Ellie Goulding says Ed Sheeran cheating rumors were hurtful
Ellie Goulding she talked about rumors she had an affair with Niall Horan in the midst of his alleged relationship Ed Sheeran.
The singer, who debuted with a new album in March, said that the baseless allegations caused her a lot of trauma.
Part of the trauma was that he became withdrawn and felt like a terrible person. She admitted she had a couple of dates with Horan, but said she never had anything to do with Sheeran.
Read on to learn more.
Ellie Goulding says she ‘felt like a terrible person’
Goulding recently opened up about the trauma she’s been through as a result of past claims she had an affair with Niall Horan while being linked to Ed Sheeran.
“It’s amazing how many people are interested in it. It happened nine years ago,” he said Daily Mail in an interview on Sunday, per People. “You know, quite honestly, it actually traumatized me a lot.”
The rumors were recently rekindled after the singer posted a TikTok video of her dancing to Harry Styles’ “As It Was.”
One fan wrote in the comments section: “I can’t believe you cheated on Ed with Niall but you’re killing it (really).” Goulding replied: “False!!!!! But also to kill.”
While the singer admitted to the outlet that she was “really drunk” when she responded to the fan, she shared that she “felt like a terrible person” at the height of the rumors, despite knowing that people’s opinions on the matter were false.
Ellie Goulding has denied a relationship with Ed Sheeran
The rumors Goulding was referring to started in 2014 with the release of Sheeran’s song “Don’t”. At the time, there was speculation that the song was inspired by Goulding, who we have seen several times with Horan.
In 2015, the “Love Me Like You Do” hitmaker admitted to dating Horan but vehemently denied ever having a relationship with Sheeran.
“I went on a few dates with Niall, but I was never in a relationship with Ed,” she shared ELLE UK in an interview, per People. “I have no idea where that came from or why it became such a big deal.”
He echoed the same sentiment in a 2016 cover interview with Seventeen, describing the nature of his relationship with the “Perfect Singer.”
“We’ve known each other for a few years.” I think he’s a very nice guy and a brilliant musician. We bumped into each other and hung out and stuff, but the thing is, when I hang out with someone, it’s like I’m on a date immediately,” Goulding said of Sheeran. “We’ve never been in a relationship.”
“It changed things for me”
However, despite Goulding’s best efforts to quell the rumors and move on, her career was negatively affected and she disappeared from the music scene for a while.
He returned in 2020 to release ‘Brightest Blue’ after previously dropping ‘Delirium’ in 2015. Fast forward to 2023, Goulding said things are improving, but the pain of the experience isn’t over.
“I can laugh about it now, but it changed things,” Goulding said Daily Mail. “I became kind of reclusive. I didn’t want to perform. That’s why I wrote this comment (on TikTok) because I get comments about this stupid teenage situation every day. It was nothing, and it was private—and it caused me so much grief, and I resented it.”
The mother-of-one, who has a son Arthur with husband Jopling, added that she has no grudge against Sheeran. He commented: “That’s in the past and we’re friends. We’re adults.”
Ellie Goulding’s new album
Goulding is preparing a new album for fans, which will debut on various music platforms on March 24. New York Post.
Titled “Higher Than Heaven,” full details of the songs’ names are not yet known, though the project is said to have a track inspired by the singer’s and her husband’s sex life.
The X-rated single is titled “Waiting For It”. It’s said to have risqué lyrics like, “We can throw the world away, I’m in new positions” and “I pour you in my cup, let it drip on my fingers / But it’s never enough, I want it again. .”
According to the publication, Goulding described the upcoming album as “passionately in love. But it’s a hyper form of love, almost like a drug-induced feeling.”