Former reality TV star Louise Johnston has reportedly won Ed Sheeran’s heart after being friends for some time

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It looks like there could be a new romance on the cards for lovely Ed Sheeran.

The 24-year-old singer is rumoured to have started seeing Irish model Louise Johnston following his split from his most recent girlfriend, Athina Andrelos, in February.

In fact Ed’s said to be ‘smitten’ with Louise, who he has been pals with for quite some time.

‘Louise and Ed have been friends for years but now they have become a lot closer,’ a source tells the Irish Mirror.

‘They are constantly in touch, even when he is on tour, but he is coming here soon for a gig in Dublin and they will be able to catch up then.

‘Friends and family now know, so it is out there. Louise really cares about him and it’s going very well.’

So just who is Ed’s latest love? Here’s everything you need to know about Louise Johnston…

She’s been mates with Ed for ages

Apparently Louise and Ed have been close for a long old time. In fact just last year Louise posted photos of Ed on her Instagram page and hinted that they share some in-jokes with one snap of the singer meeting a guy dressed as Batman.

‘There’s lots about this photo that can’t be explained @teddysphotos,’ she wrote. Hmmm, interesting…

She also shared a snap of a ticket for one of Ed’s concerts.

She used to be a reality TV star

Louise had a taste of fame in 2010 when she starred in reality TV show Fade Street, a series that followed a group of good-looking Dublin residents (think Made In Chelsea but in Ireland). She appeared alongside Brian McFadden’s second wife Vogue Williams in the show and it lasted for two series, with critics giving it mixed reviews. At the time Louise was a student but hoped to get into events management, which takes us on to…

She’s got her own career

This lady has got an impressive CV. Since her Fade Street days Louise has concentrated on her business career and her Instagram bio reads: ‘Dublin based Dublin girl :: Manage & develop brands for online media & dabble in event management :: infomaniac’ Plus she’s got a super-impressive job title – she works for Lovin Trends as Chief Visionary Officer.

She’s got other celeb mates

We’ve noticed Louise hanging out with model and former Celebrity Big Brother contestant Georgia Salpa in snaps shared on her Instagram page.

She loves food

Louise jokingly listed her talents as ‘eating’ on Instagram recently and also shared an image reading: ‘I would rather eat than talk to people.’ Basically she posts A LOT of things about food.

She’s properly funny

We had quite a few LOLs checking out Louise’s Instagram. There are tonnes of amusing pictures, anecdotes and generally funny things there, so we can imagine that she has a right laugh with Ed.

The fact that she’s so down-to-earth is said to be a major plus in their budding relationship.

‘The fact Louise isn’t a big star is helping things move along nicely. She is different to some of the girls he has been linked to,’ the source says.

‘She’s known Ed since long before he was selling out stadiums and their friendship has built up over the years, so it’s not as if Louise is a starry-eyed girl.’

Awww!

WATCH this video of Ed Sheeran’s adorable surprise for a fan – it’ll melt your heart