Ed Sheeran and wife announce birth of baby daughter

Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn have announced the birth of their daughter Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran

The unusual name was inspired by the new dad’s favourite book series, His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman.

The singer, 29, took to Instagram on Tuesday morning, sharing a picture of Lyra’s booties and a colourful blanket and revealed Cherry gave birth last week.

Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry Seaborn announced the birth of daughter Lyra Antarctica with a sweet Instagram post on Tuesday morning as he said ‘we’re on cloud nine’

It’s been claimed that the name was inspired by the main character in Ed’s favourite book series, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials.

Lyra Belacqua, also known as Lyra Silvertongue, is the heroine of Pullman’s trilogy.

Former schoolmates Sheeran and Seaborn got hitched in 2018. Ed confirmed last summer that he and Cherry, 28, tied the knot in a private ceremony in January 2019. The Grammy winner and Cherry wed in a ceremony that saw just 40 close friends and family in attendance, according to a report in The Sun.

On Christmas Eve last year, the Shape of You singer announced that he would be taking some off after the gruelling promotional tour for his latest album ”Divide”.

‘I’m starting a life with Cherry,’ he said, adding: ‘I can’t spend the next 20 years on the road. Kids would be the different thing. I wouldn’t mind sacrificing for them.

‘If someone told me you can’t tour again for the next ten years if you have kids that is fine, because that is what I have signed up for.’

‘I’ve already achieved more than I thought I would, so now I’m just trying to have fun.’

Ed, who has enjoyed periods of time away from the spotlight in the past, is said to have embraced the quiet life during lockdown with Cherry at their sprawling Suffolk estate, taking up gardening and growing his own fruit and vegetables.

It was reported recently that the fiercely private star intends to buy out the owners of three houses that sit on the edge of his £3.7million Suffolk estate because their gardens encroach on his land.

Childhood friends: Ed and Cherry first met as children when they both attended Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk. Pictured in June 2019.

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