — reasonably so — he’s SUPER private about it all. “I just never want to be public. It always, always backfires. I really wish I could disappear at moments that I’m with a significant other. It’s none of anyone’s f***ing business,” he shared with Billboard magazine earlier this year. Either way, we’re totally jealous. Can we just get him to serenade us? That would be more than enough, honestly.
Aside from double-dating with their actual significant others, these BFFs never officially hooked-up. But that doesn't stop the speculation! After singing the song "Everything Has Changed" back in 2012 and then touring together, the two got awfully close. However, in May of 2015, Ed revealed our dreams could never come true to Power 105.1 in saying, "[She's] Too tall. I don't know man, I feel like we look like cast members of The Hobbit. She's in the Elven kingdom…and I've got hairy feet." Heartbreaking news, but absolutely hysterical. This is why we love you, Ed!
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After Ed was spotted holding hands with Ellie Goulding at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, fans were convinced that these two were dating. And that his song "Don't" was even inspired by the songstress! However, while Ed fanned the flames by telling Click 98.9, "I mean, normal people don't hold hands if they're just friends. It was going on. And now it's not." But Ellie's experience was quite the opposite! She actually told Elle UK, "I have absolutely no idea where that came from and why it was turned into such a big thing." Ouch!
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The woman who stole Ed's heart for an entire year was former tour manager and current chef — Athina Andrelos. The pair dated in 2014 and reportedly split after the 2015 Brit Awards earlier this year. And while Ed kept their relationship mostly private, he did seem pretty emotional over the split when asked whether or not he wanted to be single in an interview with radio personalities Jackie Henderson and Kyle Sandilands. Awe, It's okay! We know he'll find true love eventually.
Don't get mad, Niall Horan! Yep, there's a chance this "Photograph" singer scored himself the One Direction singer's ex — and a Victoria Secret model. Immediately following his split from Athina Andrelos, Ed and Barbara Palvin were spotted cozying up to each other while out-and-about in Sydney, Australia. But, unfortunately, we haven't heard much more about those two since. We guess we'll just have to wait and see!
In the brief time that the "Thinking Out Loud" singer was single, he was actually linked to the former Pussycat Doll! And, we have to admit: This is definitely one unexpected pair. But apparently these two were said to have been getting close — and later semi-confirmed their split — with a hilarious lip-sync video that Nicole instagrammed! We can't tell if it was all one big joke or the real deal. But what we do know is that the idea of those two together actually grew on us! You never know, right?
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There's really no proof that these two ever were together. But, as expected, there was a point where Taylor Swift may have tried to tie her two BFFs together. And considering they're both artists who are close with Taylor, odds are they'd have some things in common, right? Well, they were spotted hanging together this past June with their group of friends, but we've heard nothing much since. Sorry, Tay!
And a Victoria's Secret model isn't the only hot model to be linked to the red-headed cutie! In July of 2015, Ed was also said to have been dating Irish model Louise Johnston. Besides being close friends, Louise posted photos of the two hanging out together on her Instagram. But not long after the pics emerged, Ed happily referred to his relationship status as "non-existent." It looks like that relationship was only short-lived!
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From sightings around New York City to attending a Mets game together to a Las Vegas trip this past Labor Day, Cherry Seaborn seems to be the lucky lady currently on Ed's arm. And the best part? They've been friends since high school! So cute.