Ed Sheeran Got Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Cherry Seaborn Weeks Ago

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Ed Sheeran is known for making music that thousands of people play at their weddings, but now he’s going to know what it’s like to be on the other side. The British singer announced on Instagram that he and longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn secretly got engaged over the holidays, so that means we’ve been left in the dark for weeks.

He posted an adorable picture of himself hugging and kissing Cherry with the caption, “Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx.”

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The British crooner and his new fiancée were classmates when they were growing up in England and reconnected in 2015 with a little help from good friend Taylor Swift. Ed told People magazine back in March, “I’ve known Cherry since I was 11. She worked on Wall Street in New York, and I had like six shows. It was around then, and we reconnected. I went on tour again, and then I went to Taylor’s 4th of July party. 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.’ I kinda said to Taylor, ‘Can I invite one of my old schoolmates?’ The rest is history.”

The pair has been dating ever since and even spent every day of the redhead’s year-long break from the spotlight together, traveling the world and doing normal things other couples do. In fact, his hit song “Perfect” was actually inspired by one of the adventures they had at James Blunt‘s house during their travels.

Ed revealed “We got really hammered and took our shoes off and danced on his lawn and then jumped in the pool. And then the next day I was like, ‘That’s a cool story,’ so I put it in a song.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!