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23 January 2018, 12:13
Ed Sheeran might be topping charts all around the world, however his relationship with Cherry Seaborn is still No.1 in his eyes.
Ed Sheeran's 2017 comeback album 'Divide' was a soaring success and his records have pretty much been ruling the world ever since. Now those songs written about his 25 year old girlfriend Cherry Seaborn have even more meaning though as the pair are engaged.
After going to school together in Suffolk, the couple reunited many years later and fell for each other, but there's so much more to their perfect love story.
Cherry was born on 6th May 1992 in Suffolk and attended Thomas Mills High School, the same secondary school as Ed, however she was in the year below him.
According to stories around the couple, Ed had a crush on Cherry at school but it wasn't until many years later when they reconnected and became the couple we know and love today.
Cherry was a talented hockey player at school and even represented England at Under 21 level before undertaking a degree in Molecular Biology.
She currently works as a Senior Consultant in Risk Advisory at accounting firm Deloitte.
Whilst Cherry is a slightly unusual name (we can't think of many people who are called that tbh), it is actually Cherry Seaborn's real name. People on Twitter aren't 100% convinced that's the truth, but we can promise you that it is.
Cherry Seaborn? That's not a real name, surely!?— George (@GeorgeOnToast) July 7, 2016
Ed contacted some old friends, including Cherry, after he broke up with then girlfriend Athina Andrelos when he was out in America during 2015 and that happened to be where Cherry was studying. The pair were soon seen out on dates and built their relationship from there.
Chatting to Apple Music's Zane Lowe, Ed revealed, "This has been the first time I've ever actually had the time to fall in love properly."
He added, "I've always got into relationships that are very passionate - I'm a redhead and also Irish. But then I will get in a relationship and go on tour for 18 months and everything will f**k up".
"I’m ready, let’s go — tour bus babies, little fat, chubby babies that just walk around."
The couple haven't yet revealed exactly when they plan on getting married, but it's thought that Ed wants it to be a laid back affair, rather than a big star studded ceremony.
We're sure Ed's BFF Taylor Swift will be invited to the ceremony and Ed has plenty more celeb friends who could potentially expect an invite, so we'll keep you posted.
'Perfect' - Taken from Ed's recent album 'Divide', he revealed that it was directly inspired by Cherry. According to the man himself, it was the first song he wrote for the album and has a very special story behind it.
Speaking to Us Weekly, Ed explained, "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."
'How Would You Feel (Paean)' - Ed has yet to confirm that he was inspired to write this song for Cherry, but fans have been convinced ever since the album was released that his GF was the inspiration behind it.
With lyrics like "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", it kinda makes sense.
So you should be all set to whack out all the facts when your mates are asking questions about Ed's upcoming wedding.
Now all we need is an invite to the big day!
Whilst you're here, check out what happened when Ed joined us in the studio recently...