Ed Sheeran turns 25 years old today, and it kind of feels like he's been around forever! The singer recently reappeared at the 2016 Grammys, and won the coveted Song of the Year Award for "Thinking Out Loud." Do you know his inspiration behind the hit song (and current wedding season staple)? In honor of his birthday, we're deconstructing some of his most famous songs — and some of these stories will bring you to tears.
Click through the gallery to see the stories behind some of your favorite Ed Sheeran songs, and let us know which story shocked you the most in the comments!
"Thinking Out Loud"
Ed has never explicitly said that this song is about Athina Andrelos, but she's the most compelling subject. He's said that "Thinking Out Loud" was inspired by "a girl from home," who was the tour manager for one of his opening acts and currently in the food industry. (Um, that's Athina.)