Musician, Ed Sheeran welcomes first child with wife, Cherry Seaborn

Ed Sheeran, 29, and his wife Cherry Seaborn, 28, have become first-time parents after announcing the birth of their newborn – a daughter named Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.

The singer has managed to keep a tight lip as the baby’s arrival took place last week, and the couple was on “cloud nine” after their daughter’s birth.

Sheeran returned to Instagram for the first time since December to share the news and thank the “amazing delivery team” after taking a break from music last Christmas, following two-and-a-half years on the road.

Friends revealed he decided to put the time to good use and start a family — with his wife already in the final stage of her pregnancy.

He added: “We are completely in love with her,” and captioned the Instagram post with a candid message about the new baby.

The singer wrote: “Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you,” Sheeran said in his first Instagram post since December 2019.

“Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter – Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.

“We are completely in love with her. Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Lots of love and I’ll see you when it’s time to come back, Ed x”

The couple, who were high school friends and classmates, began dating in 2015 and announced their engagement in January 2018 on social media.

Ed wrote: “Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love and our cats are chuffed as well.”

The couple, regularly seen at ­Ipswich Town games, married in secret late that year at his estate in Framlingham, watched by a handful of their closest friends and family.