Pump the brakes, sound the wedding bells — Ed Sheeran married Cherry Seaborn and has finally confirmed it! In a new video interview on his YouTube channel, which dropped on July 12 in tandem with his album No. 6 Collaborations Project, Sheeran told Charlamagne Tha God that he and Seaborn are, in fact, married — and the wedding reportedly happened back in December.
In the interview, Charlamagne Tha God asked Sheeran about one specific lyric in the song "Remember the Name," where Sheeran raps, "My wife wears red, but looks better without the lipstick." Sheeran explained that he wrote the song before the wedding happened. “It was actually before me and Cherry got married and I knew that we’d be married by the point that the song came out,” he said. "[I thought] Someone’s gonna hear that and be like, ‘Oh, they’re married!’ I didn’t know how that would be construed, but obviously it’s already come out.”
Sheeran and Seaborn have been engaged since December 2017, and they're a pretty private couple, so fans didn't know when a wedding would happen or who might be invited. Back in February 2019, The Sun reported that the couple got married just before Christmas in a small ceremony at Sheeran's country estate in Suffolk, England.
“Ed got married a few days before Christmas. It was very quiet — just Ed’s oldest school pals, limited family and the priest," an insider source told The Sun. “There were only 40 people — so no Taylor Swift, record company executives or any royals or pop star pals. He wanted no fuss, and he wanted it to be something entirely for them — just a tiny winter wedding."
Sheeran himself never confirmed that he and Seaborn tied the knot... until now, that is. The singer-songwriter is notoriously tight-lipped about his personal life, and he didn't even announce his engagement until a month after it happened, when he shared the news on Instagram. Plus, he's been wearing a ring on his finger since February 2018, so it was tough to tell when, or if, the wedding happened.
When Sheeran was first spotted wearing the ring back in February 2018, fans initially thought he and Seaborn might have gotten married just two months after they got engaged. But Sheeran shut down that rumor days later during an interview on the British talk show Lorraine. “I never saw why men didn’t wear engagement rings. It’s the same commitment either way,” he explained. “Cherry made it for me herself out of clay."
But hold on to your hats... the rumors didn't stop there. In August 2018, during an interview with Access, Sheeran was super coy when asked about his wedding plans. He simply held up his hand with the ring and said, "Well, I never really do anything too public anyway." This, of course, sparked new speculation that the wedding had already happened, but no one knew any details until The Sun's reporting came out six months later.
I know, I know — it's hard to keep up. But now that Sheeran has subtly confirmed his marriage (in a song lyric, because honestly, would he do it any other way?), we know for sure that he's a married man. And I couldn't be happier for him! Sheeran and Seaborn have reportedly known each other since childhood, and it's clear their bond goes deep... you might even say it's evergreen.