Despite the fact that the look on his face says “I know, I don’t know what the hell I’m doing hanging out with one of the Pussycat Dolls either” in the picture above, The Sun is saying that the Chuckie to Taylor Swift’s Angelica, Ed Sheeran, is currently working his smooth ginger game on Nicole Scherzinger. Congratulations, random – you have your newest couple!
According to The Sun, 24-year-old Ed and 37-year-old Nicole started hanging out shortly after she called it quits with Lewis Hamilton back in February. Sources say they’ve been going on pub dates, one of which happened in Ed’s hometown (which is surprisingly not the Shire). They claim Nicole has also dedicated songs to Ed during private shows, and they’ve been hanging out backstage at some of his. One of Ed’s friends says he’s been open about Nicole with his close friends and colleagues, adding that they’re “definitely tight.” And one of Nicole’s friends – who I secretly hope is my favorite Pussycat Doll, Carmit Bachar – says they’re “extremely close” and that “Nicole says he is the male version of her.” Um, what? Can Pearle Vision send Nicole Scherzinger a coupon for a complimentary eye exam, because she clearly needs one.
I thought Ed Sheeran was already somebody’s boyfriend, but apparently he broke up with his long-term piece back in May, so this Sheerzinger business could actually be happening. But obviously, they can’t confirm anything until Nicole passes Taylor Swift’s best friend relationship approval screening test (ie. You willingly give up the coveted second-from-the-left spot to Taylor in your first group date picture together).