Plus: Sheeran reveals his plans to put together a "superpop" boy band, in Rolling Stone cover story.
Onstage, pop singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is known for performing romantic songs based on personal experiences, but offstage, his relationship history is a bit more mysterious.
Sheeran has known his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn since high school, but before the pair started dating in 2015, the singer said he hooked up with a few of Taylor Swift’s celebrity friends while opening for her Red Tour.
"Taylor's world is celebrity," Sheeran told Rolling Stone for his brand-new cover story. "I was this 22-year-old awkward British kid going on tour with the biggest artist in America, who has all these famous mates. It was very easy. … I would often find myself in situations just kind of waking up and looking over and being like, 'How the f--- did that happen?' "