Surprise! Ed Sheeran is a dad!
Tuesday on Instagram, the “Shape of You” singer revealed that he and wife Cherry Seaborn welcomed a baby girl named Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran last week.
“Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you... Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter - Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran,” the musician captioned an adorable photo of a pair of baby socks on top of a blue and green blanket.
“We are completely in love with her. Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here,” the 29-year-old continued. “We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Lots of love and I’ll see you when it’s time to come back, Ed.”
Sheeran’s baby announcement marks the first time he has posted on Instagram since announcing in December 2019 that he was taking a break from social media.
While noting that life has been “non stop since 2017,” Sheeran explained he wanted to use this time to “take a breather to travel, write and read.”
In February 2019, The Sun reported that Sheeran and Seaborn had tied the knot the previous December in a top-secret ceremony at his country estate in Suffolk.
“Ed got married a few days before Christmas. It was very quiet — just Ed’s oldest school pals, limited family and the priest,” a source told the outlet. “There were only 40 people — so no Taylor Swift, record company executives or any royals or pop star pals. He wanted no fuss and he wanted it to be something entirely for them — just a tiny winter wedding.”
In January 2018, the songwriter revealed that he and Seaborn were engaged by posting a cute pic of him affectionately kissing her face.
The two first met at school in Framlingham, Suffolk, before officially dating in 2015.
Congratulations to Ed and Cherry on their new addition!