Ed Sheeran is the sweetest singer in the music biz, but he’s taking aim at an unfaithful ex in his brand new song ‘Don’t’ — and it sounds like the culprit is Ellie Goulding. Keep reading to see Ed’s lyrics, plus, what he had to say about the cheating scandal!
Poor Ed Sheeran! The lovable lyricist is upset over a cheating ex, and he took to his music to express his heartache. But what could really make the song hit platinum is that he’s singing about Ellie Goulding! Even more scandalous? Ed believes that Ellie was cheating on him with One Direction‘s Niall Horan!
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Don’t’ Lyrics Fuel The Fire On Ellie Goulding Cheating Rumors
Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding were a short lived item, but apparently their relationship took a toll on Ed. The “Sing” hit-maker took to his music to express a past situation, in which a singer ex-girlfriend cheated on him, and fans believe that the said ex is Ellie Goulding.
“I never saw him as a threat, ’til you disappeared with him to have sex,” Ed sings in his new lyrics from his upcoming X album, out June 23. The song continues, “If I show courtesy and respect to someone, I expect to receive it.”
Ed didn’t only sound off in his lyrics. He also spoke on the record to Billboard about his “Don’t” lyrics, adding more fuel to the fire.
“The last album was more young and dewy-eyed and innocent. I’ve still got very nice songs on this record. But some of them are bite-y,” Ed told the magazine. “The story in ‘Don’t’ is 100 percent true. I could have gotten nastier – there was more shit that I didn’t put in.”
Ouch! Tell it like it is, Ed!
Did Ellie Goulding Cheat On Ed With Niall Horan?
Not only did Ed tell Billboard that his new song talks about a cheating ex, but he also confirmed that his former flame was fooling around with one of his friends!
“I was seeing someone for a bit of time, 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,” he said. “And I feel like: Treat people how you want to be treated.”
But the One Direction member is denying the rumors. He tweeted a very telling message to his 17.9 million followers, which has us wondering, is he talking about the Ed and Ellie saga?
So many lazy and shit rumours flying around! get a grip !
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) April 8, 2014
Back in September 2013, after the Ed was spotted holding hands with Ellie at the 2013 MTV VMAs, Ed confirmed that he was indeed dating Ellie, telling Washington radio station Click 98.9, “I mean, normal people don’t hold hands if they’re just friends.” He also added that they had since broke up after being linked together during the summer. “It was going on. And now it’s not.”
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about this rumored love triangle? Do you think Ed is singing about Ellie? Do you think that Ellie cheated on Ed? And did Ellie actually hook up with Niall? Let us know!
— Elizabeth Wagmeister