Loose Women's Brenda Edwards reveals she awkwardly snubbed Taylor Swift at Ed Sheeran's wedding

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Loose Women's Brenda Edwards has opened up about the time she turned down a chance to chat with Taylor Swift, and it's all for the sweetest reason.

Chatting on the ITV daytime show this Friday, the 55 year old TV personality shared the heart warming story from when she was at a wedding with her late son Jamal Edwards. Brenda kept tight-lipped about whose nuptials they were attending, but fans are speculating it might have been Ed Sheeran's big day with Cherry Seaborn back in 2019.

Ed Sheeran was a good mate of Jamal's and is also super close to Taylor Swift. Tragically, Jamal passed away at just 31 years old in 2022 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

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Reflecting on her moment with the Shake It Off singer, Brenda recounted: "The reception time had come and we came into the room and everybody found a seat and sat down."

"I thought to myself Jamal's brought me here so I am going to sit and not say anything and keep my eyes down, which I did. Which is very out of the ordinary for me."

Brenda went on to say: "So I sat there and after about half an hour she was sat talking and I could hear the conversation but its not my conversation. And then she says to me ''hi, would you like to come and sit with us? ' and I said, 'no thank you' and afterwards I was like 'ugh!'".

She added, laughing at the memory, "I spoke to Jamal after and he said 'mum you should gone and spoke to her, don't be so awkward' and I said, 'I was trying not to embarrass you and say something stupid, like I normally would! ' But she was very lovely and she was very down to earth, and you could feel her aura about her that was so calm and pleasant."

Brenda's son Jamal was the founder of music platform SBTV, which played a significant role in launching Ed Sheeran's career. Ed, who previously admitted to using drugs twice daily, stated that it would be disrespectful to dabble with substances again following Jamal's heartbreaking passing.

The singer confessed that his drug use began in his mid-20s and gradually escalated into an addiction.

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During an intimate performance for Apple Music Live at London's Eventim Apollo last year, Ed broke down in tears. He confessed to the audience that he 'wanted the world to stop' as he dedicated two songs to Jamal.

Sharing his grief, Ed admitted: "I'm still not over it, I don't want to be."

According to the Daily Mail, Ed told the audience: "The last time I was in this venue was with my friend Jamal, to see a comedy show, and I've not been here since. The first time I ever played this song, I cried when I introduced it, I cried at the start, I cried at the end and... I'm going to cry now."

Brenda also revealed how Ed provided comfort after Jamal's death, stating that he "was literally at my house for a week, just looking after us". She added on Good Morning Britain: "There wasn't anything that he wasn't sorting out and doing if we needed anything, and everybody has been so so wonderful and so supportive."