It’s hard to believe there was a time that Ed Sheeran didn’t think of himself as the successful, Grammy sweeping, chart-topping, all around lovable guy he is today – but according to bestie Taylor Swift, there was.
Penning a sweet essay about the 26-year-old for Time magazine’s "100 Most Influential People" feature, the Shake it Off singer revealed,
“A few years ago, in a rare moment of admitting feeling defeated, Ed said to me, 'I’m never going to win a Grammy.’ 'Yes, you are,' I said. 'You’re going to sweep the whole thing one of these years,'”
She added, “It was a few weeks later when he met me in a dance-shoe store in London, where I was picking out rehearsal outfits, and said, ‘You have to hear this.’ It was a song he’d just finished called 'Thinking Out Loud'.”
And sweep the Grammy’s he did, taking out two awards for the track for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, as well as becoming his best-selling hit in the US.
Tay Tay continued by saying the down-to-earth muso is, “protected by an impenetrable and ever-present armor [sic] of enthusiasm that has helped him endure any setback, letdown or underestimation.”
The feeling’s mutual for Ed, who's just as supportive of Taylor,
"She would be there if everything ended for me. Taylor is kind of an anomaly in that sense. She's omnipresent because she's the most famous woman in the world, so she can't make the decision to not be in the press. I always stick up for Taylor."
Guys. Stop it. We can’t even.
Seriously though, are these two the world’s biggest friendship goals or what?!