Taylor Swift’s New Man? Ed Sheeran Shoots Down Hookup Rumors

Taryn Ryder
The Juice

The denial was short, sweet, and to the point.

After a report surfaced last week suggesting he was the latest Taylor Swift boy toy, Ed Sheeran has finally responded.

“No,” he replied with a shrug and a smile after being queried by paparazzi about the alleged hookup with his tour mate.

Sheeran, 22, is currently in Australia and, according to our U.K. sister site, has been hanging with his ex-girlfriend, "Big Brother Australia" star Camilla Severi.

Rumors ran rampant that Swift and Sheeran were dating after E! News reported the two country darlings spent the night together in London last month.

Citing an anonymous source, E! Online originally reported that Sheeran arrived to Swift’s hotel on February 19 where they "stayed in the room, just the two of them, until around 4 a.m."

The supposed witness claimed that when Sheeran left he looked "very happy" before he jumping into an awaiting car that Swift had used earlier in the day. "He looked very pleased with himself," continued the source.

However, a day later E! Online removed the “source” quotes from the original post and softened the headline from “Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran Spend Night Together at London Hotel” to “Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran Hang Out Together at London hotel.”

So…maybe they were just comparing set lists? Sheeran will hit the road with Swift, 23, later this month.

After splitting with One Direction singer Harry Styles, a Swift confident told omg! the “I Knew You Were Trouble” singer’s priority was work, not dating.