This year, Ed Sheeran got engaged and the world was amazed. Mainly because we didn’t know much about the normal girl he wanted to marry. By normal, we mean she doesn’t live in the crazy celebrity world that her soon to be husband does. It turns out that Cherry Seaborn is a girl that he’s known for many years, way before he was even famous. These two actually went to high school together and Sheeran stated how she was his high-school crush at the time. How amazing is it that these two re-connected after all these years and fell in love?
“One of our best friends worked on my tour,” Sheeran told Us. “So when we came to New York, where she was living at the time, we hung out and reconnected through our mutual friend. She’s great.” He announced his engagement by posting a cute snap of the two of them on Instagram. The couple seems so in love and we couldn’t be happier for the singer. Wedding bells are in the future and we’re sure it will be a big event. Check out these 20 things to know about Ed Sheeran’s girl.
21 They Have Been Dating For Three Years
Really? We already know that Ed Sheeran is one of the more private celebrities out there, he’s no tone that we would see in the news. The two have managed to stay low key for years and it has a lot to do with the fact that Seaborn is rarely seen on his social media pages. Not only that but Seaborn’s accounts are all on private. The two obviously work if they have been together for that long.
20 She Inspired The Song Perfect
Nothing beats having a song written about you and in this case, Cherry is one lucky girl. “'Perfect' was the first song that I wrote for the album, it was inspired by Cherry.
The line that goes, ‘Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song’ was about when we were in Ibiza listening to Future’s 'March Madness' literally not wearing any shoes and going mental on the lawn, which was quite a nice time.
I didn’t see her first reaction to the song because she lived in New York at the time. So, I just emailed it to her, but she did really like it.”
19 They Took A Year Off To "Properly Fall In Love"
There was a year that Ed Sheeran took off from his music career. Part of the reason for doing that was to take a break but it was also because he wanted time to “properly fall in love” with someone. “This has been the first time I’ve actually had the time to fall in love properly,” Sheeran told People as the reason for his taking a year off.
“So the catalyst of taking a year off was also the fact that my partner quit her job in New York — which she’s now got back in London, which is really cool — but we were just basically like, let’s quit our jobs and have a year of forming a tight bond.
So we went traveling and spent every day for a year together.”
18 They May Already Be Married
Eight months after announcing his engagement to Cherry, there has been plenty of talk that Cherry and Ed secretly got married. We wouldn’t really be surprised considering he has kept his relationship pretty private up until this point. In August, Access Online asked Sheeran if they had chosen a wedding date yet and Sheeran held up his hand and showed a wedding ring. The interviewer stated how "exciting" it was, to which Ed replied, "yeah" and smiled. Sheeran added that he "never really does anything too public anyway" when asked how he managed to "sneak that one.”
17 They Met In High School
Cherry Seaborn is also a Brit and the two met in high school so many years ago. They attended Thomas Mills High in Suffolk, England. The two lost contact because Ed Sheeran dropped out of school to pursue a career in music.
Cherry went on to get her degree in molecular biology. She is working for the accounting firm Deloitte as a senior consultant in risk advisory.
They definitely used to live two very different lives before they connected. We have to wonder why she didn’t date him in high school.
16 They Are Rarely Apart
Sheeran has stated that the two are rarely apart from each other. We doubt that Cherry would even have to return to her job and that would make it easier for her to tour with Sheeran.
“I’ve probably had three days apart from her in the last year, but we’re very, very strong. I’ve never been happier.
I’ve never been more comfortable. I’ve never been more inspired. I feel like everything’s fallen into place, and it’s fallen into place because I’ve given it the time to fall into place.”
15 She Is A Hockey Star
We are seeing these two in a lot of sports jerseys so it’s obvious that they enjoy watching sports together. What we didn’t know is that Cherry loves playing hockey. She’s actually a really good hockey player. She is on the Duke University website and it states that she “led her team to a runner-up finish in the Investec English Woman’s Hockey League for two consecutive seasons.” She also earned herself a Bronze and Silver medal when she was selected to play for England’s Under 18 national team.
14 Ed And Cherry Live Together
We’re not entirely sure when these two moved together but it was likely during that year that Sheeran took off from his music. The two have also been together for almost four years now so it’s likely they have been living together for a while. Sheeran admitted on BBC Radio 2 that they were roomies. “I’m really secure now, we live together and we have cats," he said, "and I think when you have cats that’s kind of it.” He does have a point.
13 She Went To Taylor Swift’s Fourth Of July Party
Sheeran already admitted that he started seeing Cherry in 2015, and when they first met up he invited her to Taylor Swift’s fourth of July party. If you are going to try to impress a new girl, that is certainly the way to do it. “I was texting [Cherry], and she was like, ‘I’m in Rhode Island at a 4th of July party,’ and I was like, ‘So am I,’” he explains. “I kind of said to Taylor, ‘Can I invite one of my old schoolmates?’ The rest is history.”
