Who is Ed Sheeran's wife Cherry Seaborn?

28 February 2019, 09:42 | Updated: 28 February 2019, 09:55

Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn
Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

Ed Sheeran has reportedly married his longtime partner Cherry Seaborn after several years of dating.

The singer-songwriter is said to have married Cherry in a secret and intimate ceremony at his home just before Christmas.

But how did they meet and what does she do for a career? Here are all the important facts:

  1. Who is Cherry Seaborn?

    After graduating from Duke University, Cherry is said to have worked on Wall Street in New York.

    According to The Sun, it was "rumoured that she worked as an Advisory Consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLP."

    Cherry is also a keen hockey player, and based her decision to attend Duke on their reputation as a great place for the sport.

    On the university's website, Cherry said: "Ever since I was in high school I've always wanted to study in the United States.

    "I looked into different schools that were good academically and also at hockey, and Duke was one that really jumped out at me. I made my decision purely based on recommendations.

    "Duke has such a good name in England, and there were a lot of people who told me to go there. There were also some English girls [at Duke], so I talked to them too."

    Cherry led her hockey team to the finals of the British University Championships two years in a row in 2012 and 2013.

    She was also selected to play for England’s Under 18 national team, where she earned bronze and silver medals.

    According to her LinkedIn page, she is currently a Technology & Digital Risk Manager, Risk Advisory, at Deloitte. On their official site, Deloitte says it is a company with "more than 225,000 people in 150 countries, providing audit, tax, legal, financial advisory, enterprise risk, and consulting services."

  2. How did she meet Ed Sheeran?

    Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn were childhood friends, and both went to Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk.

    While Ed had a crush on Cherry at the time, she left to go to university in America, making a romance between them rather complicated.

    However, they rekindled their romance in 2015, and she moved back to the UK to be with him in December 2016.

  3. Which songs are about her?

    Pretty much all the love songs on Ed's album ÷ are about Cherry, particularly the song 'Perfect'.

    The Story of... 'Perfect'

    Speaking to US Weekly he said: "The line that goes, ‘Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song’ was about when we were in Ibiza listening to Future’s 'March Madness' literally not wearing any shoes and going mental on the lawn, which was quite a nice time.

    "I didn’t see her first reaction to the song because she lived in New York at the time. So I just emailed it to her, but she did really like it.”

  4. When did they get married?

    Ed married Cherry in a top secret ceremony just before Christmas 2018.

    The private wedding was reportedly held at Ed's country estate, but none of Ed's celebrity friends were in attendance, with the guest-list limited to old school friends, close family and a priest.

    Insiders close to the pair revealed that Ed and Cherry had a 'no fuss' winter wedding. "There were only 40 people – so no Taylor Swift , record company executives or any royals or popstar pals.

    "He wanted no fuss and he wanted it to be something entirely for them – just a tiny winter wedding," the insider told The Sun.

    |Neither of them were that fussed about making a big deal about it. Cherry just wanted to get it out of the way without any problems or intrusions."

    The private pair also kept their engagement a secret, when Ed popped the question to his hockey player girlfriend back in December 2017.

Last Played Songs