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Ed Sheeran denies romance with Fade Street star Louise Johnston: 'My love life is non-existent'

Published 10/07/2015 | 15:22

Ed Sheeran arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP)
Ed Sheeran arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP)
Ed Sheeran performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Louise Johnston at the VIP Style Awards
Vogue Williams, Louise Johnston, Cici Cavanagh and Danielle Robinson of Fade STreet fame
Ed Sheeran and Athina Andrelos. Picture: Instagram
Selena Gomez attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016

Ed Sheeran has denied he is seeing Irish reality star Louise Johnston.

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The pair, who have been friends for years, were said to be enjoying the early stages of a romance this week.

But the Thinking Out Loud singer said he is still single sine splitting with ex-girlfriend Athina Andrelos (24) earlier this year, although he has been linked to Louise and Hollywood starlet Selena Gomez.

"It's actually non-existent at the moment. I'm not in anything," he said before taking to the stage for a three night residency at Wembley Stadium.

Ed Sheeran performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Ed Sheeran performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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"My relationship ended and then the day after it ended I was in the Middle East, Asia, South America, New Zealand – I was just gone and in my mind I had no time to settle with it. So I was just working, working, working…

"I haven't really had time to sit back and re-evaluate personal life, because I don't really have a personal life."

Louise, who shot to prominence on RTE's Fade Street in 2010, now works as a brand manager and consultant.

Louise Johnston leaving the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2013
Louise Johnston leaving the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2013

A source told the Sunday Independent that their friendship was turning into more in recent months, where they were reported to have had a series of dates.

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"Louise and Ed have been friends for years but now they have become a lot closer than that.

"They are constantly in touch, even when he is on his world tour but he is coming here soon for a gig in Dublin and they will be able to catch up then.

Ed Sheeran and Athina Andrelos. Picture: Instagram
Ed Sheeran and Athina Andrelos. Picture: Instagram

"Friends and family now know so it is out there. Louise really cares about him and it's going very well."

However, Sheeran was reportedly also set up on a date with Selena Gomez by their unlikely mutual friend Jennifer Aniston.

"Jen's known Ed for years, after Courteney Cox introduced them. She shares a manager with Selena," an insider told British magazine Heat.

Things seem to be going well for Ed and Selena, with the pair spotted enjoying a meal together at Wokcano in Santa Monica at the end of last month.

Selena Gomez attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016
Selena Gomez attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016

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