Friendships are special things and whether we want them or not, they are necessary to navigate this big blue ball of gas we call home. However, while we all have our friends, some of which are our coworkers, it is often rare to find such in the music industry, especially between two major musicians. But Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift’s friendship has been a unicorn in a field of horses.
Since they met for the first time in 2013, their friendship has only continued to grow, and unlike Taylor Swift’s friendship with other members of the industry, this one has stood the test of time. Here, we took a close look at the history of their friendship. Find out the 7 lesser-known facts about Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift’s friendship below.
Although They Have Become BFFs, Their Meeting Story is Super Boring
Considering how much their friendship has turned out to be one of the internet’s and the music industry’s most fascinating things, it would be fair to think they met in a super interesting way but that couldn’t be farther than the truth.
Before and when they met, Ed Sheeran was a growing music act who was still building his reputation while Taylor was already an international music star. Taylor’s managers saw Ed Sheeran’s performance in one of his gigs in Nashville and were greatly impressed. As a result, they recommended him to Taylor Swift who then reached out to him and invited him to become the opening act of her Red Tour. Not only did that become the start of Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift’s friendship but it also sparked the explosion of Ed as an international music star.
They are Both Obsessed with Cats
One thing necessary to friendship is shared interests and while both of them certainly have one as international music stars, they share another one on a more personal level – their love for cats. Taylor Swift is known for her indisputable love for cats and not only have they featured in her Instagram pictures and videos, but they have also made it to her lyrics. That level of love is also shared by Ed Sheeran and it is no surprise that they both have the same type of cat together – the Scottish Fold cat.
They were Both Unpopular High School Kids
The Hollywood movie trope about the unpopular high school kid going on to become the most successful may just have a real-world presence through Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. Considered one of the many things they bonded over when he joined her on tour in 2013, the two of them used to be unpopular kids who didn’t have any influence and were mocked for their aspirations. We imagine part of Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift’s friendship involves looking back at those who doubted them and enjoying the fact they proved them wrong.
Taylor Swift Has Never Featured on Ed’s Music Albums
Considering Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift’s friendship is deeply ingrained in their shared love for music, one would expect they would be appearing in each other’s albums every single time but that hasn’t been the case, and it certainly isn’t a case of a mismatched genre. Ed Sheeran, who has released multiple albums since 2013, is yet to feature Taylor Swift in any of his platinum albums but weirdly, he has featured in two of hers.
He has featured on two of Swift’s songs, End Game and Everything Has Changed, the only artist to ever feature on Swift’s songs twice. We can’t possibly say why she hasn’t featured on any of her tracks but it doesn’t seem to matter as he still keeps breaking records.
Taylor Swift May Have Written a Song About Ed
If your best friend is Taylor Swift, you can rest assured that at some point, she will write a song about you and it would appear that point has come for Ed Sheeran. It is believed that the song, Dress, from her 2017 album, Reputation is about Ed Sheeran, due to the lyric “They got no idea about me and you / There is an indentation in the shape of you / Made your mark on me, a golden tattoo”.
Although neither of them has confirmed who the song was written for, the phrase, shape of you is believed to be a clever hint about the subject of the song. In this case, Ed Sheeran who sang one of the most popular songs in 2017, Shape of You.
Ed Sheeran Used to be the Third Wheel on Her Dates
Would you mind being the third wheel on your friend’s dates? Probably. But that doesn’t seem to bother Ed Sheeran when he needs to. Ed Sheeran has held the undesirable position of the third wheel during her dates with former boyfriend, DJ Calvin Harris. As if we needed any more proof that Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift’s friendship is pretty strong.
They are involved in Each Other’s Love Lives
Taylor Swift’s love life is probably one of the most popular love lives in the world and since they became friends, it would appear Ed Sheeran has been a part of it, regularly giving her advice. However, it is not believed it only goes one way, and she is believed to have contributed to making his marriage to childhood sweetheart, Cherry Seaborn happen. Nothing says Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift have a great friendship than helping each other fall in love.