Ed Sheeran engaged to childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn

On Saturday morning, Grammy-winning singer Ed Sheeran announced his engagement to his school friend and long time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn with a an adorable picture. He shared a picture with his childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn on his Instagram page, informing that he got engaged right before New Year. Sheeran captioned the photograph, “Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well.”

Ed Sheeran, who visited India last year had revealed how Cherry Seaborn inspired his chartbuster song ‘Perfect’. Sheeran and Seaborn were school friends. The duo attended school in Suffolk, England. They reunited years later and officially started dating in 2015.

Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn's relationship came forefront first time in 2016. Later, in an interview, the ace singer confirmed about dating Seaborn.

In an interview with PEOPLE in March, Ed Sheeran opened up about his lady-love and said, “I’ve known Cherry since I was 11. 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’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.”

The 26-year-old singer might have won multiple Grammy Awards, and even has an MBE to his name, but Seaborn is no less than a celebrity.

The 25-year-old is a popular hockey star, and was a part of the team of England under-21 players who won a bronze medal at the 2012 European Championships, the BBC has revealed.

Congratulations to Ed and Cherry!