2018 seemed to be off to a rocky start, what with Mille Bobbie Brown’s controversial relationship, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s decision to call their third child after a Broadway musical, and you know, because teenagers thought it was a good idea to start eating tide pods. However, we do have some good news, everyone’s favourite ginger crooner, Ed Sheeran, has announced his engagement to his long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.
The ‘Shape of You’ singer took to Instagram today to post a picture of himself with his arms around his successful accountant girlfriend as he kissed her on the cheek. He captioned the snap: “Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx”
The Suffolk-born couple have been dating since July 2015 and share a long history. Ed and Cherry are childhood friends and former high school classmates – both having attended Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, UK. It’s been widely reported that the singer-songwriter had the hots for her back then. However, their burgeoning relationship didn’t survive the long distance when Cherry chose to attend Duke University in North Carolina, America. She eventually moved back to the UK in December 2016, to be with Ed.
Cherry apparently inspired the hit singles ‘Shape of You’ and the Christmas number one ‘Perfect’ – so fans of the English musician have a lot to thank her for.
Fans of Ed Sheeran were absolutely overjoyed by the news. His followers flocked to the picture in order to offer the happy couple their congratulations. “Awww congrats Ed so happy for you!!!!!,” one Instagram user wrote, while another added, “IM SCREAMING SO HAPPY FOR YOU MY GINGER BISCUIT CONGRATS”. One fan, however, wasn’t all too pleased by the announcement, “I don’t know if I’m sad or happy….” they stated.
When questioned last year if his relationship with Cherry had the potential to be a “marriage thing”, the pop star was quick to say yes. “I’m pretty… Yeah I feel pretty good about it,” he said. He also confessed that he’d “love” to start a family with his former childhood friend.
And when asked about whether he was excited to become a dad in the future, Ed asserted, “Massively, yeah. I wanted to be a dad, like, last year. I’m ready, let’s go – tour bus babies, little fat, chubby babies that just walk around.”
Well, there we have it. Some good news to kick off the new year with. It was about time, don’t you think? While there’s no word yet on how long the engagement will last, or when the happy couple will tie the knot, I’m sure that Ed Sheeran will continue to keep his fans up-to-date via his social media channels.