You'd think being a celebrity doppelganger would do wonders for you love life. 

According to Ed Sheeran lookalike Ty Jones, that's simply not the case. The 21 year old has revealed that he's beginning to realise the secondhand fame isn't all it's cracked up to be. 

"When Ed became really famous I had people always coming up to me and talking to me and wanting my picture - it was crazy."


From the other day i was pretty scared doing this hahaha 😂

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It's the effect the resemblance to Ed has on his relationships that are really taking their toll. Jones admits to having to contend with both jealous partners and constantly questioning the true intent of others. 

"It's made my relationships worse I'd say because now I have to weigh up if they like me for me or are they're just interested in me because I'm the next best thing to Ed if they really like him."

"When girls ask me for pictures in the streets it's annoyed some of my girlfriends in the past and caused problems," Jones said. "It's hard to explain because it's not like I can help it and I don't like being horrible to people and deny them a picture if they want one."

The fact that Jones doesn't sing hasn't gotten him off the hook when he meets Sheeran fans with many asking him to mime Ed's songs at parties.


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"Ben actually thought I was Ed Sheeran and started introducing me as him it was quite funny - then when I told him I just look like him he couldn't believe it,"

Jones has even met the man himself and said that Sheeran couldn't get over the resemblance between the two. 

"Meeting Ed has been the highlight in all of this, he was so down to earth and just so shocked at how much I looked like him, it was really funny."


Still very surreal

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Hopefully the love life will sort itself out because Ty looks like he's having a ball otherwise. 

Via Mashable