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A complete rundown of Ed Sheeran's most baffling celebrity friendships


ED SHEERAN IS the most popular lad in showbiz.

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Sure, he’s mates with the usual suspects, Niall Horan, Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding and Justin Bieber. But what about the others?

1. Where tf did he meet Princess Beatrice?

OK, so there’s no actual photo of these two together, but we know they’re mates. How?

This mark on his face.

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The whole world went, WHAT THE F**CK? when it was revealed that Ed got his cheek scar while at a casual gaff party (at the Royal Lodge in Windsor) to celebrate James Blunt’s birthday.

Princess Beatrice apparently was jokingly knighting James when she hit Ed with the sword and cut his cheek. Lifestyles of the rich and famous, what?

‪Ed Sheeran & James Blunt at the Goldene Kamera awards #edsheeran

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How are they friends? Well, Ed Sheeran KINDA looks like Prince Harry if you squint a bit. Even Margot Robbie thought so.

Maybe Beatrice mistook him for her cousin and a beautiful friendship blossomed? Weirder things have happened, like basically everything to do with this story.

2. Ronaldo

In breaking news today, it turns out Ed is mates with Ronaldo. Brazilian Ronaldo Luis Nazário, that is. Not the Real Madrid Ronaldo, which would make approximately one percent more sense.

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How are they friends? They first met back in 2015, when Ed performed at a match in San Paulo. He went back to his gaff for a sesh and get this, Ronaldo KNEW THE THINKING OUT LOUD DANCE.

According to The Sun, Ed said:

I met Ronaldo and he came to my concert and invited us to his house which has a club in it. We went there and he showed me my dance routine from the Thinking Out Loud video. He had learned it with his girlfriend, which was amazing.

Jesus Christ.

3. Courtney Cox

Ed and Monica from Friends have been friends for ages now. He stayed in her Malibu beach house free of rent back in 2014 for ‘several months’, proving that he is the greatest chancer of all time.

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Ed even set her up with Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, and is set to sing at their wedding.

How are they friends? Maybe Ed put out an ad on Couch Surfers and Courtney replied? Who really knows, this is baffling.

4. Russell Crowe

Russell presented Ed with a Brit back in 2015, but did you know that they’re actually mates?

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Ed said they love getting locked together:

I’ve started hanging out with Russell Crowe because he loves getting drunk and I love getting drunk.

Well, I mean, if that’s not enough to hold a friendship together…

How are they friends? Well, they met at the BRITS of course, sadly it’s not such an amazing story. But still, it’s like going to Coppers with your dad. No.

5. Jedward

Ed Sheeran and the Lucan twins go back YEARS.

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They crossed paths weeks ago on BBC Radio 1, and Jedward claimed they have a duet in the making.

Ed even referred to the trio as “JedSheeran”. Inventive.

BBC Radio 1 - Ed & Jedward (📸 ‪planetjedward‬)

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How are they friends? I don’t know, but the real question is, what do they talk about? I highly doubt it’s the usual laddy banter. Please Ed, shed some light.

6. Zach Braff and Kit Harrington

OK, we’re not exactly sure if these three have ever hung out outside this photo, but it sure is a total motley crew.

Caption contest

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Why are these drinking together? Why does Kit looks like he hates it?

How are they friends? Well, it seems Kit may have stumbled across the party, but Zach and Ed are the real deal. Zach hangs out with young famous popstars including Ed’s bff Harry Styles, so they probably were introduced that way.

SNL (📸 ‪zachbraff‬)

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7. Psy

Yes, the Gangham style dude. Ed drank some champagne with him, because why not?


Psy is even said to have inspired Ed’s mad-night-out video for Sing. Psy THEN made a remix of the song.

How are they friends? Well, it seems it all started with a night out. Ed said:

I went out on this night out with Psy and everyone was wearing a Psy mask in a Korean restaurant and they were all Korean and all wearing a Psy mask and I didn’t know which one was Psy, I had no clue.
 I eventually found out who Psy was and he’s just a monster when it comes to…there’s this Korean drink called Soju.

8. Bill Clinton

Ah yeah, the perfect addition to this batshit dinner party. Bill Clinton. The former President of the United States met Ed back in 2013 when he went to his Clinton foundation poker game.

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Ed said he was bought in by a lawyer in New York because he was nice to his daughter at a gig.

How are they friends? Thanks to that lawyer. But maybe Bill Clinton loved a bit of a bop to A Team? Listen, it’s done now.

9. Wayne Rooney

In fairness, this one isn’t that weird.

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But how they express their friendship is. They got together to sing Robbie Williams’ Angels in a bar in New York and to be fair, friendship goals.

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The Manchester United footballer even took to twitter to congratulate Ed on the release of his latest album, divide.

How are they friends? It seems Wayne is just a massive fanboy and Ed got sucked in. Here they are in Manchester after Ed’s gig singing Lego House.

Can you just, let Ed do it? Watch out mate, Rooney was such a big fan of the Stereophonics he got a tattoo of their album title on his arm.

10. Brian McFadden

It’s not inconcievable that these two would hang out, but again, what on earth do they talk about?

So, your nan is from Wexford? Does she know Biddy Reilly? That’s me ma’s friend

- Brian, probably.

How are they friends? They met when Ed performed at Ronan and Storm Keating’s wedding, which is an odder incident, to be fair.

11. Jennifer Aniston

Ah yeah, where is Lisa Kudrow in all of this? Ed’s OF COURSE good pals with Jen Aniston as well as Courntey Cox.

Look at them together. I bet they smell lovely.

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Ed was invited to share a Thanksgiving turkey with Jennifer in 2014, and the rest is history.

How are they friends? Through Ed’s very average friendship with Courtney Cox, of course.

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