Ed Sheeran is officially off the market! The singer announced via Instagram that he and his girlfriend of the past couple years are now engaged to be married. But we already knew that Seaborn had stolen Sheeran’s heart—the song “Perfect” was inspired by his love for her, after all. Swoon!
To make it social media-official, the singer posted a candid photo of the couple with the caption, “Got myself a fiancée just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx.”
The pair (along with their two cats) have been living together for some time, and Sheeran’s been open about how big of a role their cats play in their relationship. “I’m really secure now, we live together and we have cats, and I think when you have cats that’s kind of it,” he reportedly said in an interview with Radio 2. Because whenever you bring pets into the equation, things get serious. But that’s nothing these two can’t handle.
Despite not coupling up until 2014, the pair have actually known each other since high school. They attended school together in Suffolk, but it wasn’t until they reconnected at one of Taylor Swift’s notorious Fourth of July parties that they became romantically involved. But despite this storybook-style tale, that doesn’t mean their relationship hasn’t had some difficult times. It was Seaborn who was there for Sheeran after his bicycle accident, and while he took a year off from his career.
“We live together now, and I think that was a real help grounding me,” Sheeran reportedly said in an interview on “The Jonathan Ross Show.” ” I was a 25-year-old in the music industry on tour so I just needed someone to balance me out.”
Seems like he and Seaborn have struck the perfect balance. Congratulations to the happy couple!