For the first time, Ellie Goulding is responding to the rumors that Ed Sheeran’s song ‘Don’t’ is about her cheating on him with One Direction’s Niall Horan. So what REALLY happened?
Ellie Goulding, 28, finally wants people to know the truth about her alleged affair with Niall Horan, 21. When Ed Sheeran‘s song “Don’t” hit the radio waves in 2014, multiple reports claimed that it was all about Ellie’s infidelity — ahem, with Niall — during her alleged and brief romance with the 24-year-old red-haired singer. But now Ellie is putting those rumors to rest by letting us know what really went down!
“I did go on a few dates with Niall, but I was never in a relationship with Ed,” Ellie finally confirmed to ELLE UK inside their July 2015 issue. “I have absolutely no idea where that came from and why it was turned into such a big thing.”
Whoa! So, basically, Ellie is letting us know that the story wasn’t even close to the rumors that ran rampant through fans and the tabloids. It’s crazy to think that things can get so twisted, isn’t it? Thankfully, Ellie was finally able to set the story straight.
Ellie Talks BFF Taylor Swift & Dating Double-Standards
As the interview with Ellie goes on, she explains how upsetting it is that women in Hollywood are constantly “defined” by the men they’ve dated. The “Love Me Like You Do” singer even confessed that it’s a topic she often talks about with her longtime friend, Taylor Swift.
“It’s like, you can be a great artist, you can write great songs, but the thing that everyone is going to talk about is some relationship they think you have had or not had,” Ellie explained. “It’s definitely something we both think happens to female artists over male artists.”
Well, if anyone knows anything about having her relationships put on blast it’s definitely Taylor!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Are you surprised to learn that Ellie and Ed never dated? Comment below with your thoughts!
— Lauren Cox