Cherry Seaborn came to our awareness after she started dating the British Singer, Ed Sheeran in 2015. Considering the things the love of her life has thus far accomplished in the music industry, it was no surprise that a lot of people were immediately interested in knowing practically everything about Cherry’s life. If you’re one of those, here is your treat! Detailed below are interesting facts about the woman that got the crooner’s heart.
Who Is Cherry Seaborn – Ed Sheeran’s Wife?
Cherry Seaborn was born on the 6th day of May 1992, in Suffolk, UK. She was highly athletic as a child and would engage in a number of sporting activities including field hockey at which she excelled. She attended Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk, the same school Sheeran also attended. After high school, Seaborn enrolled at the Durham University in the UK where she studied molecular biology and graduated in 2013 before moving to North Carolina, the United States for further studies.
In Durham, Cherry led her hockey team to two consecutive runner-up finishes in the Investec English Woman’s Hockey League North Conference. Moreover, she won the British University championship in 2012 and 2013 as part of the squad.
In the US, her school of choice became Duke University based on the recommendations she got about it. She explained that Duke has a good name in her home country and a lot of people suggested that she go there. However, another thing that got her settling in the university was their performances not only academically but also in hockey.
Cherry enrolled in the Master of Management Studies program at the school’s Fuqua School of Business as well as played field hockey. Later, she worked at Wall Street in New York City before moving back to the United Kingdom in 2016 to be closer to Sheeran. She now works as a senior consultant in risk advisory for the UK’s Deloitte accounting firm.
Things You Need To Know About Cherry
1. She Is a Hockey Star
While Sheeran is a music star, Seaborn holds her end in athletics; she is a hockey star. Cherry Seaborn has always been a star on the rink and has competed for her nation a number of times even before college. In 2009, she played for the Harleston Magpies Hockey Club and earned the Female Young Player of the Year recognition. The same year, she also played for England’s Under-18 national team winning a bronze medal at the 2009 European Championships and a silver medal at the 2010 Volvo 4 Nations Championship.
From 2011 to 2013, she was selected to the Under-21 national team and in 2012, she helped the team win the bronze medal at the European Championships in Holland.
2. Her Family
Other than her brother Charlie who plays rugby at Durham University, no other member of her extended family is known. Her parents are Matthew Seaborn and Ann Lancaster.
Hers is one athletic family. Besides Cherry and her brother, their father was also an active sportsman in his youth. Matthew played cricket and soccer at Oxford Polytechnic.
3. How She Met Ed Sheeran
The Thinking Out Loud star first met Cherry Seaborn at school, not high school but grade school. They were childhood friends and it is believed that Ed had always had a crush on her, but after he dropped out of school to follow music, and she left to attend college in the US, the chances of a romance between the two blossoming became a bit impossible. However, years later, they would meet again and the pair has become inseparable.
In 2015, while Seaborn was still working in New York, Ed had some shows in the city and that was when they reconnected. Then in Taylor Swift’s Independence day bash on July 4th of the same year, Sheeran invited her and the rest is history. The date became their anniversary with Ed even referencing it on his guest verse of Swift’s single End Game. Later in September, the two were seen together at a New York Mets game and partying in Vegas with DJ Calvin Harris.
Although Sheeran has never been shy about discussing his relationship, the pair has effectively kept the flow between them low-key. She keeps her social media profiles set to private and rarely appears in Sheeran’s social media posts.
4. Her Engagement and Marriage
Sometimes in 2016, the duo moved in together and became parents to two cats. Afterward, they took a year off their jobs after Cherry moved back to London to focus on growing their relationship. During that period, they went traveling to countries like Japan, New Zealand, and Ghana, spending every single day of the year together.
In January 2018, the Shape of You crooner revealed on Instagram that he got engaged to Seaborn in late 2017, stating that they were very much happy and in love. The following month, in February 2018, Sheeran sparked off marriage speculation after he was spotted with a ring on his finger during a performance. He laid the rumors to rest on the red carpet at the 2018 BRIT Awards, saying that he is not married. He went on to explain that the ring was only a commitment ring from Cherry Seaborn, which she made herself out of silver clay.
However, months later, in August, Sheeran seemed to give credence to the earlier rumors in an interview with Access. When he was asked about his wedding plans, he shrugged, held up his left hand, silently acknowledging the silver band on his ring finger and said that he never does anything too public anyway. Responding to the same question in an Entertainment Tonight interview, he replied that the nuptials might have already happened.
5. She Inspired Sheeran’s Hit Song, Perfect
After his hiatus, he returned with an incredible hit album ÷. Perfect remains one of the most remarkable songs in the album and it was inspired by Cherry Seaborn. It is said that Sheeran penned the song after a crazy night at James Blunt’s house in Ibiza.