Ed Sheeran Announces Engagement With Girlfriend Cherry Seaborn

"Got myself a fiancé just before new year", Sheeran wrote on Instagram.

The singer-songwriter announced the news - where else - on Instagram, where he announced that he popped the question in the New Year.

Sheeran told People Magazine previous year that he's known Seaborn since they were children but they didn't start dating until he invited her to Taylor Swift's Fourth of July party in 2015. The pair tend to keep their romantic life very private.

2017 was quite the rollercoaster of a year for Ed Sheeran.

The couple have known each other since they were in school and over the past few of years, their friendship has blossomed into a lovely romance. "She worked on Wall Street in NY, and I had like six shows [around NY in 2015]". Sheeran and Seaborn started dating each other in the summer of 2015 after the "Shape of You" singer's bestie Taylor Swift invited Seaborn for her famous Independence Day fête at her Rhode Island home.

In addition to raising two cats, Seaborn encouraged Sheeran to clean up his act before he started recording his latest album, Divide.

"I went on tour again, and then I went to Taylor's 4th of July party".

Sheeran had several prominent relationships before settling down with Seaborn.

After several years of playing on the street and in bars, Sheeran won breakthrough global success with his 2014 love ballad "Thinking Out Loud". "I've never had that".

We couldn't be happier for this wonderful couple, and we can't wait to see them walk down the aisle!

During an interview with the Sunday Times magazine previous year he also sang Seaborn's praises, saying: "It's awesome meeting famous people".

  • Jacqueline Ellis