Ed Sheeran announces engagement to longtime girlfriend, says he's 'very happy and in love'

The singer announced is engagement to longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.

ByJOI-MARIE MCKENZIE
January 20, 2018, 10:15 AM

— -- It looks like Ed Sheehan was busy ahead of the New Year.

The singer revealed Saturday that he got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn.

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

Sheeran, 26, and Seaborn, a 25-year-old hockey star, initially met in school. Still, they only started dating back in 2005, according to the BBC.

The "Shape of You" singer told Zane Lowe on Beats 1 back in January 2017 that he had finally fallen in love the right way.

PHOTO: Ed Sheeran speaks onstage at Billboard Women in Music 2017 at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center, Nov. 30, 2017 in Hollywood, Calif.
Ed Sheeran speaks onstage at Billboard Women in Music 2017 at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center, Nov. 30, 2017 in Hollywood, Calif.
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"This has been the first time I've ever actually had the time to fall in love properly," he explained. "I've always [gotten] into relationships very passionately -- I'm a redhead and also Irish."

Sheeran also said he's ready to start a family.

"I'm ready, let's go -- tour bus babies, little fat, chubby babies that just walk around," he said.

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