Who Is Ed Sheeran’s Wife Cherry Seaborn and How Did They Meet?

Cherry Seaborn is the wife of Ed Sheeran, the multi-award-winning English singer and songwriter. Cherry and Ed Sheeran officially started dating in 2015 before making things official four years later in February 2019.

Ed and Cherry, who is a former college hockey player at Duke University, were childhood friends who both attended Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk, before Cherry left for college in the United States. Ed always had a crush on her, so despite the distance that they had between them, he made sure to keep in touch.

Early Life And Career Achievements

Cherry Seaborn was born on the 6th day of May 1992, in Suffolk, UK. She is the daughter of Matthew Seaborn and Ann Lancaster and other than her brother Charlie who plays rugby at Durham University, no other member of her extended family is known. Besides Cherry and her brother, their father was also an active sportsman in his youth. He played cricket and soccer at Oxford Polytechnic.

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Seaborn was highly athletic as a child and would engage in a number of sporting activities including field hockey at which she excelled, establishing herself as a star on the rink. Her outstanding talent paved way for her to compete 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.

The hockey star attended Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk, the same school Ed Sheeran also attended. After high school, she enrolled at Durham University in the UK where she studied molecular biology and graduated in 2013 before moving to North Carolina 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 the institution. 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 Deloitte accounting firm.

Cherry Seaborn At A Glance

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How Her Relationship With Ed Sheeran Began

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Prior to her relationship with Ed, Cherry Seaborn was not really known by a lot of people and being a very private person, she has kept a lot of information about herself, including her previous relationships away from the public. Sheeran, on the other hand, had been in a number of relationships that were public. He dated Nina Nesbitt, a Scottish singer-songwriter, in 2012 and two years later, he got involved with chef Jamie Oliver’s staff named Athina Andrelos. However, they parted ways in February 2015, creating room for Cherry to take place in Ed’s life.

The Thinking Out Loud star first met Cherry Seaborn at 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 pursue a career in music, and she left to attend college in the US, the chances of a romance between the two became a bit impossible.

However, years later, they met again and this was how it happened. In 2015, while Seaborn was still working in New York, Ed had some shows in the city and that was when they reconnected. Later on, Sheeran invited her for Taylor Swift’s Independence day bash on July 4th of the same year, 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.

Did Sheeran And Seaborn Have A Secret Wedding?

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 precisely, 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. He further confirmed this in the song Remember the Name in July 2019.

Although Sheeran has never been shy about discussing his relationship with Cherry Seaborn, the pair has effectively kept the flow between them low-key. The beautiful lady keeps her social media profiles set to private and rarely appears in Sheeran’s social media posts.

Ijeoma Ogbozor
Ijeoma Ogbozor
Ijeoma is a content writer by day and a creative cook at night. An Adventure and music enthusiast who is curious about everything, She enjoys reading and pays attention to details. You can find her in her downtime fantasizing about her trip into the ocean, space or neverland.


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