Ed Sheeran secretly got engaged to his long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn

20 January 2018, 18:08 | Updated: 31 January 2018, 17:04

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Ed Sheeran and his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn got engaged just before the end of 2017, the singer revealed in an Instagram post this afternoon.

Predictably his Instagram followers have gone wild about the news.

Sheeran and Seaborn have known each other since school, but only really got together in 2015. The two of them spent much of 2016 travelling the world together while Sheeran took a year off from music.

Seaborn has played hockey for England’s Under-21 team, helping them take a bronze medal in the European Championships.

She’s also worked as a consultant on Wall Street in New York, before the two of them decided the distance was too much and they embarked on their year abroad. Cherry has since moved into Ed’s flat in London and transferred her job there too.

Ed broke the news with the following comment: “Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx”