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Hookup rumor du jour: Taylor Swift linked to Ed Sheeran

Wonderwall, Friday, March 1, 2013, 11:10am (PST)
  • Another day, another Taylor Swift romance rumor. A week after she was snapped out in London with British singer-songwriter Tom Odell, the fickle chart-topper is being linked to yet another Brit crooner, red-haired moppet Ed Sheeran.

    E! News says Swift, 23, hung out with Sheeran, 22, in her hotel room on the night before the Brit Awards on Feb. 20.

    That, of course, has led to speculation that more than chitchat was going on into the wee small hours.

    "Taylor has always loved Ed to bits," a source tells the London Sun. "He's just an adorably sweet guy who makes her laugh and feel really confident."

    Apparently unlike her ex-boyfriend Harry Styles, who happens to be friendly with Sheeran.

    "Harry had that irresistible bad boy thing," continues the snitch, "but Taylor has realized she would rather give it a go with a guy who can make her happy on a different level."

    An insider claims to E! that sometime collaborators Taylor and Ed "briefly dated last spring. He thinks she is really cute, and they have a great chemistry together."

    That said, Swift, who has referred to Sheeran as "one of my favorite human beings on the planet" (it doesn't hurt that he has a tattoo tribute to her album "Red" on his arm), probably won't be checking her rhyming dictionary for words that rhyme with "ginger."

    Ed, who is set to tour with the chanteuse in the coming months, brushes off the hookup chatter by playing the pal card, insisting to the Sun, "We're good friends."

    The pair, who penned the song "Everything Has Changed" while sitting on a trampoline in Swift's backyard, have a "really good friendship," a Sheeran source adds to the London Mirror. "His relationship with Taylor is not about sex or dating. It's completely platonic. They are just two amazing artists who are making good music.”

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