Ed Sheeran Is ENGAGED To Long-Time Girlfriend Cherry Seaborn

Ed Sheeran has spent years writing and performing the "perfect" wedding songs and now, he can sing them at his own.

The 26-year-old revealed that he is engaged to his longtime love and childhood friend, 25-year-old Cherry Seaborn.

Ed revealed the exciting news via Instagram with a Polaroid photo of him sweetly kissing her, and in the caption announced that they got engaged right before New Year's.

He wrote, "Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx."

Ed and Cherry (25), who is a risk advisory consultant, reconnected in 2015 while Sheeran was in New York, where she worked, during his tour.

He then took her Taylor Swift's 4th of July party, and they have been together ever since. He explained to PEOPLE last year:

"She worked on Wall Street in New York, and I had like six shows [around New York in 2015]. 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."

Ed's hit song "Perfect" was inspired by Cherry. He told Us Weekly in March:

"'Perfect' was the first song that I wrote for the album, it was inspired by Cherry. The line that goes, ‘Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song’ was about when we were in Ibiza listening to Future’s 'March Madness' literally not wearing any shoes and going mental on the lawn, which was quite a nice time. I didn’t see her first reaction to the song because she lived in New York at the time. So I just emailed it to her but she did really like it."

Like Ed, we are really bloomin "chuffed" for the couple and cannot wait to see the pics from the wedding!!!

Congratulations Ed and Cherry!

with Nicole Mastrogiannis // iHeartRadioUS

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