For every hot guy claiming he’s angry at being the butt of a Taylor Swift song, there’s a red-headed short dude claiming he’s not hitting that. Yep, you read that right. Rumors have been swirling for weeks that Tay-Tay is getting it on with Brit tourmate Ed Sheeran. And while we’ve just been like “What the WHAT?” and calling up that one ginger we scorned years ago because WWTSD, we can hang up the phone.
"The thing that impressed me with the media is that because they wrote about it, my mates believed it. And my mates are texting me being like, 'Is it true?'" Ed tells Us Weekly. "So I said it wasn't but the fact that people can believe it makes me feel like a bit of a stud, you know?" Yeah, we do know. In fact, we’ve always been confused why any dude would be pissed to be linked to a tall drink of water like Taylor.
But it’s more than just the fact that Ed apparently doesn’t want us to cry cry cry in our lonely hearts, or that Taylor may not be in to him (why has no one said that yet???). Nope, part of the reason he’s dispelling rumors is that he’s a genuinely good bloke. "I've got to be honest because one of my best friends did date her. I'm not that kind of guy,” he says of Harry Styles. In fact, Ed wrote the song “Little Things,” so burning that bridge probably wouldn’t be wise.
And before you get all up and arms about some other aspect of this, don’t think Ed wasn’t kind of stoked about the rumors that came up after he was spotted leaving Taylor’s hotel room. “[T]he fact that people believed it impressed me a little bit,” he boasts. But as we’ve all come to learn, people become much less sexy when you have to see them ALL THE TIME, and Ed agrees. "Six months on the road with someone, that could get a bit awkward.”
We can imagine the break up song that would come out of this if the two singers do end up together. We’re thinking some sort of combination of “Big Yellow Taxi” and The Magic School Bus theme song...