Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn have announced the birth of their daughter Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.
The 29-year-old singer took to Instagram Tuesday morning, shared a picture of Lyra's boots and a brightly colored blanket, and revealed that Cherry gave birth last week.
He wrote: & # 39; Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you …
Good news: Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn announced the birth of their daughter Lyra Antarctica on Tuesday morning with a cute Instagram post when he said, "We're on cloud nine."
Family Extension: Ed and Cherry have been together for five years and named their child after the main character in Ed's favorite book series Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials
& # 39; Last week, with the help of a great delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter – Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.
& # 39; We are totally in love with her. Both mom and baby are doing great and we're on cloud nine here.
& # 39; We hope that at this point you can respect our privacy. Lots of love and see you when it's time to come back, Ed x. "
& # 39; Best Books of All Time & # 39 ;: Ed tweeted about his love for the Pulllman trilogy in 2015
The name is claimed to be inspired by the main character in Ed's favorite book series, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials.
Lyra Belacqua, also known as Lyra Silvertongue, is the heroine of Pullman's trilogy.
Lyra is a young girl who lives in a parallel universe and finds herself in a cosmic war between Lord Asriel on the one hand and the first angel called The Authority and his regent Metatron on the other.
In 2015, Ed tweeted, "[By far] Philip Pullman – his dark materials are the best books I've ever read."
Surprise: Cherry was pictured with a hint of bump in March, five months before it was revealed that she and Ed were expecting their first child together
Baby News: The couple first met at school and managed to keep the pregnancy quiet during the global COVID-19 lockdown
A source revealed the news the couple was expecting last month.
They said to The Sun: & # 39; Ed and Cherry are over the moon. You are very excited but have been very cautious about things.
“Lockdown was a perfect excuse not to be out and about too much, but things are getting closer and the excitement has increased so they started telling friends and family about it.
"They are making the final preparations at home and the baby is due later this summer. It is a really happy time and her families are all very excited about her and can't wait to meet the newcomer."
MailOnline has asked Ed Sheeran's representatives for comment at this point.
Ed announced late last year that he would be taking an extended break from his career to focus on travel and personal life.
The couple have been together for five years, and Ed confirmed last summer that he and Cherry, 28, tied the knot in a private ceremony in January 2019.
Singer Ed first revealed that Cherry was his wife in an interview with Charlamagne The God to promote his album No.6 Collaborations Project.
After Charlamagne asked The God about lyrics on the album relating to the singer's "wife", Ed admitted that he wrote the words before the couple tied the knot, but he "knew that we'd be married "when the song came out came out.
The Grammy winner and Cherry were married in a ceremony that only 40 close friends and family members attended, according to a report on The Sun.
The question arose: Ed announced his engagement to Cherry, 26, in January 2018 with an open Instagram snap
Childhood Friends: Ed and Cherry met as children when they were both attending Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk. Pictured in June 2019
A source said, “Neither of them were so excited to make a big deal of this. Cherry just wanted to get it out of the way without any problems or interference. & # 39;
Ed announced his engagement to Cherry in January 2018 with a straightforward Instagram snap that wowed fans: “I got a fiancée just before the New Year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are satisfied too xx & # 39;
The couple is believed to have been together since 2015. Ed's best buddy Taylor Swift shares a photo of the couple kissing on their Instagram account.
Ed and Cherry met as children when they both attended Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk.
But Cherry moved to university in the US, which meant the friends lost touch. After working on Wall Street, she moved back to the UK in 2016 to be with Ed.
During his candid interview with Charlamagne The God in 2019, Ed spoke about the sacrifices he would make for Cherry and her future family.
Ed explained that Kirsch's job as a risk assessor with an accounting firm meant they had previously been apart for long periods of time when he was on tour, stating that “something has to give” in order for the couple to last long.
“I'm starting a life with Cherry,” he said, adding, “I can't be on the street for the next 20 years. Children would be different. I wouldn't mind sacrificing for them.
"If someone told me that if you have kids you won't be able to tour for the next ten years, that's fine because that's what I signed up for."
"I've already achieved more than I expected. Now I'm just trying to have fun."
He added to his wife that every day he feels happy that & # 39; she picked me & # 39; and enthuses: & # 39; I wake up every day and look at Cherry and think, "Why the hell are you with me?" She could be with anyone she wants, but she chose me.
“And I say all the things that are wrong with me and you still want to be with me. It doesn't add fuel to the flames.
"If she said," Yes, why am I with you? "then you'd get scared. But I think it's sweet to believe that the person you're with is not in your league. Imagine if you thought you were with me because I'm amazing." That would be the worst just to take it for granted. "
Marital bliss: As they danced, words appeared at the bottom of the screen that gave a brief description of their love and at the same time confirmed the month in which they tied the knot
Ed, who has lived out of the spotlight for some time in the past, is believed to have taken on the quiet life during the lockdown with Cherry on their sprawling Suffolk estate, gardening and growing his own fruits and vegetables.
It was recently reported that the extremely private star is planning to buy out the owners of three homes on the edge of his £ 3.7million Suffolk estate because their gardens encroach on his land.
The singer, who owns a total of 27 properties in and outside London valued at £ 57 million, has slowly amassed the land around his Suffolk home and turned it into what has come to be known as "Sheeranville".
Ed is valued at around £ 200 million and owns five of the lots on the property, but the homeowners [the remaining three houses] know that Ed will give them the best deal if they decide to move on.
Ed has been building and expanding his property for five years and now has a pub, swimming pool and hot tub, orchard, walled vegetable garden, greenhouses, underground movie theater, gym, recording studio, wildlife pond, and area for goats, sheep and chickens.
Break: Ed announced late last year that he would be taking an extended break from his career to focus on travel and personal life