Monday, June 5, 2023

Ed Sheeran Is An Unlikely Party Boy And Ladies’ Man, But Here We Are

Ed Sheeran is an unlikely pop star. Not because of his talents or voice or anything of that nature. It’s solely to do with the doughy, red-headed appearance Sheeran delivered when coming onto the scene. He didn’t look like a pop star.

Appearances are deceiving, and Ed Sheeran parties harder and is more successful with ladies than most rock stars today (though, I guess that isn’t saying much). Rolling Stone ran an extensive profile on Sheeran this week that delved into Sheeran’s hard-drinking ways and more.

And damn does the boy like to drink. He ordered a five-shot tequila drink (with just one shot of passion fruit juice) in front of the reporter then ordered another. Here’s a section where Sir Elton John describes Sheeran’s partying style:

“He can be extremely naughty. It’s a good thing he didn’t appear in the same era as I did, otherwise we’d be up for three weeks together,” says Elton, who has been sober for almost 30 years. “He’s not a big druggy, but he likes a drink. He’s a lot of fun.”

One of the more revealing tidbits involved when Sheeran ran with Taylor Swift’s crew, a time the Rolling Stone reporter called “his most romantically prolific period.” Much of these relationships would eventually spill into Sheeran’s superstar-making record X, though him and Swift remained strictly in the friend zone, despite TMZ reports.

Here’s Sheeran on that romantically prolific time:

Taylor’s world is celebrity. I was this 22-year-old awkward British kid going on tour with the biggest artist in America, who has all these famous mates. It was very easy. … I would often find myself in situations just kind of waking up and looking over and being like, ‘How the fuck did that happen? ‘

The profile also includes this note by Katie Perry on Sheeran’s appeal: “Everybody loves him, no one’s scared of him, they want to date him. They can have him.”

Check out Rolling Stone for the full, extremely worthwhile profile.

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