Who is Ed Sheeran?
Ed Sheeran is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He is one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Some of his hit songs include “Perfect”, “Thinking out Loud”, and “Photograph” amongst others.
Ed Sheeran’s full name is Edward Christopher Sheeran. He was born on February 19, 1991, in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. He is 32 years old as of March 2023.
Ed Sheeran’s parents
Ed Sheeran was born to his parents – John Sheeran (father) and Imogen Sheeran (mother). His father is an English art curator while his mother is a culture publicist turned jewellery designer.
After their marriage, Ed Sheeran’s parents lived in Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom where Ed was born before moving to Framingham, Suffolk, United Kingdom in December 1995 where Ed attended preparatory school.
Ed Sheeran’s parents established the company “Sheeran Lock”, an independent art consultancy firm in 1990. Through their company, they organized art exhibitions, including the official 50th birthday exhibition of the Prince of Wales at Hampton Court Palace in 1998 and the United Nations Millennium Exhibition in New York amongst others. They also set up innovative art education communities for young people in less-developed communities in the United Kingdom.
About Ed Sheeran’s father- John Sheeran
John Sheeran is an English art curator, exhibition organizer, lecturer, editor, and publisher. He was born in 1957 in Northern Island, UK. He is 66 years old as of March 2023. He was born to Williams Sheeran (father), a Protestant originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Nancy Mulligan (mother) who is a native of the Republic of Ireland. According to reports, Ed Sheeran’s song “Nancy Mulligan” is based on the lives and love story of his paternal grandparents.
After completing his education, John Sheeran organized exhibitions, acquired and managed art collections, and delivered lectures on the subject. Despite being an accomplished professional in his field, he is now most recognized as the father of Ed Sheeran. He got married to Imogen Sheeran (Ed Sheeran’s mother) and they have two children together.
About Ed Sheeran’s mother- Imogen Sheeran
Imogen Sheeran (née Lock) is a culture publicist turned jewellery designer. She was born in 1960 and is 63 years old as of March 2023. Imogen graduated from the University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom where she obtained an MA degree in Art History.
She worked as a press officer at the National Portrait Gallery and later as a gallery services officer at Manchester City Art Galleries before establishing the independent art company “Sheeran Lock” with her husband. She got married to John Sheeran (Ed Sheeran’s father) and they have two children together.
Ed Sheeran’s siblings
Ed Sheeran is the youngest of two children. He has an older brother named Matthew Sheeran.
About Ed Sheeran’s siblings
a. Matthew ‘Matt’ Sheeran
Matthew ‘Matt’ Sheeran is the older brother of Ed Sheeran. He is an English singer, musician, and composer. He was born on March 17, 1989, in England, United Kingdom. He is 33 years old as of March 2023. Growing up, Matthew was a treble soloist for church choirs and operas.
He earned a degree in music from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. He served as a composer on the pilot episode of the TV series “Love Music” in 2016. That same year, he worked on two short films ‘Dr. Sugarloaf’ and ‘The Third Date’. As of the time of writing, further information about Mat Sheeran’s personal life is scarce.
Ed Sheeran’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (March 2023), Ed Sheeran is happily married to his childhood friend and former secondary school classmate Cherry Seaborn.
The couple announced their engagement in 2018 and got married in 2019. Their union is blessed with two children. Reports have it that Cherry Seaborn is the inspiration behind the singer’s hit single ‘Perfect’.
About Ed Sheeran’s wife- Cherry Seaborn
Cherry Seaborn is the legally wedded wife of Ed Sheeran. She was born on May 6, 1992, in Suffolk, United Kingdom. She is 30 years old as of March 2023. She was raised in the city of Framingham, Suffolk, United Kingdom by her parents Matthew Seaborn (father) and Ann Lancaster (mother).
According to reports, Cherry Seaborn works as a senior consultant in risk advisory at an accounting firm. She is also a part-time hockey player. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology at Durham University, United Kingdom, where she played hockey as a forward.
Later on, she proceeded to Fuqua School of Business at Durham University, North Carolina, United States where she earned a Master’s degree in Business. She got married to Ed Sheeran in 2019 and they have two children together.
