Ed Sheeran has long held a reputation for being one of the good guys of the music world and now a new story about how the Rupert Grint lookalike helped his longterm friend pay off her mortgage has emerged to warm the cockles of even the frostiest hearts.
The Mirror reports that Amy Wadge was struggling financially and unable to pay off her mortgage until Sheeran stepped in and gave her the gift of a lifetime of royalty gold in exchange for a little help on a song, he explained:
"She was going through financial troubles about a year ago. She drove to my house – my album was nearly done – and she asked if I could put a song from when I was 17 on the deluxe album, so she could get a little bit of money and pay the mortgage and bills and stuff. While she was there, we wrote Thinking Out Loud. Now she never has to worry about money again. She’s got a family and two kids and stuff and every time I speak to her, she’s going on holiday. It’s really nice to see."
Amy herself also spoke out to the press how helping to pen the romantic anthem has changed her life for the better, she told journalists that:
"I’m not going to lie and say things hadn’t got financially difficult. My publishing advance had run out and I wasn’t seeing my family at all."
Since having her name credited on Ed's album, Amy hasn't just received financial award. The aspiring songwriter is now working in the profession and has been writing for Ben Haenow and Geri Halliwell.
After all the doom and gloom of Brexit, it's great to hear a good story from the British Isle. Never change, Ed!
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