We know Ellie and Niall shared a cheeky kiss on stage - shortly after the blonde bombshell was linked with Ed - and fans think he has finally sung out
He’s arguably the sweetest man in pop. But Ed Sheeran just got a lot more sour after writing a track about a bitter break-up with a “singer ex” – which fans reckon is about Ellie Goulding and Niall Horan.
In Don’t, the star claims his then-girlfriend cheated on him with a pal in the same hotel they were all staying in, while he was downstairs.
Tellingly, 23-year-old Ed, who was linked to blonde bombshell Ellie last summer, was performing on the same V Festival bill as her when she snogged One Direction star Niall, and the trio all attended the MTV VMA’s the following week...
Speaking about the new record, X, Ed says: “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 bitey.
“The story in Don’t is 100% true. I could have gotten nastier – there was more s*** that I didn’t put in.
“I was seeing someone for a bit, 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. And I feel like: ‘Treat people how you want to be treated’.”
Lyrics to the track include: “I never saw him as a threat, ’til you disappeared with him to have sex,” and “If I show courtesy and respect to someone, I expect to receive it.
“When we’re in the same hotel, and I’m downstairs at my party and you’re upstairs doing that, that’s disrespectful.” Ouch.
While Ellie, 27, initially tried to play down rumours of a romance with the ginger one, the pair were pictured holding hands at the MTV awards last August.
She took to Twitter to deny it, before Ed eventually coughed after their split, saying: “It was going on. And now it’s not.”
Interestingly, Ellie also initially denied all romantic involvement with 20-year-old Irish boybander Niall at the V Festival that same month before eventually coming clean.
Talking about his decision to write about the awkward triangle, Ed told Billboard magazine: “If you date a songwriter, be prepared to have songs written about you.
“If you do nice things, you’ll have nice songs. And if you do f*****-up things, you’ll get a horrible song.”
Last night a spokeswoman for Ed declined to comment.
bad niall,bad bad niall!