“They are keeping details of the baby’s sex and due date just to family until after the baby is born, which will be soon,” the source tells Us. “Ed will make a great dad. He loves kids, and he built his big home in Suffolk, [England], with the plan to start a family.”
Another source says, “Ed would always talk about getting married and having kids. His mum and dad will be great grandparents too. They brought Ed up to be such a lovely person with great respect for everybody. When friends of Ed would bring their children around, his parents would come by to see them and they would always bring Ed’s old toys from childhood for the kids to play with. His parents will be able to do that for Ed’s child soon too.”
The couple met as teenagers and started dating in 2015, thanks to a “mutual friend.” The Grammy winner, 29, exclusively explained to Us in March 2017: “One of our best friends worked on my tour, so when we came to New York, where she was living at the time, we hung out and reconnected. She’s great.”
The “Shape of You” singer announced later that same year that he had proposed to the financial advisor, 28.
“Got myself a fiancée just before new year,” Sheeran captioned a PDA pic via Instagram in January 2018. “We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx.”
“[I actually wrote it] before me and Cherry got married and I knew that we’d be married by the point that the song came out,” he told Charlamagne Tha God of the song at the time. “[I thought] someone’s gonna hear that and be like, ‘Oh, they’re married!’ I didn’t know how that would be construed, but obviously it’s already come out.”
The following month, the English star announced an 18-month hiatus from his music career after the success of his Divide tour.
“As you may or may not know, I’ve been on the Divide tour for over two years now and this is the last day of the whole thing,” the singer told a crowd in Ipswich, England, in August 2019. “There is something very bittersweet about it. I love that you guys are here and we are ending it in Ipswich. This is my last gig for probably 18 months.”
Sheeran concluded, “It’s been an emotional day for a lot of people backstage. It kind of feels like, in a weird way, that you’re breaking up with a girlfriend that you’ve been with for years. It sounds odd, but it has been a long tour. … See you in a few years time.”
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