And it turns out…
According to the hunk:
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Deny, deny, deny!
And you know that shiz made rumors run wild, but Ellie quickly did her best to shut them down.
She took to Twitter and posted:
I love that holding hands with my friends means we're an item. In that case I am in many relationships. Lover not a hater. #whatthef*ck
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) August 26, 2013
Well, gurl, we understand it's a pain in the a** to be romantically linked to all your friends, but what was going on was far more seksi than just a holding of hands!
Plus, we all know now that you're not "holding hands" with One Direction's Niall Horan.
And since Niall DID say you had a boyfriend, could it have been Ed he was referring to??
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