20th January 2018 was undoubtedly a big day for Cherry Seaborn. It was the moment millions of fans all over the world had been waiting for; when British singer, Ed Sheeran, officially announced his engagement to the woman of his dreams. Theirs has been a love story that dates back to the good old days in high school.
While Seaborn is best known for her relationship with Ed Sheeran, she was also a sports standout, an accomplished field hockey player who did notable exploits during her days at both Duke University and Durham University. Seaborn distinguished herself by winning the British University championship for two years in a row – 2012 and 2013. Presently, she is working as an accountant and has worked with quite a few firms from New York to London.
Here is what We Know About Cherry’s Early Life
Cherry Seaborn was born in Falkenham, Suffolk, England on May 6, 1992. The daughter of Ann Lancaster and Matthew Seaborn has a brother, Charlie Seaborn with whom she was raised in Suffolk. She attended Thomas Mills High School, the same high school as Ed Sheeran. It was there that the earliest sparks of their love story began. However, Sheeran soon dropped out of Thomas Mills to pursue his music career. Following her graduation from high school, Seaborn proceeded to Duke University for her undergraduate studies and majored in Molecular Biology.
In a dramatic change of discipline, Cherry Seaborn left for the United States to pursue a Masters’s degree in a Management Studies Programme. Judging from her academic background, one would expect Seaborn to at least pursue a career in the medical field but nothing beats passion. Seaborn must have had a handle on her core interests earlier on and it’s only fitting that she followed her heart.
She has a Nine to Five Job as an Accountant
Although Cherry Seaborn’s current nature of work would pass for a white-collar job, her career history shows just how differently her work has evolved over the years; from the hockey field to the comfort of a sleek office. Her student days saw her actively involved in her schools’ hockey team. Beyond that, she helped her team win the British University championship for two consecutive years; 2012 and 2013.
While at Duke University, Seaborn led her team to a near-victory, emerging as runner-up in the Investec English Woman’s Hockey League for two consecutive seasons. Eventually, she was drafted to play for England’s Under 18 national team; where the player clinched Bronze and Silver medals. During her sojourn in the United States, the hockey standout was employed in New York as an accountant until fate came calling and she decided to quit the job and take her chances with Ed Sheeran touring the world.
As of this writing, Cherry Seaborn works as a senior risk management consultant at the accounting firm, Deloitte. Cherry’s chosen career path is not the type that is likely to shoot one to fame overnight, all the popularity she has enjoyed so far is thanks to her association with the English singer.
Cherry Seaborn and Ed Sheeran Met In High School
It is quite true that Cherry Seaborn first met Ed Sheeran during their days at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk. However, fate seems to have other plans for them as chances of a romance were halted as Cherry who is so academically inclined relocated to the United States of America in pursuit of a higher degree. Sheeran on the other hand dropped out of school to join the trail of young people who are aspiring to carve out a career in the music industry.
While Cherry was in faraway US, Sheeran made it big as a musician and jaded with the sudden fame that befalls him, the young singer got in contact with his high school friend months after his break up with Athina Andrelos. Luckily for the musician, his love interest was delighted to be reconnected with him and it wasn’t long before the love birds were spotted with each other in the US. They were captured on Camera at baseball games and on so many other coupley days out.
According to the singer, it was his first time of falling in love properly and making out quality time to enjoy it. As their romance flourished, Cherry Seaborn joined her boyfriend on a tour to many parts of the world including, Iceland, Japan, and New Zealand. Upon their return, Cherry had to make some adjustments to her life to be close to her boyfriend; she got a job at a London accountancy firm Deloitte just to be close to Ed’s base. But obviously, they were not satisfied with that as the loved up duo moved in together before long as they prefer to enjoy their success in close quarters rather than having to hang out at wild showbiz parties.
The Duo Exchanged Marriage Vows After Two Years of Dating
When asked if his dalliance with Cherry has the potentials to end in marriage, Ed responded that he felt pretty good about it so his answer was in the affirmative. The young singer had previously gushed about his readiness to be a father; in fact, Ed seems to be in a hurry to see his children, confessing that yeah, he wanted to be a dad like yesterday. His exact words were “I’m ready, let’s go – tour bus babies, little fat, chubby babies that just walk around.”
After dating for two years, The Shape of You crooner proposed to Cherry Seaborn over the Christmas holidays in 2017. The two are believed to have gotten married in a highly private wedding ceremony before Christmas in 2018 as the singer is averse to having a wedding with a large crowd. According to sources, the ceremony which was hosted at the musician’s country estate was attended by Sheeran’s oldest school pals, limited family members, and their priest. In all, only forty people reportedly attended.
So far, the two are enjoying their time together and no news about splits has popped up. Their union seems to be the proverbial perfect match as the singer revealed in an interview that his first track Perfect was actually inspired by his lady love. “The line that goes, ‘Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song’ was a tale of their time in Ibiza listening to Future’s ‘March Madness’ literally without shoes and going mental on the lawn, which was really a nice time,” According to Ed, he didn’t see Cherry’s first reaction to the song as she lived far away in America then. So he just emailed it to her, but she did really like it. Cherry has shared her photos with Ed on Instagram.
The Couple Seems to be Expecting a Baby
According to sources, Cherry Seaborn is now in the final stage of pregnancy and her husband is over the moon at the prospect. An insider said they are quite excited but prefer to keep things very low key. It would appear as if the COVID19 lockdown favored their plans as it has become the perfect excuse for them to remain indoors and not to be seen in public. However, as things get closer, and the excitement hit the zenith level, the couple finally come open to tell family and close friends about the baby.
Cherry showed the first glimpse of her baby bump during an outing with her spouse at Cambridge Hockey Club wrapped up in cozy fleece. Sources revealed that they are just in the last stage of preparation as their bundle of joy is expected to drop anytime during this summer. 2020 is really a happy year for the couple; their families are totally overjoyed and can’t wait to meet the new arrival.