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Who is Ed Sheeran's wife? All you need to know about Cherry Seaborn

The Bad Habits singer married Cherry in 2019


Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry© Getty
Hannah Watkin
Content Writer
Updated: March 1, 2024
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Ed Sheeran's music is known worldwide, but the pop-folk singer-songwriter chooses to keep his personal life far more private.

With that being said, as someone who draws from his own life to inspire his music, The A Team artist has sometimes opened up about how his wife Cherry Seaborn has inspired his work. 

Ed and Cherry sat at a table, smiling at the camera, he has his arm around her shoulder© Getty Images
Ed with Cherry at the 2022 BRIT Awards

For example, in March 2023, Ed announced his album subtract would heavily draw from the difficult period of time when his wife was diagnosed with cancer while pregnant with their second child.

But just who is Cherry Seaborn, the woman who the 33-year-old guitarist married in 2019? Join HELLO! as we explore all there is to know about Ed Sheeran's partner.

Who is Ed Sheeran's wife, Cherry Seaborn?

Ed Sheeran's wife is consultant and sustainability advocate Cherry Seaborn. A fellow Suffolk native, the couple are childhood sweethearts of a kind, having been close friends since they were children attending same school, Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham.

READ: Ed Sheeran makes rare comment about wife Cherry after BRITs success

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However, while the pair have known each other well since they were 11-years-old, they only began dating in 2015. Ed and Cherry got engaged in 2018, and then got married in a very secretive ceremony a year later. 

Rumors that the Lego House singer – who wrote his 2017 hit 'Perfect' about his then-girlfriend – was already secretly married Cherry existed prior to the date of their actual marriage. This was because some fans believed the couple had already tied the knot owing to Ed being seen wearing a ring in mid-2018. 

WATCH: Ed Sheeran discusses his rumored wedding ring in 2018

What does Cherry Seaborn do for a living?

According to her LinkedIn page, Cherry Seaborn Sheeran works as a manager at the consultancy corporation Deloitte UK. She previously worked as a senior risk advisory consultant at the company from 2016 to 2018.

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In 2021, the 31-year-old successfully completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Business at the University of Cambridge. She had previously studied in Durham, UK, and did a master's degree at Duke University's Furqa School of Business in Durham, North Carolina.

Ed and Cherry lying down next to each other in the sun© Ed Sheeran on Instagram
Ed posted this photo for Cherry's 30th birthday

In her spare time, Cherry is an avid hockey player. Ed has sometimes been seen pitch-side supporting his wife as she plays the sport which she used to compete in internationally as a part of England's U18s and U21s teams.

What is Ed Sheeran's wife's health issue?

While announcing the release of his fifth album, Subtract, on March 1, Ed also revealed that his wife Cherry was diagnosed with a tumour while she was pregnant with their second child, Jupiter.

In an Instagram post, Ed detailed how he had scrapped the album he was working on to rewrite it in a week due to various devastating life events. "Within the space of a month, my pregnant wife got told she had a tumour, with no route to treatment until after the birth," he explained.

Ed and Cherry looking at eachother lovingly, photographed near a football pitch© Ed Sheeran on Instagram
Ed and Cherry together in 2019

He continued: "My best friend Jamal, a brother to me, died suddenly. I was spiralling through fear, depression and anxiety. I felt like I was drowning, head below the surface, looking up but not being able to break through for air.

MORE: Everything we know about Ed Sheeran's children with wife Cherry Seaborn

"For the first time, I'm not trying to craft an album people will like, I’m merely putting something out that’s honest and true to where I am in my adult life," he finished. Ed's album announcement didn't give any more details on Cherry's current condition, and he has yet to make another public statement on the subject of her health.

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Seeing as the pair welcomed their second child in May 2022, here's hoping Cherry has now been able to undergo the treatment needed for a full recovery from her tumour.

READ: Ed Sheeran caught Covid seven times amid wife Cherry's tumour battle

Does Ed Sheeran live with his wife?

Yes, Ed and Cherry live together in their £3.7million ($4.6million) estate in Suffolk along with their two children: ten-months-old Jupiter, and Lyra Antarctica, two. The couple moved to their home, nicknamed Sheeranville, after they started dating in 2015. 

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The 'Thinking Out Loud' star owns several houses on the Suffolk site, including a modern detached farmhouse, complete with a billiards room and recording studio, a 16th-century Grade II-listed farmhouse, a four-bedroom home in front of the farmhouse, and another bungalow – all of which he has purchased over the past eight years.

INSIDE: Ed Sheeran's ultra-rare look inside £3.7million estate that resembles a mini village

He and Cherry also own a lake on the site, and a pub: The Lancaster Lock.

Marital rumours

In 2023, Ed sparked concerns when he hinted at marital issues on his seventh album, Autumn Variations, released in September. 

On the track Punchline, Ed appeared to recall how their romance hit a rocky patch, with the lyrics hinting that they "may have called time on their relationship".

"I can't help but be destructive right now. It's been weeks since I saw your outline," the lyrics read. "In my room is a silence so loud. This is what losing hope might sound like."

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The song continued: "I can't help it but I love you so. I can’t take this letting go. I still feel like we could work it out or something. All I am is only flesh and bone. Why’s your heart so freezing cold?"

However, a short while later, Ed rubbished the rumours by sharing an Instagram of the couple during a dinner date.

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