Ed Sheeran Announces Engagement To Cherry Seaborn
Ed Sheeran has just announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn on Instagram.
He shared the happy news on the social media sharing site with a loved-up snap, captioning the photo: "Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx."
Getting married at the end of 2017 must've been the cherry (GEDDIT?) on top of an already pretty strong year for the 'Shape Of You' singer.
'Perfect', his song featuring Beyoncé, topped the Official Single Chart towards the end of December, meaning he managed to bag himself the coveted Christmas number one spot.
The 26-year-old faced competition from X Factor winners Rak-Su and singer Rita Ora, as well as Wham's 'Last Christmas', which has shockingly never been Christmas number one, but said he was 'very proud' to be named the festive chart-topper.
He told officialcharts.com: "Thank you very much for making Perfect Christmas Number One. This is an actual dream come true and I'm very proud and happy. Thank you so much and have a very Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a Happy New Year."
He also didn't do badly with latest album, Divide - selling 432,000 copies in a mere three days, and managing to outsell the entire UK Top 200. Twice over.
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It's good to hear he's doing well, as it wasn't long ago that Sheeran had to take time out after falling into the 'pitfalls' that most young stars find themselves in.
Appearing on The Jonathan Ross Show he said: "I just found myself slipping into all of them. Mostly, like, substance abuse.
"I'd never touched anything. I started slipping into it, and that's why I took a year off and buggered off.
"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."
But luckily the singer was able to pull it back - crediting both his work ethic and his girlfriend for helping him get out of the habit:
"I focused on work, and I can't work under the influence, I can't write songs under the influence, I can't perform under the influence - so the more I worked the less [that happened].
"We live together now, and I think that was a real help grounding me. I was a 25-year-old in the music industry on tour so I just needed someone to balance me out."
D'aww. Congrats, guys!
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