Ed Sheeran had a great 2017 but his engagement to longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn is the icing on the cake. The singer-songwriter announced their engagement over the weekend via Instagram.
Future Mrs. Sheeran
According to the Daily Mail, Seaborn works as a senior consultant in risk advisory at an accounting firm called Deloitte. The two met at Thomas Mills High in Suffolk, England, where they attended high school together. They lost contact when Sheeran dropped out of school to pursue music while Seaborn continued her education and earned a degree in molecular biology. Rumors of their relationship surfaced in 2015 after the two were spotted attending a Mets game in September, then in Las Vegas partying with Calvin Harris. After releasing his album “X” in 2014, Sheeran took a a year off in 2016 to focus on his personal life and strengthen his relationship with Seaborn. He told “Beats 1” host Zane Lowe that after his girlfriend quit her job in New York, they made a pact to form a tight bond by traveling and spending every day for a year together.
Sheeran always knew Seaborn was the one and even wrote it in his song “Perfect”. According to the Instagram photo he posted, he proposed to her before they rang in 2018. The caption reads, “Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well.”
There’s no doubt that Sheeran enjoys meeting famous people, but in an interview with Rolling Stone, he’s not about that life. To him, that isn’t reality. His future with his soon-to-be wife and possible children, however, is the reality that he wants to live in. “One day this will fucking end,” he said. “And I know the one person that’s going to remain constant is Cherry.”
Congratulations to the newly engaged couple! See, love isn’t dead.