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A new report in The Sun is thinking out loud…

… and it claims Ed Sheeran has made Nicole Scherzinger a member of his A Team.

Ed Sheeran and Nicole Scherzinger

Yup, the musicians are dating!

Scherzinger (who famously dated Lewis Hamilton for many years) and Sheeran (who is just friends with Taylor Swift, despite many past romantic rumors) have been pals for awhile.

But things have become more than plutonic between the pair, according to The Sun, who quotes a friend of Ed’s that says "he’s been open about [the romance] with close friends and colleagues.

"It may not develop beyond [a few] dates but they’re definitely tight.”

The British newspaper has also spoken to an acquaintance of Scherzinger’s, who says of the new couple:

"They’re extremely close. Nicole says he is the male version of her.”

Back on July 12, Nicole shared the above photo of the pair and wrote as a caption: “Okay okay you win @edsheeran, you’re taller.”

Then, on July 27, the former Pussycat Doll dedicated a performance of her hit song “Don’t Cha” to Sheeran," telling a crowd in Hollywood:

"This is for you, Ed."

“They were showbiz friends who saw each other on the scene,” another source tells The Sun.

“She was drawn to him over the last few months through his music. When she split from Lewis, she was heartbroken but ended up playing Ed’s songs on a loop.”

Scherzinger, by the way, is 37 years old. Sheeran is 24. In other words: Way to go, dude!