Ed Sheeran: I Hooked Up with Some of Taylor Swift’s Friends

Who knew Ed Sheeran would be quite the stud?

Though the “Castle on the Hill” singer is now happily in a longterm relationship, he admittedly had a few flings when he was a single man. In his latest cover story in Rolling Stone, the 26-year-old confessed to hooking up with some of Taylor Swift’s BFFs in the past.

“Taylor’s world is celebrity,” he explained. “I was this 22-year-old awkward British kid going on tour with the biggest artist in America, who has all these famous mates. It was very easy.”

Sheeran continued, “I would often find myself in situations just kind of waking up and looking over and being like, ‘How the f*ck did that happen?'”

Swift, who’s made the British singer one of the members of her infamous squad, doesn’t seem to mind her friends getting together. When asked about Sheeran, the “Bad Blood” songtress gushed, “He is the James Taylor to my Carole King and I can’t imagine a time when he wouldn’t be.”

“She would be there if everything ended for me,” Sheeran shared. “Taylor is kind of an anomaly in that sense … I always stick up for Taylor.”

The red-headed musician has the backs of his other famous friends, too. When the subject of Justin Bieber came up, Sheeran insisted the embattled singer has changed his ways. “He’s in a very good place – very sober, very present,” he revealed. “There’s been a 180 that’s happened, and there’s no diva behavior whatsoever. It really suits him.”

However, fame isn’t everything for Sheeran. “It’s awesome meeting famous people. But that’s not life. That’s not reality. One day this will f*cking end,” he said. “I should just enjoy this while it’s there, but not let it become my reality. Because that’s not the reality I want to live in.”

Ed Sheeran Rolling Stone cover
CREDIT: Peggy Sirota for Rolling Stone