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After much speculation, it’s finally official: Ed Sheeran’s secret wedding has happened!

2019-02-28 18:12
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Cape Town - It was such a top-secret affair that not even the 28-year-old pop sensation’s A-lister buddies – including Taylor Swift, Rita Ora and John Mayer – were invited to the nuptials.

The intimate ceremony is said to have taken place in December, with only 40 guests in attendance at St Andrew’s church in Wingfield, Suffolk, and was followed by a small celebration in the local pub, The Mirror reports.

In August last year Ed had already made it clear to ET Online that he wasn’t interested in a large-scale wedding. “I don’t like large groups of people at the best of times, so I never wanted a wedding that was lots of people,” he said at the time, prompting speculation that he’d already got hitched in secret.

And even before that, many fans of the quirky star were convinced Cherry Seaborn (26) was already Mrs Sheeran, after Ed was spotted in public wearing a ring on the appropriate finger.

But Ed was quick to set everyone straight by saying, “I never saw why men didn’t wear engagement rings. It’s the same commitment either way. Cherry made it for me herself out of silver clay. I really like it.”

The two got engaged in December 2017, with Ed sharing the news with fans on Instagram: “Got myself a fiancée just before New Year. We’re very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well.”

The couple have known each other since childhood. Ed was 11 years old when he met Cherry at school. But when he later decided to forgo school in order to pursue a musical career, they parted ways.

While Ed shot to stardom, Cherry went off to study molecular biology in America. She’s now a senior consultant for a multinational company.

Apart from brains, Cherry’s quite the sportswoman too, having been selected for the U18 English hockey team for two seasons.

Ed and Cherry were first romantically linked in 2015 when they showed up in New York at a baseball game – reportedly Ed’s first – between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Then there was a party in Las Vegas with Scottish DJ Calvin Harris.

Cherry had been the one to encourage Ed to take a year-long sabbatical from the music industry in 2016. They spent every day together and travelled the world while their love blossomed.

In 2017, when asked on if Cherry is “the one”, Ed’s answer was clear and simple: “Yeah, undoubtedly. Undoubtedly.”

The massive 2017 hit Perfect was the first song he wrote his now wife.

Of course, Ed’s South African fans can hardly wait for his shows here! He’ll be performing in Johannesburg (23 March) and Cape Town (27 and 28 March).


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