Ellie Goulding is shedding lights on how past rumors that she cheated on Ed Sheeran with Niall Horan affected her.
After dealing with the speculation for nearly a decade, the “Lights” singer shut down the gossip in December by responding to a TikTok comment about the allegations with a simple declaration that it was all “False!!!!”
So, what led Goulding to address the matter after staying largely tight-lipped on the subject?
“I think I was really drunk when I wrote that, yeah,” she told the Mail on Sunday‘s You Magazine in an interview published Feb. 19. “It’s fascinating how many people are interested in that. It happened nine years ago.”
Goulding, 36, and Sheeran, 32, sparked romance rumors after they were photographed holding hands at the 2013 MTV VMAs in New York. The “Love Me Like You Do” artist insisted on Twitter that they were just friends, but the “Shape of You” singer suggested in a radio interview weeks later that this wasn’t the case.