Ed Sheeran Says He Was Dating Ellie Goulding During the VMAs

Singer confirms he briefly dated the British pop star during Click 98.9 radio interview

By Zach Johnson Sep 11, 2013 10:56 AMTags
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Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding's romance ended as quickly as it began. First linked during the MTV Video Music Awards in late August—a cameraman caught the singer-songwriters holding hands inside Brooklyn's Barclays Center—Sheeran confirmed they did indeed date during a Sept. 4 interview with Washington radio station Click 98.9.

Asked about the nature of his relationship with Goulding, Sheeran, 22, replied, "I mean, normal people don't hold hands if they're just friends." He then revealed that their courtship is over, saying, "It was going on. And now it's not."

Goulding, meanwhile, previously denied romance rumors via Twitter. "'I love that holding hands with my friends means we're an item," she wrote. "In that case I am in many relationships. Lover not a hater. #whatthef--k." The "Burn" singer's exes include producer Skrillex and actor Jeremy Irvine.

In spite of their split, Sheeran still thinks of Goulding fondly. "She's a really cool girl and she's very talented," he raved. "She's had a No. 1 single for three weeks in England now. It's all going well."