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Ed Sheeran's girlfriend Athina Andrelos wants him to keep a distance from Taylor Swift.Reuters

Ed Sheeran's girlfriend Athina Andrelos reportedly wants him to keep a distance from American singer and songwriter Taylor Swift.

According to the US edition of OK! Magazine, the 24-year-old Thinking Out Loud crooner's girlfriend is not comfortable with his closeness with the Red singer.

"It's incredibly awkward for Ed, because Athina doesn't want Taylor anywhere near them or their social circle," a source said.

"[He] is respecting her wishes [but] he digs Taylor, too," the insider added.

Last month, Swift won her first ever Brit Award, and beat Beyoncé, Sia, Lana Del Rey and St Vincent to be crowned International Female Solo Artist.

During the acceptance speech, the Shake It Off singer paid tribute to Sheeran for all his help over the years.

"Honestly I know I wouldn't be up here if it wasn't for one of my best friends who took me to pubs and taught me how to make a good cup of tea and taught me everything I know about the UK," she told the audience. "I just want to say I love you Ed Sheeran."

Amidst reports that the couple's relationship is on shaky grounds, Andrelos has been posting photos and videos with Sheeran, on Instagram.

Only photo from last night, obvz ??

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Beach bums ??

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24 ?

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