The Great Ed Sheeran and Russell Crowe Love In – comfortably one of the funniest celebrity friendships of our times – may be in jeopardy after the actor appeared to let slip that his young protégé is engaged.
Talking on Australian radio show Fitzy and Wippa – probably at least six cans of Fosters to the good, let's be honest – Crowe offered some further, fascinating insight into his relationship with the young crooner before accidentally making the announcement that will break a million teenage hearts.
"[Ed] was on tour here and he was getting a bit burned out so he came up and stayed at the farm for a couple of days to get some sleep and then we became conversational mates."
Conversational mates! The mind boggles.
"He has subsequently gone back to the farm with his fiancée for more time."
So yes – it sounds like Ed and his long-term girlfriend Cherry are getting married. Nice one. Sure that'll inspire some great tunes.
But can we please go back to the image of tired, snotty-nosed Ed walking down the dust track of an Aussie farm, midday sun scolding his weary head, before knocking on the front door and, wordlessly, being embraced by a (topless) Russell Crowe?
No words needed. Just taken by the hand to Crowe's spare bedroom for a little R+R. He'll wake up when he's good and ready. And when he does, Russ'll be waiting. With the guitar.