Ed Sheeran is engaged to long-term girlfriend Cherry Seaborn

By Sophie Hamilton

Ed Sheeran and his long-term girlfriend Cherry Seaborn have a big year ahead of them! The singer announced their engagement on Instagram and his fans have gone crazy over the exciting news. The sweet post showed a photo of Ed giving Cherry a kiss on the cheek and the caption: "Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx." The star's post amassed a staggering 3,250,000 likes in just four hours.

Ed Sheeran and his fiancee Cherry Seaborn

Ed's followers were over the moon for him, with one telling the singer: "Congratulations Ed! I wish you the best and all the happiness." A second said: "Congrats!! You are both wonderful people and I wish you the best of luck in the adventure of marriage." A third fan wrote: "Awww! She's beautiful! Congratulations."

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There was a false alarm over Ed and Cherry's engagement last May. Reports circulated that the singer had proposed after Russell Crowe referred to Cherry as Ed's fiancée while on Australia's Fitzy & Wippa radio show. However, Ed confirmed that it was a misunderstanding and said that the Gladiator actor had later apologized for the remark.

Ed Sheeran announced his engagement to Cherry Seaborn on Instagram

Ed has been dating his former school friend Cherry since 2015, hinting early in 2017 that he was ready to settle down. Talking to Australian radio chat show hosts, Kyle and Jackie, he revealed that he would "love" to have a family with his girlfriend. Ed said: "Potentially, I would like some kids."

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The hit songwriter also spoke of his romance on BBC Radio 2, confessing: "I'm actually the happiest I've been and it's because I had a year to spend with someone. I've always started relationships then gone off on tour. I spent every day for a year with this certain person, we kind of have a strong relationship now which is good."

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