5 Biggest Revelations From Ed Sheeran's Most Candid Interview Ever

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By Mike Vulpo 12 Jul, 2019 5:29 PMTags

Before the interview is broadcast across more than 150 iHeartRadio stations nationwide at 8 p.m. local time tonight, take a look at some of the highlights below.

Wedding Bells Are Ringing: In his new song "Remember the Name," Ed refers to Cherry as his wife and confirms speculation that they are in fact married. He later explained the process behind some of the lyrics. "It was actually before me and Cherry got married, and I knew that we'd be married by the point that the song came out," he said. "So I said, 'Watch how the lyrics in this song might get twisted/My wife wears red but looks better without the lipstick.' And I was like 'cause someone's going to hear that and be like 'Oh they're married,' and I didn't know how that would be. But, obviously, it's already come out."

Social Anxiety: When discussing his collaboration with Travis Scott on the song "Antisocial," Ed revealed that he's very similar to the rapper in relation to social anxiety. "He has it, and we were talking about it, and I think he's very lucky that the girl that he's with [Kylie Jenner]," he shared. "He says that they have a similar thing where that they just have their little circle."

Ed added, "He struck me as someone that I had a lot in common with, basically. He doesn't seem to me to be the type of person that's chasing fame. It's all to better himself as an artist."

Team Cardi B: On his latest album, Ed collaborates with the "Bodak Yellow" rapper on a track called "South of the Border." When asked to share his favorite quality in Cardi B, there's one trait that especially stands out. "I love how unfiltered she is. Literally. She's so media trained not to be media trained, like, her whole schtick is she goes on and says whatever she wants, and that is what works for her, whereas I never had a media training either, and I feel like I get to just say what I want," he shared. "And she's successful because she is who she is. There's no one else that can be Cardi B—and there's gonna be countless people now that try to be."


Cherry Approves: No. 6 Collaborations Project features songs about Ed's leading lady. So what does Cherry think of the tracks? For starters, she loves the tune "Cross Me" featuring Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock. "She likes it. She likes it a lot," he shared. "I think she likes the message of it…It makes her feel, like, bad ass, as well, you know? You originally hear the song, and it sounds like it's me being like, 'Well I'm going to be protective,' but actually [it's both]."

Trust Your Wife: When discussing his new hit song "I Don't Care" with Justin Bieber, Ed revealed that Cherry thought it would be good to collaborate with the newlywed. "Bieber just got married. I just got married. That song is about the person you love, and kind of just being like, 'F--k this, let's just have fun ourselves.' It was actually Cherry's idea, because she was like, 'Oh, why don't you get Bieber? He'd be perfect for this, he just fits it.' I have quite a good relationship with him," Ed shared. "He's just got one of these voices that works on anything, and he's got personality when he sings."