01 September 2020 18:43
Image copyright Getty/Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn have announced the birth of their first child - a daughter named Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. The singer said the couple were on "cloud nine" after their daughter's arrival last week. Sheeran returned to Instagram for the first time since December to share the news and thank the "amazing delivery team". He added: "We are completely in love with her." "Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you," Sheeran said in his first Instagram post since December 2019.
"Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter - Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. "We are completely in love with her. Lots of love and I'll see you when it's time to come back, Ed x" Follow us on Facebook, or on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts. If you have a story suggestion email [email protected] Send this page to someone via email Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn welcomed their baby daughter, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran, last week.
The singer, who announced he was taking another break from social media back in December, shared a rare Instagram message to announce the birth. Sheeran posted a pic of a tiny pair of socks and a blanket, alongside the caption: "Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you… Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter – Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. Both mom and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. READ MORE: Ed Sheeran donates $289,000 to his former school Sheeran and Seaborn tied the knot in 2018, but are known to keep their relationship private. Sheeran, who recently credited Seaborn for him now leading a much healthier lifestyle, started dating his childhood sweetheart, who he met in school, back in 2015. The couple announced their engagement in January 2018, before marrying in secret later that year at Sheeran's estate in Framlingham, U.K. 1:41 Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry join forces to raise awareness on World Mental Health Day Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry join forces to raise awareness on World Mental Health Day While there is much speculation on the baby name's genesis, some think it's a nod to Sheeran's favourite Philip Pullman book series, His Dark Materials: one of the main character's first names is Lyra. Story continues below advertisement As for the "Antarctica" part, it's anybody's guess, but one Sheeran fan pointed out on social media that the singer was in Antarctica nine months ago. — With files from Global News' Chris Jancelewicz The couple have named their newborn daughter Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. (Getty Images) Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry Seaborn have welcomed their first child – a daughter named Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran who the couple are "completely in love with". The award winning singer shared the happy news on Instagram to his 31.3 million followers after taking a break from social media at the end of 2019. The star wrote, "Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you … Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter – Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. "We are completely in love with her. Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here. "We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Lots of love and I'll see you when it's time to come back, Ed x." "They were fireworks" The singer has always maintained a lot of privacy in his personal life and in his relationship with Seaborn. The couple met back in school but went their separate ways. After reconnecting they quickly became engaged in 2018. In 2019 he announced to his fans that they had married, but did not elaborate any further details about the wedding. However the world was given a rare peak into their relationship in his music video for Put It All On Me, which he released last year. The couple make their appearance near the end of the video, with a home video clip in which they are dancing and kissing in their kitchen. The video described their romance with the words "Back in high school, Ed & Cherry were crushing hard." Referencing the singer's hit song Castle on the Hill, named after Framlingham Castle near where the singer grew up, the video goes on to explain: "They made out at the castle on the hill / A few years ago they reconnected, there were fireworks / They married in January 2019." Why did Sheeran take a break from social media? In December 2019 the 29-year-old announced to his Instagram followers that he was taking a break from social media and work in order to "go out and see more of the world". Describing his life as "a bit non-stop since 2017" he had decided to "take a breather to travel write and read". In full, Sheeran wrote, "Hello all. Gonna go on another break again. The Divide era and tour changed my life in so many ways, but now it's all over it's time to go out and see some more of the world. "I've been a bit non stop since 2017 so I'm just gonna take a breather to travel, write and read. Il be off all social media until it's time to come back. "To my family and friends, see ya when I see ya – and to my fans, thank you for always being amazing, I promise to be back with some new music when the time is right and I've lived a little more to actually have something to write about. "Lots of love x."