Ed Sheeran insists Taylor Swift’s love life is exaggerated: ‘The rumor that she dates a lot of people is a misconception, because in the time that I’ve known her, which has been almost two years now, she has dated two people. Fact. And in her entire life, I think she’s dated around five or six people. I don’t like when people take shots at her because I do know her personally, and I think people get the wrong end of the stick.
She’s so successful, and she’s so nice and sweet to everyone that she meets. There is nothing bad to say [except that] she was being pictured with a lot of dudes. I mean, I have female friends at home, who would not have the same reputation as Taylor in the media, that have been with ten times more people than her.’
Ed on Taylor friendship: ‘It started off very strong. We started off instant friends, and it’s been that since then. I think it would be incredibly unprofessional and idiotic for me to [date Taylor]. To go on tour for six months with someone and hook up with them just before you go out on tour, which is what people think we did, that’s just a really silly thing to do, because the tour would be very awkward by now, and it’s not, so that’s that.’