The singer got married to his childhood friend-turned girlfriend-turned fiancée Cherry Seaborn right before Christmas last year!
Ed Sheeran reportedly married his fiancée Cherry Seaborn in a very low-key wedding just before Christmas, according to The Sun. The 28-year-old Shape Of You singer married his childhood friend in an intimate gathering, with around 40 of his friends and family present. The news of his wedding comes a year after he announced on his Instagram that he's engaged to Cherry, whom he's known since school, but they only started dating in 2015. Their engagement was held in the month of December as well. He sparked rumors of his wedding after he was spotted wearing a ring on his left hand at a gig in February 2018.
A source said, "Ed got married a few days before Christmas. It was very quiet – just Ed's oldest school pals, limited family, and the priest. There were only 40 people – so no Taylor Swift, record company executives or any royals or pop star pals. He wanted no fuss and he wanted it to be something entirely for them – just a tiny winter wedding. Neither of them was that fussed about making a big deal about it. Cherry just wanted to get it out of the way without any problems or intrusions."
According to Daily Mail, the source also revealed that Ed and Cherry are planning a festival-style wedding for their celebrity friends in the summer, as they were not informed of the secret wedding. In August 2018, during an interview with Access Online, Ed Sheeran was forced to deny claims that he had married Cherry, even though he sported a new ring on his wedding finger. "What about the wedding details? Have you picked a date? Do you know where? Do you know when yet?" Sheeran was asked.
So, he didn't refuse to answer. Instead, he replied, “I never really do anything too public anyway.” At that time, Ed Sheeran's father John only sparked more interest in Sheeran and Cherry when he was asked about Ed Sheeran's statement. "I'm very sorry, I can't say anything. We try and keep as anonymous as possible for obvious reasons. I do apologize, but I just don't give interviews on anything like that," he'd said.
"I am not going to comment because we really do want to be as private as possible. I am sorry. I know you have got a job to do – but I haven't seen it. I am not really into all that stuff. Sorry about that," concluded Sheeran's father. The singer was spotted leaving BRIT Awards in February 2018, with a ring on his wedding finger, which is when the initial rumors of his marriage surfaced. He later clarified that the ring on his finger was an engagement ring Cherry had given him.
Also, Sheeran, during an interview with Daily Star, revealed he will quit music and singing when he becomes a dad. Ed had said, "My ambition is going to go to zero as soon as I have kids. I am going to be like, 'I do not really care anymore as I have another life to take care of.' It is totally understandable because you have children and your ambition shifts to be like, 'I want to be a good father'."
Sheeran already spoke about how he's losing his passion to perform. He said, "To be honest my ambition is dwindling a little bit because I have achieved far more than I thought I ever would. I do not know what to do next. I feel like when you play a stadium you cannot play any bigger than that because what do you do? Sell 15million albums? What do you do on your next album? My ambition next is a silly small ambition to write a country music song that goes to number one on country radio in America. I know that is not like playing Wembley Stadium, but for me, that is the next thing."
A biography about Ed Sheeran revealed that one of his earliest songs was written about the death of a close friend, according to RTE. The song We Are never really made it to any of the singer's albums, but it was written about the death of his friend Stuart Dines, who passed away while he was on a ski trip from school in 2006. The song is said to have played at Dines' funeral.
In the new book, author Sean Smith wrote: Ed had to come to terms with the death of someone he saw practically every day. He resolved to write a song about his feelings. He composed it, he said, ‘whilst I got round to actually accepting it’." Dines’ father Robert was quoted as saying: "Ed was very, very upset, like a lot of the children. Sheeran later referred to the track as "the song that actually got me a record deal. He is said to have performed the song at a bar when an executive from a record label was present.