The former Pussycat Dolls singer was reported to have been dating the 'Thinking Out Loud' singer, but all hopes of living vicariously through their showbiz romance were crushed when Nicole posted a Dubsmash video poking fun at the rumours.
Turns out Nicole and Ed were both in on the stunt and were having a right old laugh whilst the rest of us got over excited. Oops.
Talking to the Huffington Post Nicole said: "It had been going on for so long, and Ed and I are good mates so we decided just having fun and taking the mick."
Addressing her Dubsmash clip, which sees Nicole singing along to Ed's romantic tune 'Thinking Out Loud' Nicole laughed: "We thought it was quite clever of us. I thought of it all on my own! He was like, 'I love it!' and then he commented on it writing, 'there, there, there's always other fish in the sea'."
Alongside the post, Nicole mocked the situation and tagged Ed: #TotesEmosh (Totally Emotional) that @teddysphotos and I broke up today #ScherzyLosesItAfterSheeranBreakUp
Well, you never know - if Nicole and Ed are that good at pulling the wool over our eyes, maybe this denial is a bluff! We're sort of still hoping it is.
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