Ellie Goulding finally addresses rumour she betrayed Ed Sheeran by cheating on him with Niall Horan


Ellie Goulding finally addresses rumour she betrayed Ed Sheeran by cheating on him with Niall Horan

  • The singer, 36,  and Ed, 31, were linked to each other back in 2013
  • Sheeran memorably penned Don’t about an ex cheating on him with a friend – rumoured to have been Niall Horan and Ellie
  • The hitmaker addressed the rumours once and for all in the comment of a TikTok video, after a follower said:  Can’t believe you cheated on Ed with Niall’
  • Ellie is married to Caspar Jopling, while Ed found love with Cherry Seaborn 

Ellie Goulding has finally addressed the rumour she cheated on Ed Sheeran with Niall Horan. 

The singer, 36, sparked romance rumours with Ed, 31, back in 2013 but later speculation began Ellie had betrayed Ed by having a fling with One Direction star Niall, 29, after he wrote the smash hit Don’t. 

The Starry-eyed hitmaker uploaded a TikTok video over Christmas and responded to a fan who wrote: ‘Can’t believe you cheated on Ed with Niall but slay’. 

Love triangle? Ellie Goulding has finally addressed the rumour she cheated on Ed Sheeran with Niall Horan (Ellie and Niall pictured together in 2015) 

Ellie hit back: ‘False!!!! But also slay’. 

Fans couldn’t believe the songstress had addressed the rumour after years of speculation. 

One follower wrote: ‘Never mind Ed or Niall, I’m available’, while another added: ‘Never will forget Ed dissing’. 

Hitting back: The hitmaker uploaded a TikTok video over Christmas and responded to a fan who wrote: 'Can't believe you cheated on Ed with Niall but slay' with 'False!!!! But also slay'

Hitting back: The hitmaker uploaded a TikTok video over Christmas and responded to a fan who wrote: ‘Can’t believe you cheated on Ed with Niall but slay’ with ‘False!!!! But also slay’

Cryptic: The singer, 36, sparked romance rumours with Ed, 31, back in 2013 but later speculation began Ellie had betrayed Ed after he penned Don't about an ex cheating on him

Cryptic: The singer, 36, sparked romance rumours with Ed, 31, back in 2013 but later speculation began Ellie had betrayed Ed after he penned Don’t about an ex cheating on him

Ed memorably penned Don’t about an ex cheating on him with a friend – rumoured to have been Niall and Ellie.

Ellie and Ed were linked to each other after they were spotted holding hands at the MTV VMA awards in August 2013.

But Ellie immediately took to Twitter to deny that anything was going on between the pair, claiming they were just good friends.

Hot stuff: Ellie looked incredible in the TikTok video as she danced to Harry Styles' As It Was in a plunging silk top and trousers

Hot stuff: Ellie looked incredible in the TikTok video as she danced to Harry Styles’ As It Was in a plunging silk top and trousers 

Tongues wagging: Fans couldn't believe the songstress had addressed the rumour after years of speculation. One follower wrote: 'Nevermind Ed or Niall, I'm available'

Tongues wagging: Fans couldn’t believe the songstress had addressed the rumour after years of speculation. One follower wrote: ‘Nevermind Ed or Niall, I’m available’

In a Tweet written that night, which she later deleted, she wrote: ‘I love that holding hands with my friends means we’re an item.’

Ellie also included: ‘In that case I am in many relationships. Lover not a hater. #whatthef**k.’

But Ed offered a somewhat different version of events while discussing his friendship with the Starry Eyed hitmaker on US radio show Clock 98.9 later in the year.

When asked about the rumours, he revealed the pair were more than just good mates at the time, explaining: ‘I mean, normal people don’t hold hands if they’re just friends.’

Close: Ellie and Ed were linked to each other after they were spotted holding hands at the MTV VMA awards in August 2013

Close: Ellie and Ed were linked to each other after they were spotted holding hands at the MTV VMA awards in August 2013

Meanwhile, in 2015, Ellie admitted to a fling with Niall Horan but insisted she never dated Ed in an interview with Elle. 

She said: ‘I did go on a few dates with Niall, but I was never in a relationship with Ed [Sheeran]. I have absolutely no idea where that came from and why it was turned into such a big thing. 

‘I find it so frustrating that female musicians are constantly defined by the men they have or haven’t dated. It’s something I’ve talked about with Taylor (Swift) a lot. She definitely feels that.

Family: Ellie went on to find love with Caspar Jopling and the couple welcomed their first child to son Arthur in 2021

Family: Ellie went on to find love with Caspar Jopling and the couple welcomed their first child to son Arthur in 2021

‘She gets bothered by it. It’s like, you can be a great artist, you can write great songs, but the thing that everyone is going to talk about is some relationship they think you have had or not had. It’s definitely something we both think happens to female artists over male artists.’

Ed, meanwhile, stated in an interview the song Don’t helped him ‘get over the anger’ about the woman who betrayed him. 

Ellie went on to find love with Caspar Jopling and the couple welcomed their first child to son Arthur in 2021, while Ed married his childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn in 2019 and is a proud dad of two. 

Smitten: Ed married his childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn in 2019 (pictured in 2017)

Smitten: Ed married his childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn in 2019 (pictured in 2017) 

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