Ed Sheeran's sophomore album X was released yesterday and everyone wants to know one thing: how many of his swooning ballads and sneering kiss-offs are actually about touring partner-turned-BFF Taylor Swift? Ed and Alice dated for several years when they were teenagers and broke up when his music career began to take off. For most of last year Ed was rumored to be dating a good friend of Taylor's named Claire Donald. However, it does sound like something Taylor's bad-girl bestie Selena Gomez might do. While Ed and Ellie were photographed getting cozy at the 2013 Video Music Awards, she apparently put an end to the short-lived romance by sleeping with Niall later that night. To answer that question, we've researched every song on X and come to some interesting conclusions. Written shortly after the release of his debut in 2011, "One" is one of the last songs Ed ever wrote about their relationship. Ed was photographed with Selena at the awards show and then again outside her house a couple of weeks later. He captioned the snap: “Got myself a fiancé just before new year.We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx” Ed Sheeran sparked speculation that he had already married Cherry Seaborn after he flashed a ring on his wedding finger during a gig on February 19, 2018.
Ed's split confirmation comes just days after reports emerged that he had agreed to take a break from his relationship with 23-year-old Athina following a row over his antics at a BRIT Awards after-party last month.'The next day, when Athina - who works as a Food Team production assistant at The Jamie Oliver Group - drove Ed to the airport, they spoke about everything and decided to take a break because it was unfair on both of them.The couple have so far endured a long-distance relationship but will be able to spend plenty of time together after Cherry transferred her job at a top accountancy firm from New York to London.A source said: "They are getting more serious about each other and have been able to spend some quality time together now Cherry has moved back to the UK.He kept fans guessing recently as he changed his profile photos to a blue square without an explanation. " Ed has already made a behind-the-scenes return to the charts, having penned the Matt Terry’s X Factor winner’s single When Christmas Comes Around.A separate source close to the star said: "The album won't be until next year, but it's finished and there is a release date. But the track looks set to miss out on the Christmas number one spot as hit makers Clean Bandit find themselves in pole position this week.