Ed Sheeran says he ‘thought he was gay’ growing up as he ‘has a big feminine side’

‘My masculine side probably stops at drinking beer and watching football,’ he said

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 01 November 2021 07:51
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Ed Sheeran has said that he thought he was gay growing up as he has “a big feminine side”.

The singer-songwriter, 30, said that his interests, which he believes to be “feminine”, made him wonder about his sexuality when he “was a kid”.

‘I have a definite feminine side, to the point that, when I was a kid, I thought I was gay for a bit,” he told Dutch podcast Man, Man, Man.

The “Shape of You” singer continued: “I definitely have a big feminine side – I love musical theatre, I love pop music, I love Britney Spears.

“My masculine side probably stops at drinking beer and watching football,” Sheeran told the podcast, adding: “I am not a car guy. I like a nice car, but I’m not a car guy.”

Sheeran is married to Cherry Seaborn and the couple have one daughter, Lyra, who is 15-months-old.

The singer, who released his fourth studio album last week.

Ed Sheeran said his ‘feminine side’ made him wonder if he was gay growing up

Find The Independent’s review of the record, which is titled Equals, here.

Also last month, Elton John called Sheeran a “f***ing big mouth” after he prematurely revealed they had recorded a Christmas song together.

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