Did Taylor Swift do more than stick out her tongue in disgust over Selena Gomez's on-off relationship with Justin Bieber? Us Weekly says the confessional crooner orchestrated a successful Memorial Day introduction between BFF Selena, 20, and her good pal, Ed Sheeran, 22.
"They are hooking up!" enthuses a source.
Twitter greeted the Selena + Ed news with a collective "Say whaaaaaa" and "Noooooooo."
The romance rumblings would explain why Sheeran, who is on tour with the matchmaking Swifty, was snapped leaving Gomez's house with his guitar and backpack on June 12. Speculation initially centered on a musical collaboration, a theory the ginger-topped British singer-songwriter quickly shot down.
"I literally went to a house party at her house!" he told Fuse magazine. "I had my guitar 'cause I'd come from [the] airport. So yeah ... that rumor isn't true."
At the MuchMusic Video Awards on June 16, Sheeran insisted to Us that he was single, but acknowledged he "wouldn't complain" about a set-up with Gomez.
Selena, for her part, apparently finds it a nice change of pace to be with a smart, emotionally mature guy.
"They are friends with an open mind," another insider shares with Us. "He's sensitive and sweet and a lot deeper than Justin."
"She got sick of having to take care of Justin like he was her child. This is a nice escape from the drama," tattles a confidant, who says Jelena "are totally done … not even hooking up anymore."
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