Taylor Swift or his girlfriend, Athina Andrelos?
That is the question that Ed Sheeran has allegedly been faced with after reports that his current flame Athina is not a fan of the US singer.
Tensions first appeared after the Brit Awards recently, where Taylor Swift openly thanked Ed Sheeran in her acceptance speech for Best International Female Artist and credited him for part of her success abroad.
“Honestly I know I wouldn’t be up here if it wasn’t for one of my best friends who took me to pubs and taught me how to make a good cup of tea and taught me everything I know about the UK,” Swift said.
“I just want to say I love you Ed Sheeran.”
Watch the full acceptance speech below.
“It’s incredibly awkward for Ed, because Athina doesn’t want Taylor anywhere near them or their social circle,” a source told OK! Magazine.
“He is respecting her wishes but he digs Taylor, too.”
Considering their publicly close friendship, removing her from his circle would no doubt be a difficult task.
The tensions between Athina and Ed would no doubt be made worse by the fact that Sheeran is currently on a world tour.
Do you think it is fair for Athina to ask her boyfriend to sever ties, or should Ed be allowed to associate with anyone he wants to?