Taylor Swift is well-known for having a close relationship with many of her celebrity pals, with one of the longest and closest of those relationships being with British singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran. The closeness of their relationship has now been well and truly confirmed when Taylor Swift today released a photograph of her best friend to her Instagram account, along with a lengthy heartfelt message detailing what Ed Sheeran means to her.
Looking back on the highlights of my life, there's a moment I'll never forget from a day in London about two years ago. I was in town to play the O2 and I was out shopping on my day off. My friend Ed Sheeran met up with me in this little shop where I was buying ballet shoes. He walks in and says "you have to hear this new song. I think it's the best one I've ever written." And then, as usual, he pulls out his phone and gives me headphones. I sat there on a bench in that store and heard 'Thinking Out Loud' for the first time, as little kids were picking out tutus and leotards next to us. Little did we know it would go on to be first dance song at countless weddings all over the world, become Ed's biggest hit, and eventually go on to win him Song of the Year at the 2016 Grammys. Ed and I had been on tour together all year on the Red Tour and we saw each other almost every day. I lived for the moments he would burst into my dressing room with a new song to play me. It happened so often that it became normal, and I don't think he ever knew how much it meant to me that he wanted me to hear his songs first. I don't think he ever knew how inspired I was by his drive and passion to constantly create new art. But it's his 25th birthday today, so I'm saying it now. You deserve everything you have, and everything you will continue to achieve, Ed. And an extra congratulations to the incredible Amy Wadge on your two Grammys.
As far as celebrity birthday wishes go, this is undeniably one of the sweetest that we’ve seen this year, but that’s only to be expected from Taylor Swift. We’ve always believed Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to be close in their relationship, but the star’s words only affirmed that. In her publicly shared message, Swift spoke about how she is constantly inspired by Sheeran’s passion and creativity. It’s pretty clear that this message is far more than just a publicity stunt and actually a truly heartfelt greeting.
“… But it’s his 25th birthday today, so I’m saying it now. You deserve everything you have, and everything you will continue to achieve, Ed. And an extra congratulations to the incredible Amy Wadge on your two Grammys.”
The pretty lengthy Instagram post was accompanied by a touching picture of Ed Sheeran receiving his Grammy award, which as Taylor Swift detailed in her dedication, that’s an award she truly believes the British star deserves. That’s no surprise when you think back to the 2016 Grammy awards and Taylor Swift was spotted jumping for joy when Sheeran was announced as a winner. In fact, her reaction to Sheeran’s win was considerably more ecstatic than to her own. Either way, it’s certainly nice to see more details revealed about the extent of that relationship between these two stars, especially when you consider how private they’ve been about it in the past.
As aforementioned, the birthday message really did go some way in terms of detailing the pair’s relationship and that was especially prevalent through one particular story that Taylor Swift chose to share with her Instagram followers. Swift revealed that she was, in fact, one of the first people that Sheeran approached with his renowned hit, “Thinking Out Loud,” and it’s pretty clear that when she heard it for the first time, she knew it was going to be something incredibly special. This was a time when her and Sheeran saw each other pretty much every day, when Swift was touring in the U.K. and track sharing appears to be something that they’ve kept up ever since.
Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran’s close relationship dates back to that aforementioned Red tour, which Sheeran joined on several dates. The singers have since collaborated on a number of tracks and are are well known for making a number of public appearances together. Each of the pair has shared a number of fun posts to their respective social media accounts.Either way, shared fans of Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran definitely have plenty to look forward to from the pair in the future as their relationship shows no sign of dimming down.
Either way, shared fans of Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran definitely have plenty to look forward to from the pair in the future as their relationship shows no sign of dimming down.
In all, we’ve seen plenty of international superstars sharing birthday dedications to each other over the past year, but the majority of those messages can often be waved off as simple publicity stunts. Taylor Swift’s birthday message to Ed Sheeran, on the other hand, is definitely one of the most heartfelt greetings that we could have expected. The wait is now on to see how Sheeran will react to the message from his best pal Taylor Swift and of course how he’ll return the kindness for her birthday when it comes about in December.
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