Ed Sheeran met Cherry Seaborn at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, a town in Suffolk, England when he was just 11 years old.
The two became friends but went their separate ways after Sheeran dropped out to pursue a career in the music industry, while Seaborn continued with full-time education and went on to study molecular biology at Duke University in the US.
After reconnecting in 2015, Sheeran announced his engagement to Seaborn on January 20, 2018 by sharing a sweet snap of the pair to his Instagram account with the caption, 'Got myself a fiance just before the new year'.
The pair sparked speculation that they had already married after Ed was photographed wearing a ring on his wedding finger at a gig on February 19, 2018.
In an August 2018 interview, Sheeran seemed to confirm he had married Seaborn in a secret wedding ceremony away from the prying eyes of the media and public.
When asked how he managed to plan the event privately, Sheeran replied: 'I never do anything too public anyway'.
Speaking to PEOPLE magazine in 2017, Sheeran said he believes the meaning of life is to start a family, although he doesn’t plan on doing so any time soon because he doesn’t want to raise children while on the road touring.
Who did Ed Sheeran date before Cherry Seaborn?
But before realising his childhood sweetheart was in fact the one after all, Sheeran racked up quite a colourful dating history with some of Hollywood’s most prolific singers and models.
He is reputed to have dated a number industry leading ladies including Nicole Scherzinger, Hungarian Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin, Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt and perhaps most infamously British songstress Ellie Goulding who is widely believed to have cheated on him with One Direction’s Niall Horan.
Sheeran also enjoyed a year long relationship with events and tour manager Athina Andrelos, a romance which he confirmed was the inspiration for his hit 'Thinking Out Loud'.
Rumours swirled for years that industry collaborators Sheeran and Taylor Swift were more than friends, but Sheeran and Seaborn actually rekindled their teenage romance after spending US Independence Day together at Swift’s annual 4th of July party.
New Idea looked into everything there is to know about Ed Sheeran’s former girlfriend, now wife, Cherry Seaborn.
11. She helped Ed shed some serious stone
In January 2017, Sheeran revealed to Radio 1’s Total Access show that Seaborn had helped him to lose over three and a half stone by putting him on a rigorous exercise regime and diet plan.
10. She has a pretty prestigious job
After graduation, Seaborn went down a different professional path and now works as a senior risk advisory consultant at global accounting firm Deloitte.
9. She’s a savage on the sports field
Cherry Seaborn is a seriously skilled hockey player.
She was selected to play on the England under 18's national team, where she bagged silver and bronze medals along with her team.
Before she was Ed Sheeran's partner, Seaborn also captained the ladies hockey team at her alma mater, Duke University, for two consecutive seasons.
8. She spent every day with Ed for a whole year
Sheeran famously took a twelve month hiatus from the music industry in 2016, after garnering critical acclaim for his 2014 album x.
At the time, he told Zane Lowe of the BBC the pair decided to take some well deserved time off to bond: 'We went travelling and spent every day for a year together.'
7. She loves cats
In 2017, Sheeran revealed to BBC Radio 2 that he and Seaborn were living together with their cats and remarked: 'I think when you have cats that’s kind of it.'
The duo have two fabulous felines, Dorito and Calippo.
6. She moved across oceans for love
Seaborn was working at Deloitte's New York City office but moved back to London to be with Sheeran.
5. The smash hit Perfect was written about her
To the envy of practically every girl on earth, Sheeran's stunningly romantic hit Perfect was inspired by none other than Seaborn.
He wrote the chart topper about a holiday they took to Ibiza together where they partied at James Blunt's house, dancing barefoot in the grass and jumping in swimming pools.
4. She's a Taurus
Seaborn was born on May 6, 1992 making her 26 years of age and a Taurus in the zodiac.
According to multiple horoscope charts, her sign means she is a natural diplomat who craves independence and is easily trusted.
3. She counts T-Swift as one of her gal pals
Sheeran told PEOPLE magazine his long time friend Taylor Swift and Seaborn hang out quite a bit without him, where he assumes they have 'gal chats' about their shared love of cats.
In a behind-the-scenes clip from the filming of her song End Game, Taylor said of Seaborn: 'Ugh, she is so cool.'
2. She helped Sheeran overcome addiction
In October 2017, Sheeran admitted to have struggled with substance abuse on The Jonathan Ross Show.
He credited Seaborn with balancing him out in the same interview.
1. She’s as creative as she is beautiful
Seaborn made Sheeran a commitment ring out of silver clay, because the pair don’t understand why men aren’t expected to wear engagement rings like women are.
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