Ed Sheeran says he has Taylor Swift to thank for his engagement

The British singer's famous bestie is responsible for his current romance.

During a behind-the-scenes look at his collaboration on Taylor Swift's single "End Game," Ed Sheeran revealed that he has her to thank for his engagement to longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.

"I want to talk about the fourth of July line because that makes me really happy," Swift told Sheeran, in reference to one of the song's lyrics. 

To which he replied, "My relationship started on the fourth of July at Taylor's house. So the story was, I was at Taylor's party, and then a girl I went to school with who's pretty cool ended up being in Rhode Island."

The "Give Me Love" singer-songwriter went on, "I was like, 'Taylor, can she turn up?' And here we are." And it sounds like the Swift has officially given Sheeran's fiancée her stamp of approval. "Ugh, she is the coolest," Swift added.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Sheeran took to Instagram in late January 2018 to announce his engagement. "Got myself a fiancé just before new year," the singer captioned a sweet snapshot of himself kissing Seaborn. "We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx."

Sheeran, 26, and Seaborn, 24, met as teens in England but didn't start dating until 2015. "We went to high school together," the Grammy Award winner told Ellen DeGeneres in December 2017, while promoting his "Perfect" duet with Beyoncé — a ballad Seaborn inspired him to write. "She's really cool. We live together. We have cats."

The "Lego House" singer, who denied engagement rumors in May 2017, often lends credit to Seaborn for helping him control his substance abuse. And he was already talking marriage and kids prior to popping the question.

"This has been the first time I've ever actually had the time to fall in love properly," he told Zane Lowe on Beats 1. "I've always got into relationships very passionately — I'm a redhead and also Irish. I'm ready, let's go — tour bus babies, little fat, chubby babies that just walk around."