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Ed Sheeran discusses friendship with Taylor Swift

The English singer and the American pop star first met in 2012.

By Annie Martin
Ed Sheeran at the MTV Europe Music Awards on October 25, 2015. File photo by David Silpa/UPI
1 of 6 | Ed Sheeran at the MTV Europe Music Awards on October 25, 2015. File photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Ed Sheeran recently discussed his friendship with fellow superstar Taylor Swift.

The 24-year-old English singer opened up about the 25-year-old American pop star in an interview with Billboard published Thursday. Sheeran and Swift first met in 2012, and have developed a close relationship since.

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"It's quite a weird thing for the No. 1 and No. 2. biggest-selling artists in the world to be close friends," the singer admitted to the magazine. "I don't think that happens a lot."

Swift is also known for her squad of celebrity gal pals, including Karlie Kloss and Selena Gomez, but Sheeran revealed he is "of course" invited to spend time with the women. "It's not a vaginas-only club," he joked.

Sheeran said he and and the pop star contact each other nearly every day, as seen in a goofy text conversation Swift shared with fans in May. The singer told SB.TV in 2012 the songstress was "the loveliest person that [he's] met."

Ed Sheeran (L) and best friend Taylor Swift goof around on July 4, 2015. Instagram/Taylor Swift

Sheeran last released x in June 2014, and will debut a deluxe edition of the album with three previously unreleased songs Nov. 13. Swift released 1989 in October 2014, and will bring her accompanying world tour to a close Dec. 12 in Melbourne, Australia.

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