Ed Sheeran and longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn are engaged, with the “Shape of You” singer/songwriter announcing the happy news on social media.
“Got myself a fiancee just before new year,” writes Sheeran, 26, in an Instagram post, accompanying a photo of himself embracing his 25-year-old bride-to-be, with Sheeran holding something shiny between his fingers — an engagement ring, perhaps?
“We are very happy and in love,” adds Sheeran, “and our cats are chuffed as well.”
Sheeran and Seaborn have known each other since they were schoolmates, but lost touch when Cherry left the U.K. to attend university in America.
However, the two rekindled their romance in 2015, with Taylor Swift throwing the couple a sweet anniversary party the following year.
“We went to high school together, she’s really cool,” Sheeran said of Seaborn during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres in December. “We live together, we have cats, they’re really cool. We just got a Christmas tree and put that up.”
Sheeran also gushed about Seaborn in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1.
“This has been the first time I’ve ever actually had the time to fall in love properly,” he explained. “I’ve always got into relationships very passionately — I’m a redhead and also Irish.”
He also told Lowe that he doesn’t see himself waiting too long to start a family: “I’m ready, let’s go — tour bus babies, little fat, chubby babies that just walk around,” added Sheeran.