A source speaking exclusively to the magazine said: "The final straw was at the after-party. It was a combination of Ed drinking too much and him being unable to deal with a girl that kept bothering them that night. The next day, when Athina drove Ed to the airport, they spoke about everything and they decided to take a break because it was unfair on both of them."
One can only imagine how grim that was for Ed; you're hanging out of your mind, you have to get on a plane because you're embarking on a tour and then you split up with your girlfriend. That's a special kind of 'fear' right there.
If you too imagined that Ed wrote Thinking Out Loud for Athina; don't worry, they may just be "on a break."
The full story of Ed's reported split from his girlfriend is in Heat Magazine now.