It looks like we’ll have another British wedding to get excited about soon! On Saturday singer Ed Sheeran shared on Instagram that he and his girlfriend of 3 years, Cherry Seaborn, are officially engaged.
“Got myself a fiancé just before new year,” the “”Perfect” singer wrote. “We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx.”
While the pair went to school together and have known of each other since they were 11, it wasn’t until a Fourth of July party at BFF Taylor Swift’s house that they became romantically involved.
Sheeran, 26, explained to PEOPLE how he rekindled a relationship with the risk advisory consultant, 24.
“She worked on Wall Street in New York, and I had like six shows [around New York in 2015],” said Sheeran. “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 singer has credited Seaborn for helping set him back on course after dealing with substance abuse problems and a bike accident that forced him to cancel several shows.
“All the pitfalls that people read about, I just found myself slipping into all of them … mostly substance abuse,” he said on the Jonathan Ross Show last year. “I didn’t really notice it was happening. It just started gradually happening, and then some people took me to one side and were like, ‘Calm yourself down’… It’s all fun to begin with, it all starts off as a party and then you’re doing it on your own and it’s not, so that was a wake-up call and taking a year off.”
Moving in with Seaborn was the change the singer apparently needed.
“I think that was a real help grounding me,” he said. “I was a 25 year old in the music industry on tour so I just needed someone to balance me out…I’m really secure now, we live together and we have cats, and I think when you have cats that’s kind of it.”
The lyrics to Sheeran’s song “Perfect,”which is said to be about Seaborn, may also reveal just how long Sheeran has been in love with his former classmate.
‘We were just kids when we fell in love / Not knowing what it was / I will not give you up this time’.
A big congrats to the adorably “PERFECT” couple!