List of Ed Sheeran’s girlfriends
Before marrying his wife in 2019, Ed Sheeran has had a series of past relationships as well as rumoured romances. Below is a full list of the women Ed Sheeran has dated in the past.
- Ed Sheeran was in a relationship with Nina Nesbitt in 2012.
- Ed Sheeran was rumoured to be in a relationship with Ellie Goulding in 2013.
- Ed Sheeran was rumoured to be in a relationship with model Francesca Eastwood in 2013.
- Ed Sheeran was romantically involved with Louise Johnston in 2014, reports say.
- Ed Sheeran was rumoured to be in a relationship with Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin in 2015.
- Ed Sheeran was rumoured to be in a relationship with Nicole Scherzinger in 2015, reports say.
- Ed Sheeran was in a relationship with Athina Andrelos in 2015.
- Ed Sheeran got married to Cherry Seaborn in 2019.
About Ed Sheeran’s relationship with Nina Nesbitt
Nina Nesbitt is a Scottish singer and songwriter. She was born on July 11, 1994, in Livingston, United Kingdom. She is 28 years old as of March 2023.
According to online reports, Ed Sheeran and Nina Nesbitt met at a radio gig in Edinburgh in 2012 and after auditioning, Nina received an invitation to tour with Ed Sheeran. They dated in 2012 but due to their hectic schedules, the pair split in 2013.
During their relationship, Nina Nesbitt toured with Sheeran and even starred in the music video of his song ‘Drunk’. The relationship is said to have inspired his hit singles ‘Photograph’ and ‘Nina’. In an interview with Daily Records in 2014, Nina Nesbitt opened up about the songs.
He warned me it was happening but I didn’t know it was going on the album. I knew there was a song. I’m not really bothered. It was quite a long time ago and it’s a good song.
I have written quite a few songs about Ed that are on the ‘Peroxide’ album and people can guess which ones. I’m not going to go into detail about it but we are both songwriters, so naturally, we were going to write songs about each other.
It was a long time ago now and we’ve both moved on.
Nina Nesbitt’s album ‘Peroxide’ was released in February 2014 and it features 13 songs. As of March 2023, Nina Nesbitt is in a relationship with singer Mike Duce.
About Ed Sheeran’s rumoured relationship with Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding is an English singer and songwriter. She was born on December 30, 1986, in Hereford, United Kingdom. She is 36 years old as of March 2023.
Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding sparked dating rumours when they were spotted holding hands at the MTV VMAs in 2013. While Ellie Goulding denied the dating rumours, Ed Sheeran fuelled the rumours by implying they were indeed an item at that time.
In an interview with US radio show Clock 98.9 in 2013, Sheeran said;
I mean, normal people don’t hold hands, if they’re just friends. It was going on and now it’s not. I know. She’s a really cool girl and she’s really talented. We just tour a lot.
A year later, Ed Sheeran made headlines when it was reported that his song “Don’t” was inspired by Ellie and fans believed that she cheated on Ed with former One Direction star Niall Horan. During an interview with ELLE UK in 2015, Ellie Goulding addressed the rumours, saying:
I did go on a few dates with Niall, but I was never in a relationship with Ed. I have absolutely no idea where that came from and why it was turned into such a big thing.
I find it so frustrating that female musicians are constantly defined by the men they have or haven’t dated. It’s something I’ve talked about with Taylor a lot. She definitely feels that. She gets bothered by it. It’s like you can be a great artist, you can write great songs, but the thing that everyone is going to talk about is some relationship they think you have had or not had. It’s definitely something we both think happens to female artists over male artists.
Meanwhile, in an interview with Seventeen Magazine in 2016, the ‘Love Me Like You Do’ singer opened up about her relationships with both musicians.
On Niall Horan, she said;
We’re still friends. We went on a few dates, and it was really fun. He’s a really, really lovely guy. He’s got the biggest sense of humor, he’s very caring and I see him as a genuine friend in the industry.
