On Saturday, Ed Sheeran surprised fans by announcing his engagement to his longtime girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn. The "Shape of You" singer reportedly met Cherry in high school and has been dating her since September 2015. While Ed has opened up about their sweet romance over the years — he even discussed wanting "little fat, chubby babies" — the two have remained low-key for the most part. With their impending nuptials on the way, keep reading to find out everything you need to know about Ed's new fiancée.
- She's 25 years old. According to her biography on Duke University website, Cherry was born on May 6, 1992. The UK native moved to the United States to attend the North Carolina-based university due to its notable hockey team.
- She met Ed Sheeran in secondary school. The couple first crossed passed at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk. Cherry was a hockey player at the school, and Ed reportedly had a crush on her.
- She quit her job to fall in love. In 2017, Ed revealed that he took a break from music in 2016 to pursue his relationship with Cherry, and she did the same for him. "We were just basically like, let's quit our jobs and have a year of forming a tight bond," he shared, adding, "So we went travelling and spent every day for a year together."