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Ed Sheeran 'thought he was gay' growing up

The 'Shivers' star has opened up on past doubts about his sexuality.

2021-11-01

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: Atlantic Records

Ed Sheeran has revealed he had doubts about his sexuality when he was growing up.

The 'Shivers' singer, who is married to Cherry Seaborn, with whom he has a one-year-old daughter, made the admission on Dutch podcast Man, Man, Man.

Speaking in an interview last month, the star also explained that he has a "big feminine side" and loves musical theatre. 

"I definitely have a big feminine side"

"I'm not a hugely masculine person. I have a definite feminine side, to the point that when I was a kid I thought I was gay for a bit," the 30-year-old explained.

"I definitely have a big feminine side. I love musical theatre, I love pop music, I love Britney Spears."

 
 
 
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Sheeran - whose new album = is out now - added: "My masculine side probably stops at drinking beer and watching football."

The star furthermore added: "I am not a car guy. I like a nice car, but I’m not a car guy."

Sheeran, also known for tracks like 'South of the Border' and 'Beautiful People', then said: "My wife is super pro-women, femininity. So as soon as we started dating, my life shifted."

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