The news of Ed Sheeran’s engagement blew everyone’s mind, because to begin with, no one knew that he had a girlfriend. As we found out, the girl that stole the heart of the superstar is named Cherry Seaborn. She was Ed’s High School crush! They reconnected after many years by a mutual friend who worked at Ed’s tour, when they were both in New York. Since then, the couple seems to be really in love and happy! However, how much do we know about this lucky girl? Are they already married? Make sure not to miss #19, #17 and #16!
20.THREE YEARS OF LOVE
It is well known that Ed Sheeran keeps his personal life in private. However, it is pretty remarkable how he managed to keep a three-year relationship in secret! The fact that Cherry’s social accounts were private and she rarely appeared on Ed’s, seemed to really help them keep a low profile.
19.“PERFECT” WAS INSPIRED BY HER
Ed Sheeran confirmed that the song “Perfect” was inspired by his girlfriend, Cherry. What a lucky girl! “’Perfect’ was the first song that I wrote for the album, it was inspired by Cherry. The line that goes, ‘Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favourite 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.” , Sheeran said.
18.“CLOSED DUE TO LOVE”
The couple decided at some point to take a year off, in order to spend more time together and make memories. “So the catalyst of taking a year off was also the fact that my partner quit her job in New York — which she’s now got back in London, which is really cool — but we were just basically like, let’s quit our jobs and have a year of forming a tight bond. So we went travelling and spent every day for a year together”, Ed said. So romantic!
17.ARE THEY ALREADY MARRIED?
We wouldn’t be truly surprised if Ed and Cherry have already been married! In an interview, when Ed was asked if they had chosen a wedding day, he just showed the reporter a wedding ring on his hand. So, draw your own conclusions!
16.KNEW EACH OTHER SINCE HIGH SCHOOL
Both of them attended Thomas Mills High in Suffolk, England and that’s where they met for the first time. When Ed dropped out of school in order to follow his dream in music, they lost touch with each other.
The two of them really enjoy each other’s company and they are rarely separated. “I’ve probably had three days apart from her in the last year, but we’re very, very strong. I’ve never been happier.
Although we have seen Ed and Cherry playing many sports, Cherry’s love is hockey and she is really good at it! When she was less than 18 years old, see was selected by England’s Under 18 national team and see won a Bronze and a Silver medal. She also “led her team to a runner-up finish in the Investec English Woman’s Hockey League for two consecutive seasons” as the Duke’s University website stated.
None of them has confirmed when they started living together. However, they seem to be really happy being roommates. “I’m really secure now, we live together and we have cats,” he said, “and I think when you have cats that’s kind of it”, Ed admitted.
12.FOURTH OF JULY TAYLOR SWIFT’S PARTY
“I was texting [Cherry], and she was like, ‘I’m in Rhode Island at a 4th of July party,’ and I was like, ‘So am I,’” he explains. “I kind of said to Taylor, ‘Can I invite one of my old schoolmates?’ The rest is history”, Ed said. What’s a better way to impress a girl than inviting her at a Taylor Swift’s party?
11.2015, GOLDEN YEAR
2015 was a great year for Ed and Cherry. The two of them had a lot of fun. They went at Taylor’s Fourth of July party, at Calvin Harris’s party at Vegas and at a Mets game, too. The must have had a great time!
10.BFFS WITH TAYLOR SWIFT
Ed admits that Cherry and Taylor Swift spend some time together. The have girl talks and chat from time to time. It seems that Cherry is a fan of Taylor. “[She] and Taylor have hung out without me quite a few times; I think they have gal chats,” Ed says. “I don’t know what they get up to, talking about cats or whatever”, Ed said.
The couple reconnected through a mutual friend that gave them the opportunity they didn’t have back then. He was their best friend and he was working at Ed’s tour and when they visited New York, where Cherry lived then, they reunited. What a love story!
Ed Sheeran has admitted in the past that he would like to have children one day. However, for now the couple has a lot of fun with its many cats. “I want kids but just because you are ready doesn’t mean it has to happen. I think you could be ready for five to 10 years and then choose the right time.
7.THE ONE FOR HIM
Sheeran was sure since the start that Cherry was his one and only. “Undoubtedly, undoubtedly, but I think if you ever enter into a long-term relationship and you have a doubt, then you shouldn’t be in the long-term relationship”, Ed confirmed when asked if Cherry was the one.
6.“HOW WOULD YOU FEEL”
It seems that “How would you feel’, a song that everyone loves, is written for Cherry. Even though Seeran hasn’t confirmed it yet, the lyrics speak for themselves! She must feel truly loved!
5.“SHAPE OF YOU”
It is also possible that the song “Shape of you” is written for Cherry, due to the fact that they knew each other since they were kids, as some lyrics of the song say. Firstly, the song was written for Rihanna to sing, however that didn’t come true. “I started singing lyrics like ‘putting Van The Man on the jukebox’ and I was like, ‘Well she’s not really going to sing that, is she?'” he said.
Ed Sheeran wanted to give Cherry the best Christmas present, so he decided that the perfect gift for her would be a proposal! “Got myself a fiancé just before New Year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well.”, Ed claimed.
3.A YEAR YOUNGER
Cherry was born on May 6, 1992, so she is a year younger than Ed. They knew each other since they were 11 as they went at the same High school. However, neither of them has confirmed that they dated back then.
2.FORTH OF JULY
From what it seems, their anniversary is on forth of July. Ed claims that their love was born on Fourth of July, at Taylor Swift’s party. 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.” He had a guest verse on Swift’s song “End Game” and referenced Cherry” “After the storm, something was born on the fourth of July.”
1.WANTING TI “LIVE” WITH HER
“It’s quite weird being a touring ‘celebrity’ because people assume you’re living the best f—ing life in the world, but you don’t really get to live any life because you work the whole time. I got to the end of [my last tour], I’m 25 and haven’t really lived.’” Even though Ed Sheeran has travelled all around the world he feels that he hasn’t live much. Now with his fiancé by his side, is inspired to start living the best of his life. We’re wishing them all the best!