A perfect pair! Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn have kept their love life out of the spotlight — but the couple’s low-key relationship still makes fans swoon.
The “Shape of You” singer first met Seaborn when they were kids in Sheffield, England, but the pair didn’t start dating until 2015.
Sheeran told Us Weekly that he reunited with the financial advisor in New York City thanks to a “mutual friend” who was working on his tour. “When we came to New York, where she was living at the time, we hung out and reconnected through,” he gushed in 2017. “She’s great.”
So great that Seaborn was the inspiration behind Sheeran’s 2017 hit “Perfect.” He “didn’t see her first reaction to the song because she lived in New York at the time,” the Game of Thrones actor told Us that same year. “So I just emailed it to her, but she did really like it.”
In 2018, the British singer sealed the deal with a proposal that made their kitties very happy. “Got myself a fiancée just before new year,” Sheeran captioned a rare PDA pic via Instagram that January. “We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well.”
Eventually, the two had an under-the-radar wedding, which Sheeran wasn’t quick to confirm. After he was spotted wearing a silver band on his ring finger in August 2018, he told Access Hollywood that he would “never really do anything too public anyway.”
However, the Yesterday actor finally revealed that he had wed his longtime love on his 2019 album, No.6 Collaborations Project. He called Seaborn his “wife” in his song “Remember the Name.” Sheeran wrote the track “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.
Lyra’s middle name is a sweet nod to where the couple vacationed before they learned they were expecting. “Me and Cherry always wanted to go to Antarctica, it was always on our list. So, we went there and it’s just an amazing place, it’s really special to us, and obviously, like, we got home and Cherry was pregnant,” the “Thinking Out Loud” singer said in a 2021 interview with U.K.’s Hits Radio.
He continued, “I know people see it as a weird thing, but … it’s less about where she was made and more about it being special. I just wanted to have a connection to it.”
Keep scrolling to look back at some of Sheeran and Seaborn’s sweetest moments: