Award-winning singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran has announced his full induction into fatherhood as he shares the news of his baby’s arrival.
The singer, 29, shared a sweet snap of a pair of socks belonging to his daughter to reveal the happy news.
He also revealed in the caption that his daughter had been named Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.
Ed wrote on Instagram: “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.”
Ed Sheeran, 29, and Cherry Seaborn, 28, were high school friends and classmates. They began dating in 2015 and announced their engagement in January 2018.
They married in secret late that year at his estate in Framlingham, watched by a handful of their closest friends and family.
Edward Christopher Sheeran MBE is an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor.
His early childhood home was on Birchcliffe Road in nearby Hebden Bridge.
His father was a curator at Cartwright Hall in Bradford and his mother worked at Manchester City Art Gallery.
In December 1995 he moved with his family from Hebden Bridge to Framlingham in Suffolk.
He has an older brother named Matthew, who works as a composer. Sheeran’s parents, John and Imogen, are from London.
His paternal grandparents are Irish, and Sheeran has stated that his father is from a “very large” Catholic family.
In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project.
After signing with Asylum Records, his debut album, + (pronounced “plus”), was released in September 2011 and topped the UK Albums Chart. It contained his first hit single “The A-Team”.
In 2012, Sheeran won the Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.