Last month, pop superstar Ed Sheeran announced his engagement to childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn in an Instagram post. He said he popped the question just before the new year after two years of dating and she said yes, with the full support of their cats obviously. Now it looks like just two months later the pair might have secretly tied the knot already as Sheeran was spotted at the BRIT Awards with a plain band around his ring finger.
Now we don't know for sure that it means they got married, Ed might just choose to wear an engagement ring as a commitment symbol or it might be a strange coincidence, but it sure does seem like the likeliest explanation is that the couple just had a private and intimate wedding in January/February and our invites just got lost in the post. Fans have taken to Twitter to share their devastation with the fact their shot with the musician might be well and truly over, and some have even been nice enough to offer congratulations and support for the happy couple. Sheeran and Seaborn met at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk, where Ed apparently had a huge crush on her that neither acted on at the time. Cherry is then said to have flown to America to get her degree at Duke University and the pair struggling to make things work long distance until she chose to move back officially to be closer to Ed.
Previously Sheeran was in a relationship with Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt (who was in his music video for "Drunk") in 2012. Nesbitt is the subject of Sheeran's songs "Nina" and "Photograph", while most of Nesbitt's album, Peroxide, is about Sheeran. Ed was also in a relationship with Athina Andrelos, who works for chef Jamie Oliver, and she's the inspiration for some of his biggest hits including "Thinking Out Loud", until they broke up in February 2015 and Ed started dating Cherry officially.