Ellie Goulding denied speculation that she once cheated on Ed Sheeran with Niall Horan.
One fan on Twitter wrote, “can’t believe u cheated on ed with niall but slay fr.” But Goulding responded, “False!!!! But also slay.”
The accusation dates back 9 years, when Ellie was spotted holding hands with Ed Sheeran in the audience of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards just one week after a U.K. tabloid claimed she was packing on the PDA with Niall Horan during an outing to England’s V Festival.
At the time, Goulding insisted she and Sheeran were just friends by tweeting, “I love that holding hands with my friends means we’re an item. In that case I am in many relationships. Lover not a hater. #whatthef—.” But Sheehan said otherwise in a radio interview one month after the VMAs. He said, “I mean, normal people don’t hold hands if they’re just friends. It was going on. And now it’s not.”
In a 2015 profile for Elle UK, Goulding maintained she and Sheeran were never an item, saying, “I did go on a few dates with Niall, but I was never in a relationship with Ed. I have absolutely no idea where that came from and why it was turned into such a big thing.”
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