Ed Sheeran Discusses His Sexuality: “When I Was A Kid I Thought I Was Gay”

Ed Sheeran

Pop Star Ed Sheeran has opened up about his sexuality, explaining that while he identifies as heterosexual now, growing up, he questioned his sexuality and thought he was gay.

30-year-old Sheeran discussed the topic during an interview with the ‘Man Man Man’ podcast.

Saying that he doesn’t have much of a “masculine side,” Sheeran revealed that he used to question his sexuality, sighting a few stereotypes, including the fact that he loved musicals and songs by Britney Spears as a child.


“I have a definite feminine side, to the point that when I was a kid, I thought I was gay for a bit. 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 explained before adding that he also prefers to watch women’s football over the men’s game.

“I watched it, and I was like, ‘I don’t know why I watch male football, this is much better’’. I am not a hugely masculine person anyway. I am not a car guy. I like a nice car, but I’m not a car guy.”