The Sing hitmaker spoke out about his friend Swift's new romance during a New Zealand radio interview earlier this month (Apr15), calling Harris a "really nice guy" and giving them "the seal of approval".

Many took Sheeran's comments as a confirmation of the romance, but the singer is adamant he did not do his pal a disservice by talking publicly about her personal life.

He tells the Sydney Daily Telegraph, "I don't think I outed them as a couple, they've been seen in public together quite a few times, so people have made that assumption. They've been pictured at lots of different concerts and have been holding hands so I don't think I'm telling the world anything they don't already know."