UPDATE 8:06 EST: We're now hearing the two are, unfortunately, not dating. Click HERE for more details!
We'll be honest…
This TOTALLY caught us by surprise!
According to reports, Ed Sheeran and Nicole Scherzinger are dating!
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While this may come as a shock to many with their 13 year age gap, the two singers have been friends for quite some time.
And according to insiders, when the former Pussycat Dolls star broke up with boyfriend Lewis Hamilton in February, she relied on the red head's music to help cope with the sadness.
The insider said:
"When she split from Lewis, she was heartbroken but ended up playing Ed's songs on a loop."
Last month, the bombshell even hung out with the 24-year-old crooner backstage at one of his concerts in England!
However, are Sheeran and Miz Scherzinger looking to go the distance?!
Not so fast!
A source close to the Thinking Out Loud musician says they're taking it one day at a time.
"As far as he's concerned they were in the early stages of dating and he's been open about it with close friends and colleagues. It may not develop beyond those dates but they're definitely tight."
While many would assume the two are quite different, an insider in Nicole's camp thinks otherwise.
"They're extremely close. Nicole says he is the male version of her."
If this is true, we hope to see more of Ed and Nicole in the future!
What do U think???
[Image via Nicole Scherzinger/Instagram.]
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