Last night Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry Seaborn, announced the birth of their first child baby girl, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. Sheeran shared the exciting news on Instagram, saying that him and Seaborn are "completely in love" and "on cloud nine" with their new daughter.
The announcement is Sheeran's first post since December 2019, when he stated he would be taking a break from social media and touring to "travel, write and read" after keeping busy with promoting his album, Divide, since 2017. Well, it turns out Sheeran did much more than write and read!
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Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you... Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter - Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. We are completely in love with her. Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Lots of love and I’ll see you when it’s time to come back, Ed x
The birth of their first child is the latest milestone in the couple's long love story. Sheeran and Seaborn first met in high school in Suffolk where the pair developed a crush on one another. They reconnected in the summer of 2015 and got engaged two years later in December 2017.
The couple has kept much of their relationship private, including their wedding in January 2019, but appeared in their first music video together for Sheeran's single "Put It All on Me" in 2019. The video showed the couple playfully dancing in their kitchen as captioning at the bottom of the video told the pair's love story, saying that "a few years ago they reconnected, there were fireworks."
We're excited for the new parents and their daughter. We can't wait to see a picture and find out just how strong Ed's redhead genes are!