Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn story: From teenage crush, secret wedding to baby news
Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn are reportedly expecting their first child together – five years after the pop star reconnected with his high school crush
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Ed Sheeran and his childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn are reportedly expecting their first child together.
The singer, 29, is said to be ‘over the moon’ at the thought of becoming a dad with sources claiming Cherry, 28, is now in the final stages of her pregnancy.
“They’re very excited, but have kept things very low key,” an insider told The Sun.
“Lockdown was a perfect excuse not to be seen out and about too much, but things are getting closer and the excitement has been building so they have started telling friends and family.
“They’re just making the last of the preparations at home, and the baby is expected later this summer.
“It’s a really happy time and their families are all totally delighted for them and cannot wait to meet the new arrival.”
Ed and Cherry have opted to keep many aspects of their relationship a secret – from the very early stages of their romance to their 2018 wedding.
Following the news the couple are to become parents, here’s what we do know about their incredible love story
The duo first met as pupils at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk.
Flame-haired Ed developed a crush on his pretty classmate – but any chance of romance was cut short as academic Cherry transferred to America to attend Duke University in Durham, North Carolina to study for a degree in molecular biology.
While rocker Ed dropped out of school at the tender age of 16 to pursue a career in the music industry.
His bold move paid off beyond his wildest dreams as after years of couch surfing and touring he rocketed to global superstardom off the back of hugely successful debut album +, released in 2011.
But his enormous fame came at a price for Ed
In 2015 he left fans heartbroken by announcing he was stepping away from the public eye and taking a year off social media to try and readjust to his new life.
In an interview, Ed said he even locked himself away in his London home for four months as he struggled to come to terms with his enormous celebrity.
“I watched movies. I couldn’t just go out and get a pint of milk. I always wanted to maintain normality. I was ordering takeaways and putting on a lot of weight,” he admitted.
After hitting a low-point, a frazzled Ed saw a way out in using some of his wealth to tour the world – and included a stop in Cherry’s new place of residence.
Desperate to get in touch with his roots after his mammoth success, Ed took the step of reaching out to his old school friend.
Luckily, Cherry was delighted to hear from him and it wasn’t long before the pair were spotted hanging out together in the States – and were photographed at baseball games and on other coupley days out.
“This has been the first time I’ve ever actually had the time to fall in love properly. I’ve always got into relationships very passionately — I’m a redhead and also Irish,” Ed said of their early days.
As romance blossomed, Cherry took some time out of her schedules and joined Ed on a ‘late gap year’ travelling to Japan, New Zealand Ghana.
On their return, Cherry took a position at accountancy firm Deloitte in London in order to be closer to Ed’s base.
The smitten pair then moved in together, enjoying their success privately rather than hanging out at wild showbiz parties.
Speaking on BBC Radio 2, Ed said “I’m actually the happiest I’ve been and it’s because I had a year to spend with someone. I’ve always started relationships then gone off on tour.
“I spent every day for a year with this certain person, we kind of have a strong relationship now which is good.
“I’m really secure now, we live together and we have cats, and I think when you have cats that’s kind of it.”
In January 2018, Ed announced he’d secretly popped the question to Cherry over the Christmas holidays.
Announcing the news in a loved-up Instagram post, 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.”
While Ed is still yet to comment, a source close to the pair has told how he and Cherry managed to tie the knot in similarly private circumstances.
An insider told how Ed and Cherry realised their dream of having a no fuss winter wedding shortly before Christmas 2018.
It’s understood none of Ed’s celebrity pals were in attendance, with the guestlist restricted to old school friends, close family and a priest.
“There were only 40 people – so no Taylor Swift, record company executives or any royals or popstar pals.
“He wanted no fuss and he wanted it to be something entirely for them – just a tiny winter wedding,” the insider told The Sun.
Ed married childhood sweetheart Cherry in a private ceremony at the singer’s country estate.
Though rumours have been mounting for months, the pair chose not to confirm the news though Ed as spotted sporting a silver band on his left hand afterwards.
In August, Ed was asked about marriage rumours during an interview with ET.
The Perfect Singer was asked about what he’d want from a wedding ceremony but answered nothing but ‘no’ to all questions.