Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
Ed Sheeran has come a long way since his days busking around London and sleeping on couches. He’s sold millions of records worldwide, had a cameo in Bridget Jones’s Baby and is arguably the most famous ginger on the planet (sorry, Rupert Grint).
And although the 26-year-old is currently in a relationship with his childhood friend, Cherry Seaborn, Ed has recently revealed that he used to cavort with a bevy of beautiful A-list women when he was single thanks to Taylor Swift.
Talking to Rolling Stone, Ed admitted that back when he was touring with Taylor, he found it ‘very easy’ to bed the members of her girl squad. Yep, sweet little Ed Sheeran was actually a bit of a Hollywood casanova.
He told the magazine: ‘Taylor’s world is celebrity. I was this 22-year-old awkward British kid going on tour with the biggest artist in America, who has all these famous mates.’
Of course, Taylor is known for her famous besties, ranging from Victoria’s Secret models like Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss, to Selena Gomez and Cara Delevingne.
And it looks like she’s also a dab hand at playing wingwoman, too.
‘It was very easy. I would often find myself in situations just kind of waking up and looking over and being like, “How the f*** did that happen?”‘
Taylor, who was interviewed for the same issue of Rolling Stone, went on to confirm that the pair are still really close.
‘We’ve gotten matching Scottish folds, made each other arts and crafts Christmas presents, vacationed with our families, and had each other’s backs,’ she said.
‘He is the James Taylor to my Carole King and I can’t imagine a time when he wouldn’t be.’