Everyone has heard of Taylor Swift and her perception as a ¡°serial dater¡±, but musical buddy, Ed Sheeran has jumped to her defense.

Sheeran told OK! Magazine, that Swift, who he is currently touring with, has only dated two people in the past two years.

The rumour that she dates a lot of people is a misconception, because in the time that I¡¯ve known her, which has been almost two years now, she has dated two people. Fact¡­ And in her entire life, I think she¡¯s dated around five or six people¡± said Sheeran.

¡°I don¡¯t like when people take shots at her because I do know her personally, and I think people get the wrong end of the stick. She¡¯s so successful, and she¡¯s so nice and sweet to everyone that she meets, there is nothing bad to say but she was being pictured with a lot of dudes.¡±

The rumor mill is on a high, with reports that over the past couple of years, Swift has dated musician heartthrob, John Mayer, as well as boy band members, Harry Styles from One Direction and Joe Jonas from the Jonas Brothers.

This is not including the ¡®movie line-up¡¯ including Hangover star, Bradley Cooper, Jake Gyllenhaal, Twlight actor, Taylor Lautner and even the son of the Terminator, Patrick Schwarzenegger.

Nevertheless, Sheeran has defended Swift, despite rumors that they themselves were dating.

¡°I think it would be incredibly unprofessional and idiotic for me to do that¡­ To go on tour for six months with someone and hook up with them just before you go out on tour, which is what people think we did¡ªthat¡¯s just a really silly thing to do, because the tour would be very awkward by now, and it¡¯s not, so that¡¯s that.¡±