Ed Sheeran is engaged!
The "Galway Girl" singer announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn on Instagram this morning, sharing a picture of the two of them with the caption, "Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx."
Sheeran and Seaborn have known one another since high school and recently moved in together. They started dating in the summer of 2015 when Sheeran’s friend and fellow musician Taylor Swift invited Seaborn over for her 4th of July party at her Rhode Island home.
“I’ve known Cherry since I was 11,” the “Shape of You” the singer told People back in March. “She worked on Wall Street in New York, and I had like six shows [around New York in 2015]. It was around then, and we reconnected. I went on tour again, and then I went to Taylor’s 4th of July party. I was texting [Seaborn], and she was like, ‘I’m in Rhode Island at a 4th of July party,’ and I was like, ‘So am I.’ I kinda said to Taylor, ‘Can I invite one of my old schoolmates?’ The rest is history.”
Last fall, Sheeran said that Seaborn inspired his song “Perfect,” which is currently Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
“She’s really cool,” Sheeran told Ellen DeGeneres in a clip from Ellen’s Show Me More Show posted back in December. “We have two cats [Calipo and Dorito] but they’re both really, really strange creatures. They kind of sit up like humans. It’s really strange. You’ll walk in and they’ll be looking at you.”
Congrats to the happy couple! We can't wait to see what other songs this romance inspires.