Even though we all thought that Ed Sheeran‘s song “Don’t” was about Ellie Goulding cheating on him with Niall Horan, the “Thinking Out Loud” singer is trying to throw major doubt towards that theory! In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said that he never admitted it was about their rumored rendezvous.
“I never let it slip. What happened was one of the newspapers in England just printed that it was confirmed when it never was. We got in touch, and they took the story down. But obviously the damage had already been done by that point because every other newspaper picked up on it. So I never actually confirmed it,” he said.
“I had to be as honest as possible in that song because otherwise what’s the point? There’d be no anger or pain in that song if it was just very sweet and nice. The whole reason people connected to it was because everyone’s been that angry at one point, everyone’s hated their partner or spouse like, ‘Don’t [mess] with this.’ For me, it needed to be done. It didn’t necessarily have to go on the album, but it definitely needed to be written.”
Even though he’s not confirming the gossip, he still hasn’t denied it, so we don’t know what to believe. The singer has been cryptic about the whole incident in the past, and he still doesn’t want to speak about it now. But he is being pretty vocal about how angry he was about the situation!