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    Ed Sheeran Revealed Why He Thought He Was Gay While Growing Up

    “I definitely have a big feminine side."

    Ed Sheeran is talking about his perspectives on masculinity and gender.

    Ed Sheeran attends special screening of Yesterday

    During a new interview with the Dutch podcast Man Man Man, Ed revealed that he never felt “hugely masculine” as a kid and thought he might possibly be gay.

    Ed Sheeran poses at the Wonderwall portrait studio

    “I definitely have a big feminine side,” he shared. “I love musical theater, I love pop music, I love Britney Spears. My masculine side probably stops at drinking beer and watching football.”

    Ed Sheeran performs in concert on the opening night of his Australian tour

    Ed added, “When I was a kid, I thought I was gay for a bit.”

    Ed Sheeran during the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin

    The “Bad Habits” singer revealed that he also prefers watching the women’s leagues in sports. “I watched it and I was like, ‘I don’t know why I watch male football; this is much better.’”

    Ed Sheeran attends the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards 2019

    As for his vehicles, Ed said he doesn’t wish to be in the world’s fanciest car: “I am not a car guy. I like a nice car, but I’m not a car guy.”

    Ed Sheeran leaves the 'Songwriter' premiere during the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin

    He added, “But then, my wife is super pro-women and femininity. And so, as soon as we started dating, my life shifted to that.”

    Ed Sheeran and fiancé Cherry Seaborn look on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Aston Villa

    The "Shape of You" singer also said, “She plays in a female hockey team. We hang out with all the team. It’s very much women empowerment.”

    Ed Sheeran and fiancé Cherry Seaborn look on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Aston Villa

    You can hear Ed's full interview on Man Man Man here!

    Ed Sheeran attends the 2015 Billboard Music Awards