Ed Sheeran is one of the most successful and popular singers in the world, but he is also a devoted husband and father. His wife, Cherry Seaborn, is the inspiration behind many of his hit songs, such as “Perfect” and “Shape of You”. But who is Cherry Seaborn, and how did she capture the heart of the superstar? Here is everything you need to know about Ed Sheeran’s wife, from her childhood to her career, and from her battle with cancer to her family life.
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Cherry Seaborn was born on May 6, 1992, in Suffolk, England. She grew up in the same town as Ed Sheeran, and they attended Thomas Mills High School together. They were friends, but not romantically involved, as Sheeran later revealed in an interview. “I’ve known Cherry since I was 11,” he said. “She worked on Wall Street in New York, and I had like six shows [around New York in 2015]. It was around then, and we reconnected. I went on tour again, and then I went to Taylor [Swift]’s 4th of July party. I was texting [Seaborn], and she was like, ‘I’m in Rhode Island at a 4th of July party,’ and I was like, ‘So am I.’ I kinda said to Taylor, ‘Can I invite one of my old schoolmates?’ The rest is history.”
Cherry Seaborn is not only beautiful, but also very smart. She graduated from Durham University in the United Kingdom with a degree in molecular biology. She then moved to the United States to pursue her master’s degree in management studies at Duke University in North Carolina. She was also a talented hockey player, and played for both Durham and Duke teams. She even won a bronze medal at the 2012 European Championships in Amsterdam as part of the England Under-21 team.
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After finishing her studies, Cherry Seaborn landed a job as a risk advisory consultant at Deloitte, one of the Big Four accounting firms. She worked on Wall Street in New York for a few years, before moving back to England with Ed Sheeran in 2017. She later quit her job to focus on her health and family, as she was diagnosed with cancer in 2020.
In May 2020, Cherry Seaborn received the devastating news that she had breast cancer. She underwent chemotherapy and surgery, and bravely fought the disease with the support of her husband and loved ones. She spoke publicly about her health for the first time in Sheeran’s Disney+ docuseries, Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All, which premiered in May 2023. “It was a very tough time, but I’m grateful that I had Ed by my side. He was amazing, he took care of me, he wrote songs for me, he made me laugh. He was my rock,” she said. She also revealed that she was pregnant with their second child during her treatment, and that it gave her hope and strength. “It was a miracle, really. We didn’t plan it, but it was the best surprise ever. It made me want to fight even harder, for myself and for our baby,” she said.
Cherry Seaborn and Ed Sheeran are the proud parents of two adorable daughters, Lyra and Jupiter. Lyra was born in August 2020, and Jupiter was born in May 2022. The couple announced their births on Instagram, with Sheeran writing, “We are completely in love with them. Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here.” The family lives in a sprawling estate in Suffolk, where they enjoy a quiet and private life away from the media. Sheeran has said that becoming a father has changed his perspective on life and music. “It’s the best thing that ever happened to me. I love being a dad, it’s so much fun. It also makes me appreciate what I do more, and makes me want to work harder for them,” he said.
Cherry Seaborn is not only Ed Sheeran’s wife and partner, but also his muse and collaborator. She has inspired many of his songs, such as “Perfect”, which he wrote after they got engaged, and “Shape of You”, which he wrote after they started dating. She also helped him with his latest album, – (aka Minus), which features his hit song “Eyes Closed”. Sheeran has said that she is his biggest fan and critic, and that he values her opinion more than anyone else’s. “She’s always honest with me, she tells me what she likes and what she doesn’t. She also has a great ear for music, and she sometimes gives me ideas or suggestions. She’s very creative and talented,” he said.
Cherry Seaborn and Ed Sheeran got married in January 2019, in a secret ceremony with only 40 guests. They did not announce their wedding until July 2019, when Sheeran confirmed it in an interview with Charlamagne Tha God. He also revealed how he proposed to her in December 2017, during a trip to Japan. “We were in Tokyo, and I had this ring in my pocket for a while. I was planning to do it on New Year’s Eve, but I couldn’t wait. So I just took her to this really cool garden, and I got down on one knee. And she just looked at me and said, ‘F— off.’ She thought I was joking. But then she realized I was serious, and she said yes,” he said.
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