Great news for Ed Sheeran!
And also for everyone who loves to listen to a good Ed Sheeran love song, too …
He’s getting married!!!
Yep, just earlier this morning, Ed hopped on his Instagram to announce the big news: he’d proposed to his girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn!
He shared that sweet photo of the two of them together, and for the caption, he wrote "Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx."
And it only gets better …
We don’t know any additional details about their engagement or their upcoming wedding at this point, but over the course of their relationship, Ed has shared some stories about Cherry.
In an interview last year, he revealed how they began dating back in the summer of 2015.
"I’ve known Cherry since I was 11," he explained then.
At the time, she worked on Wall Street, and he had a series of shows in New York, so they got together then and "reconnected."
After that, he said that he went back on tour, but they stayed in touch through text messages.
A couple of months later, in July, he was at Taylor Swift’s annual Independence Day bash at her home in Rhode Island, and amazingly enough, Cherry was at a different party in Rhode Island at the very same time.
"I kinda said to Taylor, ‘Can I invite one of my old schoolmates?’ The rest is history," he recounted.
If you’ve got a good memory for gossip, there’s a good chance you remember this.
Shortly after Taylor’s party, Ed was seen with Cherry, and it was pretty obvious even then that he’d already fallen for her.
Like, their relationship has been so adorable that last year, many people were convinced that they’d secretly gotten married at some point.
Another note of loveliness in their relationship?
A few months ago when Ed discussed his battle with substance abuse, he credited Cherry for helping him get healthier again.
About the substance abuse, he said "I didn’t really notice it was happening. It just started gradually happening, and then some people took me to one side and were like, ‘Calm yourself down.’"
One of those people, it seems safe to say, was likely Cherry.
In that same interview, he said that moving in with her "was a real help grounding me."
"I was a 25-year-old in the music industry on tour so I just needed someone to balance me out."
To her credit, it looks like they’ve balanced each other beautifully.
Congrats, you two!