Ed Sheeran is a single man, ladies.
During an interview on Australia’s The Kyle And Jackie O Show, the “Don’t” singer confirmed that he has split with girlfriend Athina Andrelos after a year of dating.
“I wasn’t single, I was in a relationship for a long time,” Sheeran said, when asked about his status. When pressed further, he revealed that he’s currently unattached.
“He looks like he’s about to start crying — you shouldn’t have asked that,” DJ Jackie O told her radio co-host.
“Well that’s interesting, that’s the first time I’ve spoken about that,” Sheeran continued about Andrelos, who he wrote his smash single “Thinking Out Loud” for. “I didn’t know you were going to ask.”
Rumors of a break-up between Sheeran and Andrelos began to surface after the BRIT Awards. According to Heat magazine, the couple called it quits the morning after the awards ceremony.
“The final straw was at the after-party. It was a combination of Ed drinking too much and him being unable to deal with a girl that kept bothering them that night,” a source told the publication. “The next day, when Athina — who works as a Food Team production assistant at The Jamie Oliver Group — drove Ed to the airport, they spoke about everything and decided to take a break because it was unfair on both of them.”
The insider added, “It wasn’t to do with his fame, it’s just how he’d deal with other people — girls — wanting to talk to him on nights out.”