12 2015 Was A Big Year For Them
The two were clearly really into each other when they first started dating because they were seen everywhere in 2015. It’s a wonder that they kept their relationship under wraps for so long. Not only did they hit up Taylor Swift’s fourth of July party, but they also hit up Calvin Harris’s party in Vegas that same year as well as at a Mets game. The two were obviously very smitten with each other and they make a very cute couple.
11 Cherry And Taylor Have Girl Chats
Well of course they do. Taylor Swift is the ultimate girlfriend to have. She is all about friend empowerment and having a girl squad. Sheeran stated how the two will chat together from time to time and you know she must have an in with Swift. “[She] and Taylor have hung out without me quite a few times; I think they have gal chats,” Ed says. “I don’t know what they get up to, talking about cats or whatever.”
10 They Reconnected Through A Mutual Friend
With a lot of celebrities, it seems that they meet the love of their life through one of their friends. That was how Sheeran managed to reconnect with Cherry after all those years. “One of our best friends worked on my tour,” Sheeran told Us. “So when we came to New York, where she was living at the time, we hung out and reconnected through our mutual friend. She’s great.” Those are the kinds of connections that are once in a lifetime.
9 There May Be Babies On The Brain
The two may only have a couple of cats right now but Sheeran has commented on the possibility of becoming a parent. He has stated that he definitely wants kids, so maybe we will be seeing some cute little ginger babies soon.
“I want kids but just because you are ready doesn’t mean it has to happen. I think you could be ready for five to 10 years and then choose the right time.
But I feel positive about it.”
8 He’s Always Thought She Was The One
Sometimes you just know and that was the case with Sheeran. He has had no problem with discussing his relationship in the press and he’s made it clear that Cherry was the inspiration for the song Perfect. For Sheeran, he knew when he connected with her that she was going to be a big part of his life. “I actually always thought I’d end up dating like an actress or something, someone in the industry,” he told Radio.com.
“But I don’t think I’m that kind of person. I’m a hometown boy.”
When asked if she was the one, he said, "Undoubtedly, undoubtedly, but I think if you ever enter into a long-term relationship and you have a doubt, then you shouldn’t be in the long-term relationship.”
7 She Inspired The Song "How Would You Feel"
Fans loved How Would You Feel, and they tweeted thanks to Cherry for inspiring such a beautiful song. Sheeran has yet to confirm that the song is about her, but the lyrics are pretty telling. "You are the one, girl / And you know that it's true," he begins, before later singing, "How would you feel / If I told you I loved you / It's just something that I want to do / I'll be taking my time / Spending my life / Falling deeper in love with you / So tell me that you love me too."
5 He Decided To Keep Shape Of You
We have to assume Shape of You is about Cherry as well because the song speaks of a couple who discuss their families. We know that both Cherry and Ed grew up together so it’s likely that they know each other’s family. The son was supposed to go to Rihanna at first, but Sheeran changed his mind. "I started singing lyrics like 'putting Van The Man on the jukebox' and I was like, 'Well she's not really going to sing that, is she?'" he said in a radio interview. "And then we sort of decided halfway through that we were just going to make it for me."
4 He Proposed Over Christmas
Nothing is better than getting a holiday proposal and for Ed Sheeran, he did the dead over Christmas last year. We, of course, didn’t find out about the engagement until January when he posted it on Instagram.
"Got myself a fiancé just before New Year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well."
We can’t wait until the wedding pictures start coming out or at least a confirmation of a wedding.
3 She’s Younger Than Him
But just by a year! She was born on May 6, 1992 in Suffolk. The two were apparently high-school sweethearts but it’s not confirmed that they actually dated. It appears that there was just a whole lot of “crushing” going on at Thomas Mills High School. Fate must have stepped in and given them the chance that they didn’t have back then. But sometimes soulmates have everything to do with timing as well. Who knows, they may not have worked out as kids, it may have taken them being adults in order for things to really fall into place for them.
2 Fourth Of July Is Their Anniversary
Ed Sheeran must be referring to the party that he took Cherry to at Taylor Swift’s home. “Well, our anniversary is her 4th of July party,” Sheeran told PEOPLE.
“I’ve known Cherry since I was 11.
She worked on Wall Street in New York, and I had like six shows [around New York in 2015]. It was around then, and we reconnected. I went on tour again, and then I went to Taylor’s 4th of July party.” He had a guest verse on Swift’s song "End Game" and referenced Cherry" “After the storm, something was born on the fourth of July.”
1 He Really Wanted to “Live” With Cherry
For such a young guy Sheeran hasn’t done a whole lot but work and that’s just the way the music industry is. But his new girl Cherry had inspired him to start doing just that. “It’s quite weird being a touring ‘celebrity’ because people assume you’re living the best f—ing life in the world, but you don’t really get to live any life because you work the whole time. I got to the end of [my last tour], and I was like ‘F—, I’m 25 and haven’t really lived.’”