Ed Sheeran Splits With Girlfriend After Booze Binge: Will He And BFF Taylor Swift Go From Friend Zone To Romance?

Ed Sheeran is known for his nice guy qualities, but his girlfriend Athina Andrelos feels that his sweetness can’t compensate for his tendency to booze it up at parties. As a result, the 24-year-old singing superstar has split from Athina, reported Movie News Guide.

Celebrating at the BRIT Awards, Ed reportedly couldn’t stop gulping down the alcoholic beverages. Upset by his insistence on not switching to non-alcoholic choices, Athina also became perturbed when Taylor Swift announced how much she adored Sheeran. Athina asked him to end his friendship with Swift, but he refused.

As a result of all these problems, the two agreed to stop dating, one of Ed’s friends told Heat World. The insider noted that Athina also became upset when a girl was pestering Ed, and he didn’t seem to try to make her go away.

“The final straw was at the after-party,” revealed the source.

“It was a combination of Ed drinking too much and him being unable to deal with a girl that kept bothering them that night. The next day, when Athina drove Ed to the airport, they spoke about everything and they decided to take a break because it was unfair on both of them.”

Sheeran confirmed the rumors during a radio interview, reported the Daily Mail. Asked about his relationship status, he clarified that he had been with her for a year, but now regards himself as solo.

“I wasn’t single, I was in a relationship for a long time,” Ed admitted.

But Sheeran then responded with an affirmative when asked if he was single now.

“He looks like he’s about to start crying — you shouldn’t have asked that,” scolded one of the radio co-hosts to the interviewer who asked the question.

In addition to the drinking issue, 23-year-old Athina, who is a production assistant for celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s company, felt upset about how Ed interacted with other young women, said a source.

“It wasn’t to do with his fame, it’s just how he’d deal with other people – girls – wanting to talk to him on nights out,” revealed the insider.

In addition to reports that he’s dated Taylor Swift, Ed spent time with Ellie Goulding before learning that she had cheated on him.

However, both Taylor’s many fans and Ed’s followers keep hoping that Sheeran and Swift will transform their relationship from the friend zone into romance.

As for Taylor, she predicted that she’ll become a single cat lady, as the Inquisitr reported. Predicting how she’ll be described in five years, Swift focused on her cats.

“In five years time, she’ll be so afraid of everything, she doesn’t leave her house. She’s just surrounded by cats. So many cats, they’ve divided themselves up into armies, and she wanders around lint-rolling the couch that no one’s going to sit on because she’s afraid to have people over.”

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