Ed Sheeran had a crush on his wife Cherry Seaborn in high school
Ed Sheeran lived the kind of life that a musician should enjoy. Just think of her connections to Courteney Cox, Elton John, and Jaime Foxx’s couch. The other aspect that endears this Halifax, West Yorkshire musician to fans around the world is his sweet relationship with Cherry Seaborn. So what’s wrong with the lady who may have inspired “Shape of You?”
Both attended Thomas Mills High School in Suffolk, England. While it is true that they met there, it is unlikely that a romantic relationship between the two would have formed right away. If that was the case, there’s a good chance Sheeran didn’t quit school to pursue music. What is pretty obvious, however, is that Seaborn made a strong impression on the young musician.
Ed Sheeran and his high school crush reunited
Unlike fans and pros, Seaborn viewed Sheeran as the young man who needed a break. They reconnected in 2015. As the conversations deepened, the friendship turned into something else. By 2016, it was clear that Seaborn cared more about Sheeran the man than Sheeran the famous musician.
Then, in early 2018, there was the Instagram photo that spoke of a possible New Year’s engagement. At the end of the year, it was learned that the two had married in peace and quiet. For their nuptials, they returned to Suffolk and surrounded themselves with friends from school.
Their relationship crossed the oceans
On July 3, 2015, the happy couple were still in each other’s friend zone. Logging in because the two were in New York at the same time, Sheeran saw her as a school friend he wanted to be his plus one. Then, towards the end of this Independence Day holiday, she was more than just a plus.
At the end of the year, Seaborn moved from New York to London and the relationship was on. In 2016, they enjoyed each other’s company out of the public eye. Then there was the engagement of 2017 and the wedding of 2018. Finally, there was the little girl of 2020.
Ed Sheeran isn’t the only musician to marry his high school crush
Beating Sheeran and Seaborn is a cinch for post-punk favorite Robert Smith of The Cure. Famous for his gothic rock tunes, his new wave character, and his association with Siouxsie and the Banshees as well as Blink-182, the wild-haired singer with the crimson lipstick is an icon of the Gothic subculture (which he doesn’t necessarily like it).
The chronicle of this couple’s love affair caused Yahoo! to dig deep when Smith was 14 and attended St. Wilfrid’s Comprehensive School in Crawley, England with Poole. Married in 1988, they form the couple who really fell in love at a very young age.
While it’s hard to guess at Ed Sheeran’s relationship, it makes sense that the year he left music gave him the time he needed to explore his feelings and correctly choose his future wife. Knowing her from before only made things more natural and less awkward. At least that’s what the fans believe right now.
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