Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding broke up shortly after they were caught holding hands at the MTV Video Music Awards, but neither artist has spoken about what actually happened. During a recent interview with Billboard, Ed opened up about one of his ex-girlfriends who cheated on him with his friend. Was he talking about Ellie?

“The story in ‘Don’t’ is 100 percent true. I could have gotten nastier – there was more s— that I didn’t put in. I was seeing someone for a bit of time, and then they ended up physically involved with one of my friends… And I feel like: Treat people how you want to be treated," Ed said.

People are already assuming that Ed was referring to Ellie, who was seen flirting with Niall Horan while she was still dating Ed. However, Niall doesn't want his fans to believe the rumors. He tweeted:

niall horan rumor tweet

In the past, Ed has referenced dating a girl for nine months who wasn't a public figure. Perhaps this is the girl who broke his heart and not Ellie? Plus, we can't imagine Niall betraying Ed's trust like that!

Do you think Ed was talking about Ellie? Let us know in the comments below!

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