It turns out, anything really could happen! Weeks after Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding were caught holding hands at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, the “Lego House” singer has confirmed that he actually was dating the “Anything Could Happen” singer at the time.
“I mean, normal people don’t hold hands if they’re just friends,” Sheeran, 22, said during a Sept. 4 interview with Washington radio station Click 98.9. “It was going on. And now it’s not.”
Meanwhile, Goulding, 26, took quite a different approach when the two were spotted getting close during the award show. “I love that holding hands with my friends means we’re an item,” she tweeted shortly after rumors of a romance began. “In that case I am in many relationships. Lover not a hater. #whatthef*ck.”
Indeed, Sheeran may not be dating the “I Need Your Love” singer anymore, but Sheeran has no hard feelings towards his ex. “She’s a really cool girl and she’s very talented,” he said of the fellow Brit during the radio interview. “She’s had a No. 1 single for three weeks in England now. It’s all going well.”
The redhead previously has hooked up with Selena Gomez, as Us Weekly first reported in June. Goulding has dated producer Skrillex. The “Lights” star was also rumored to be seeing One Direction member Niall Horan, but has denied that relationship as well.
“Oh God, I knew this was coming!” she told the U.K.’s The Mirror in August. “I just can’t talk about Niall. I won’t ever talk about my love life anymore because it’s always then gone wrong when I have in the past.”
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Ed Sheeran: I Was Dating Ellie Goulding During VMAs