EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Swift looks chic in bronze dress on break from triumphant tour as she reunites with her End Game pal Ed Sheeran for dinner in NYC
Taylor Swift reunited with her close pal and collaborator Ed Sheeran in New York City on Thursday after recently wrapping up the North American leg of her Eras Tour.
The duo — who’ve worked on a number of songs together over the years — grabbed dinner at the members-only social club Zero Bond.
They were flanked by security as they exited the celeb hotspot separately.
Swift, 33, looked effortlessly stylish as she strolled out of the building in a rust-toned dress with a flowy satin skirt.
Her dirty blonde hair was tied in a braid and she sported black platform loafers that matched her purse.
Reunited: Taylor Swift reunited with her close pal and collaborator Ed Sheeran in New York City on Thursday
The Anti-Hero singer was decked out in gold jewelry and had a Louis Vuitton purse slung across her thin frame.
Swift made her way to a chauffeured SUV parked right outside of the establishment.
Meanwhile, Sheeran, 32, cut a casual figure in a white T-shirt and black skinny jeans.
The UK hitmaker hid most of his ginger hair beneath a ball cap and wore a necklace tucked beneath his shirt collar.
He strolled onto the sidewalk in a pair of Jordan 1 Retro High OG Washed Black sneakers.
Sheeran did not get a ride with Swift as he was seen heading in the other direction with his security team.
Swift is enjoying some rare downtime after closing out the first two of legs North American legs of her Eras Tour with six sold-out shows at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
The back-to-back shows saw a number of A-list stars flock to the venue to watch Swift perform along with an estimated 500,000 fans.
The tour kicked off in Glendale, Arizona in March and it was supposed to wrap up in LA on August 9 but more shows in the United States and Canada have been scheduled for next year.
Swift will head to South America later this month to perform in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil through November.
Sheeran’s outing with Swift comes days after he revealed that he hasn’t yet made his way into his superstar pal’s massively popular series of re-recorded music.
During an interview on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM podcast Deep & Shallow on Monday, he told the host that he and Swift haven’t discussed the possibility of re-recording their 2017 single End Game for a future release.
‘No, I haven’t. No No. But, 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is the next one coming out. That’s the next one,’ the Grammy-winning musician stated.
The song, which also features the rapper Future, was originally included on Taylor’s hit 2017 album Reputation.
The topic came up after Cohen, 55, asked Sheeran if he had plans to see Swift’s and Beyoncé’s concerts for their respective tours, which are both coincidentally going on at the same time as the English musician’s Subtract Tour.
Sheeran expressed his desire to attend one of the Eras tour concerts and shared how he enjoys the individuality of his fellow musicians’ concert shows.
‘I think what’s nice about everyone’s show is everyone’s show is so individual to them. And everyone’s got a different show,’ he explained to Cohen.
Effortless: Swift, 33, looked effortlessly stylish on Thursday
Autumn vibes: She strolled out of the building in a rust-toned dress with a flowy satin skirt
Simple elegance: Her dirty blonde hair was tied in a braid
Boosted: The already statuesque star sported black platform loafers that matched her purse.
Signature: Swift rocked her signature red lipstick
‘We’re all playing. I would love to go and see Taylor’s show, but we’re all playing on the same dates every single weekend. I think there’s a chance next year when she’s in the UK.’
Swift’s Eras Tour will not reach its United Kingdom leg until June 2024, with stops planned in the following four cities: Edinburgh, Scotland; Liverpool, England; Cardiff, Wales; and London, England.
Multiple shows will take place in each of the four cities during the UK leg of the tour.
The single ‘End Game’ was co-written by Swift, Sheeran and Future, all three of whom have won a combined 18 Grammys (Swift has 12, Sheeran has four, and Future, 39, has two).
‘End Game’ was the third single from Swift’s sixth studio album Reputation (2017), which has yet to re-recorded yet.
The pop superstar has to wait until ‘the later of two years following the expiration of the agreement or five years after the commercial release,’ according to common contractual language supplied by Rolling Stone, which indicates that Taylor is not likely allowed to rerecord Reputation, though she has yet to put out the rerecorded version of her previous LP, 1989.
As Sheeran mentioned during his interview with Cohen, 1989 (Taylor’s Version), the re-recorded version of her 2014 album, will be released on October 27, 2023.
Swift, who made the announcement herself during one of her six Los Angeles Eras Tour concerts, told the crowd that the version of 1989 will include five new singles, all of which are unreleased songs written for the original album that were dropped from the final track list.
Her album 1989 (Taylor’s Version) will be her fourth re-recorded LP, which is part of her counteraction to her 2019 masters dispute.
Golden girl: The Anti-Hero singer was decked out in gold jewelry
Security: They were flanked by security as they exited the celeb hotspot separately
Designer darling: She had a Louis Vuitton purse slung across her thin frame
Casual-cool: Meanwhile, Sheeran, 32, cut a casual figure for his time with Taylor
Killer fit: He rocked a white T-shirt and black skinny jeans styled with a pair of Jordan 1 Retro High OG Washed Black sneakers
The UK hitmaker hid most of his ginger hair beneath a ball cap and wore a necklace tucked beneath his shirt collar
Sheeran and Swift have formed a close friendship since the two worked together on the single Everything Has Changed, which was featured on the latter’s fourth studio album Red (2012).
The English singer re-recorded their duet for Swift’s re-recorded album Red (Taylor’s Version), which was released in 2021.
The pair’s friendship goes beyond music, as Sheeran told People in May that he feels Swift is ‘one of the only people that actually truly understands where I’m at.’
‘I had an hour–20 conversation with [Taylor] yesterday and we were just — everything that was on our minds we talked about. I mean that in itself is kind of therapy as well because you’re actually talking to someone that genuinely gets it,’ he said.
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