On Ed Sheeran, she said:
We’ve known each other for a few years. I think he’s a really nice guy and a brilliant musician. We’ve bumped into each other and we’ve hung out and stuff, but the thing is if I hang out with someone, it’s instantly like I’m dating them. We were never in a relationship.
In a recent interview with Daily Mail in 2023, Ellie Goulding claimed the cheating allegations caused her a lot of trauma. She said;
You know, completely honestly, it caused me a huge amount of…stress is not the world. It caused me a lot of trauma, actually.
As of March 2023, Ellie Goulding is happily married to art dealer Caspar Jopling. Their marriage is blessed with one child named Arthur Ever Winter Jopling.
About Ed Sheeran’s relationships with Athina Andrelos
Athina Andrelos is a British artist-tour manager. She was born on May 19, 1991, in England, United Kingdom. She is 31 years old as of March 2023.
Ed Sheeran and Athina Andrelos started dating in 2014. According to reports, they met when Athina Andrelos worked as a tour manager for Ed’s opening act. While they were together, they posted some adorable couple photos on Instagram. Athina Andrelos is reportedly the inspiration for Ed Sheeran’s hit song “Thinking Out Loud”.
The pair broke up in 2015 with reports that Ed Sheeran had been extremely busy and Athina couldn’t handle the attention he was receiving from female fans.
However, before Ed Sheeran confirmed the news of the breakup, there were several reports that Athina got jealous of Taylor Swift‘s friendship with Ed Sheeran. This was after Taylor Swift publicly thanked Ed Sheeran during her acceptance speech at the BRIT Awards in February 2015 where she received the International Female Solo Artist award.
Taylor said in her speech;
Honestly, I know I wouldn’t be up here if it wasn’t for one of my best friends, who took me to pubs and taught me how to make a good cup of tea and taught me everything I know about the UK. I just want to say I love you, Ed Sheeran.
About Ed Sheeran’s marriage with Cherry Seaborn
Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn first met at Thomas Mills High School in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom where they both schooled. They later reconnected in New York through a mutual friend in 2017. During an interview with US Magazine in 2017, Ed Sheeran gushed about how Cherry Seaborn inspired his hit song ‘Perfect’.
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.
In 2018, Ed Sheeran announced his engagement to Cherry Seaborn in an Instagram post. The caption read:
Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love.
In December 2018, the couple reportedly tied the knot in a private ceremony in Suffolk, United Kingdom. In August 2020, the couple welcomed their first daughter Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. Their second child Jupiter Seaborn Sheeran was welcomed in May 2022.
Recently, the singer revealed his wife was diagnosed with a tumour while pregnant with their second child. He opened up by saying that a series of events at the beginning of last year changed his life, mental health, and views on music and art.
Within a space of a month, my pregnant wife got told she had a tumor, with no route for treatment until after the birth. My best friend Jamal, a brother to me died suddenly, and I found myself in court defending my integrity and career as a songwriter.
I was spiraling through fear, depression, and anxiety. I felt like I was drowning head below the surface, looking but not being able to break through for air.
As of the time of writing, the singer has not revealed the present condition of his wife.
Ed Sheeran’s kids
As of March 2023, Ed Sheeran is the father of two kids (both girls). Ed Sheeran’s daughters are named Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran and Jupiter Seaborn Sheeran.
About Ed Sheeran’s kids
a. Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran
Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran is the first daughter of Ed Sheeran. She was born on August 31, 2020, in the United Kingdom. She is two years old as of March 2023.
According to reports, Ed Sheeran revealed that his daughter’s name ‘Lyra’ came from the fantasy-trilogy novel ‘His Dark Materials’ which features a heroine named Lyra.
When asked why he gave his daughter the middle name ‘Antarctica’, the singer replied saying he visited Antarctica with his wife, Cherry before she became pregnant.
I basically toured every single continent but I’ve never been to Antarctica so that was always on our list. So we went down there in 2019 and it was just incredible.
b. Jupiter Seaborn Sheeran
Jupiter Seaborn Sheeran is the second daughter of Ed Sheeran. She was born on May 19, 2022, in the United Kingdom. She is 10 months old as of March 2023. Her name ‘Jupiter’ is said to mean ‘brave and bold’.