But despite describing how the pop star cheated on him with pal Niall Horan and basically RIPPED HIS HEART OUT, Ed Sheeran ‘s now revealed that he’s, like, *totally* over it, yeah?
Opening about the pretty raw track, the 23-year-old has insisted that he’s forgiven the pair and moved on, saying that the anger subsided as soon as he put pen to paper.
Oh, the beauty of songwriting, eh, Ed?!
He told The Sun: “I got over the anger the moment I wrote the song.
“That’s the end of it. I’m grateful I could get a song out of it, to be honest.
“I don’t feel it’s about anyone any more, I’m not attached to that. The moment you attach someone to a song it becomes more difficult to sing every night.”
While he’s never 100 per cent confirmed that the song is about Ellie, Ed hasn’t exactly denied it either.
The pop star admits that the song, about how a former love slept with a friend of his, *isn’t* about pal Taylor Swift but *is* about another singer that he’s dated.
He told Rolling Stone magazine: “It’s 100 per cent not about Taylor. If you p*** Taylor off and she writes a song about you, it’s not good news. I’ve never dated Taylor. I’ve dated a few singers, though.”
While he might be keeping things cryptic when it comes to revealing the identity of the naughty girl in question… we’re pretty darn sure that we’ve got it sussed.
Ed added: “The last album was more young and dewy-eyed and innocent. I’ve still got very nice songs on this record but some of them are bitey.
“The story in Don’t is 100% true. I could have gotten nastier – there was more s*** that I didn’t put in.”
Going into more detail, he added: “I was seeing someone for a bit, and then they ended up physically involved with one of my friends in the same hotel that we were staying in, while I was downstairs.
“And I feel like: ‘Treat people how you want to be treated’.”
The 23-year-old singer was first linked to Ellie last year when pair were spotted looking rather cosy at the MTV VMAs.
And although Ellie never admitted it, Ed confirmed that the two had been a couple, saying: “It was going on. And now it’s not.”
BUT in a dramatic pop-world twist, Ellie then started ‘dating’ Ed’s pal Niall Horan… which is reportedly what drove the ginger star to pen his burn song.
Blimey – we CANNOT keep up!
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