Is Ellie Goulding playing One Direction’s Niall off against fellow British pop star, Ed Sheeran? Well, quite possibly, after she was spotted getting close to both of them recently. Ellie flirted online with Niall after he revealed he had a crush on her, and the two of them were seen making out at the V Festival in the UK. However, just after that, Ellie seemed to have moved on to Ed Sheeran.
As Ed’s star continues to rise, selling out two dates at Madison Square Garden so quickly that a third was added, Ellie was spotted holding hands with him at the VMAs. Ellie denied the gossip, saying, “I love that holding hands with my friends means we’re an item. In that case, I am in many relationships.” However, Ed blew her cover, by telling a radio show that, “Normal people don’t hold hands if they’re just friends. It was going on. And now it’s not.”
So was Ellie playing the two friends off against one-another? It is hard to know for sure, but it seems Ed wasn’t having it. Perhaps she will go back to Niall now?