Ed Sheeran knew his wife as a teenager but they started dating in 2015.
After singer Katy Perry welcomed her daughter, the music world just received yet another blissful news. The Shape of You singer Ed Sheeran welcomed a new member to his family.
The singer wrote, "Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you... Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter - Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran." He further stated, "We are completely in love with her. Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Lots of love and I’ll see you when it’s time to come back, Ed x"
The message was accompanied by a picture of tiny navy blue socks. Lyra is the couple's first child.
The couple had confirmed the news of their pregnancy just a month ago. Sources close to the family said that the couple wanted to keep the details private. “They are keeping details of the baby’s sex and due date just to family until after the baby is born, which will be soon,” said a source, according to US Weekly. "Ed will make a great dad. He loves kids, and he built his big home in Suffolk, [England], with the plan to start a family," added the source.
Sheeran got engaged to the love of his life in 2018. He announced the news through social media after years of dating Seaborn away from the public's eye. Sheeran met Seaborn when he was just a teenager. Though he met her when he was 11, they only started dating in 2015. Just three years later, the singer decided to seal the deal. "One of our best friends worked on my tour, so when we came to New York, where she was living at the time, we hung out and reconnected through our mutual friend. She’s great," said the singer, recalling their meeting.
The singer was so in love with Seaborn that she was his muse. He revealed that the song, Perfect was inspired by his lady love. “The line that goes, ‘Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song’ was about when we were in Ibiza listening to Future’s 'March Madness', literally not wearing any shoes and going mental on the lawn, which was quite a nice time. I didn’t see her first reaction to the song because she lived in New York at the time. So I just emailed it to her but she did really like it," said the 29-year-old singer.
Soon after, speculations on their secret wedding circulated in the media. The singer was first spotted wearing a band on his left ring finger during his appearance on the red carpet during the 2018 Brit awards. Later, the singer hinted he had already tied the knot in an interview with Access in August 2018, according to US Weekly. He even admitted that he was not someone who liked doing anything "too public".
However, the wedding ceremony only happened in December 2018. The intimate ceremony with close family took place at the pop star’s estate in Suffolk, U.K. A source close to the singer claimed, "He wanted no fuss and he wanted it to be something entirely for them – just a tiny winter wedding," according to US Weekly.
He even wrote a song confirming his step in life. In his song Remember the Name, the singer referred to Seaborn as his wife though they were not married when he wrote it. “[I actually wrote it] before me and Cherry got married and I knew that we’d be married by the point that the song came out,” said Sheeran.