The friend confided to People Magazine:
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Ed Sheeran is surprised that people care about his love life! Orange you a little surprised yourself? (That's a ginger joke we made there. It's cool, Ed is a friend of ours! LOL!)
"I am really surprised that people give a sh*t, to be honest. It's weird. The world cares so much about who people are f*cking. A lot of the time, it's not true. I read stories about myself and I am kind of like, 'Really? People believe that?'"
Ed, you are the most awesome carrot top since Viking warlord Erik the Red! Of course people want to know who you're gingerly smooching at night!
Also, we assume the "stories" you're referring to are the rumors that claimed you might have dated Taylor Swift or Selena Gomez, but people believed those only because you deserve somebody as awesome as them!
By the way, uh, you single or what?
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