As much as we think Ed Sheeran would probably be the best boyfriend from Taylor Swift’s list of possible paramours, he’s telling us that they’re just pals and it’s going to stay that way!

Last month, Ed was spotted leaving Taylor’s hotel room late night in London wearing (gasp) the same clothes from earlier that day. Naturally, romance rumors started floating around but the red-headed Brit set the record straight between the two in a recent interview. “I did go to her hotel, I did stay there ’til four and I did leave in the same clothes. But I was playing her my new record,” he explained. “It was strictly that kind of thing. Literally, I went in there and we passed the guitar back and forth and played songs to each other.”

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Alright, so they kept it pretty innocent in the hotel room. While Taylor and Ed would make for one talented couple, he admitted that the rumors actually made him feel pretty good about himself!

“The thing that impressed me with the media is that because they wrote about it, my mates believed it,” he said. “And my mates are texting me being like ‘Is it true?’ so I said it wasn’t, but the fact that people can believe it makes me feel like a bit of a stud, you know? I’ve got to be honest because one of my best friends did date her. I’m not that kind of guy. But the fact that people believed it impressed me a little bit.” Ahem, bringing up Harry Styles? Awkward!

Come on, give yourself some credit! People have been putting these two together ever since Ed collaborated with Taylor on “Everything Has Changed” for her album Red. Plus, it didn’t help that Ed, who’s a major body ink lover, got her album name tattooed on his arm.

If these two want to stay just friends, we totally support that. But to be honest, Ed would probably be the best guy for Taylor right now considering his down-to-earth personality! We'll just sit back and see what happens while they're together for the Red tour!

Would you ever want Ed and Taylor to date? Or do you prefer them as just friends?

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