Saoirse Ronan misspelt a tattoo on Ed Sheeran − on purpose

The Irish actress deliberately tattooed the singer's arm with 'Galway Grill'

Saoirse Ronan misspelt a tattoo on Ed Sheeran − on purpose

Saoirse Ronan after the 2016 Academy Awards [Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopres/DPA/PA Images]

National treasure Saoirse Ronan has etched her way into the hearts of the world after pop star Ed Sheeran revealed she deliberately misspelt a word she tattooed onto his skin.

Ronan, a two-time Academy Award nominee and the Meryl Streep of the IFTAs, reportedly pranked the British singer-songwriter after he asked her to appear in the music video to his latest single Galway Girl.

Unveiling his new ink at a concert in Glasgow last weekend, Sheeran, a noted tattoo enthusiast, told his fans what transpired as Ronan took a needle to his skin.

“When we were filming it, I meant to get a tattoo of her handwriting saying ‘Galway Girl’,” Sheeran told the Scottish crowd, showing off his forearm for the audience to see. “It actually says ‘Galway Grill... G R I L L.”

Sheeran went on to explain that Ronan’s mistake was a deliberate one, but that he laughed it off.

“Thought I’d tell you that. Haven’t told anyone about that yet,” Sheeran added. “I’m actually kind of proud of it. It’s the kind of thing that I would do.”

Galway Girl is the third single released from Sheeran’s ÷ album, which was released worldwide on March 3rd. Debuting at number one in 14 countries, every track reached the top 20 in the UK singles chart in the week of its release, largely due to music streaming services.

A month after the massive success of ÷, Sheeran settled a plagiarism dispute out of court after the writers of the Matt Cardle single Amazing sued him for breach of copyright for using 39 identical notes in his song Photograph.

Accusations of plagiarism have plagued the British singer, with his song Shape of You compared to Tracy Chapman’s Mountain o’ Things and Sia’s Cheap Thrills. The song was recently retroactively co-credited to the writers of TLC’s No Scrubs for its considerably melodic overlap.

Furthermore, in October, a second copyright lawsuit was brought against Sheeran by a co-writer on the Marvin Gaye song Let’s Get It On, with claims that Thinking Out Loud copies key parts of the track. Sheeran’s song was a huge commercial hit, reaching the top of the US Billboard chart and becoming the first song to reach 500m streams on Spotify.

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