Sunday 24 March 2019

Ed Sheeran ‘forgives’ ex-flame Ellie Goulding for 'cheating with Niall Horan'

Freya Drohan

Singer Ed Sheeran has spoken out about the love triangle that inspired his hit song 'Don't'.

Ed Sheeran opened up to The Sun newspaper about the cryptic meaning behind the popular tune.

The hit track features the lyrics, ‘I never saw him as a threat, ’Til you disappeared with him to have s**’, and ‘you were looking for a lover to burn,’ fans immediately speculated the song was about rumoured ex-girlfriend Ellie Goulding (who has a song called Burn) and One Direction’s Niall Horan.

Ed revealed to The Sun that he has now put his hurt and anger aside, channelling his anger into writing the tune.

“I got over the anger the moment I wrote the song. It’s a song that came at the time that I needed to write. That’s the end of it,” he stated.

“I’m grateful I could get a song out of it, to be honest. I don’t feel it’s about anyone anymore, I’m not attached to that. The moment you attach to someone to a song it becomes more difficult to sing every night.”

Ed (23) and Ellie (27) prompted romance rumours when they were seen holding hands in the audience of the MTV Video Music Awards last summer.

Ellie initially claimed the pair were “just friends” but Ed later admitted,  “I mean, normal people don't hold hands if they're just friends.”

Talking about Don’t, which he released in April, Ed said: “The story...is 100% true. I could have gotten nastier – there was more s*** that I didn’t put in. I was seeing someone for a bit, and then they ended up physically involved with one of my friends in the same hotel that we were staying in, while I was downstairs. And I feel like: ‘Treat people how you want to be treated’.”

However, he refused to comment on the identities of the people involved, telling American presenter Howard Stern, "The papers say a lot of things. I have kept my mouth shut about everything.

"I didn't really come out of that situation upset. I was just pissed off. I just thought it was a bit disrespectful."

The musician has also backed his close friend Taylor Swift, who is often slammed for writing scathing songs about ex-boyfriends such as Harry Styles and John Mayer.

“She gets a tougher rap than other people. No one talks about Bruno Mars’ or my lyrics like that,” he said.

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