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Ed Sheeran PIC EXC: The singer is seen for the first time with her young daughter Lyra Antarctica


Ed Sheeran was first pictured with his newborn daughter Lyra Antarctica five weeks after his wife Cherry Seaborn was born.

The 29-year-old singer was every inch the dad when he got out with his little girl in a stretcher in London on Thursday morning.

Ed and Cherry, 28, announced the arrival of her daughter on Instagram in early September after keeping Kirsch's pregnancy a secret until a few weeks before Lyra was born.

Father in Love: Ed Sheeran, 29, was first pictured with his newborn daughter Lyra Antarctica five weeks after his wife, Cherry Seaborn, 28, was born

The Hitmaker of Shape Of You kept things typically casual for his outing and stepped out in black jeans and sneakers.

The chart topper gave his look a certain sharpness with a leather biker jacket and wore his signature baseball cap on his ginger locks and thick-rimmed glasses.

Lyra was dressed in a plain white baby as she rested on the black car seat her doting father carefully carried.

Ed was fully loaded for their outing, with a tablet, headphones, and a large blue water bottle in hand, in addition to his daughter.

Signature look: The singer wore his signature hat on his ginger locks and thick rimmed glasses when he got off with his little girl in a stretcher in London on Thursday morning

Signature look: The singer wore his signature hat on his ginger curls and thick-rimmed glasses when he got off with his little girl in a stretcher in London on Thursday morning

Cute! Little Lyra was carrying a plain white baby as she rested on the black car seat that her infatuated father carefully carried

On the go: Ed was fully loaded for his outing, with a tablet, headphones and a large blue water bottle in his hands, in addition to his daughter

Announcing the safe arrival of his firstborn on September 1, Ed shared a picture of Lyra's boots and a brightly colored blanket.

He revealed that Cherry, 28, had given birth the week before, and wrote, “Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you …

& # 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 fantastic and we're on cloud nine here.

& # 39; We hope that at this point you can respect our privacy. Lots of love and we'll see you when it's time to come back Ed x. & # 39;

Doting Dad: Ed stepped cautiously across the sidewalk as he carried his precious cargo

Doting Dad: Ed stepped cautiously across the sidewalk as he carried his precious cargo

Good news: Ed and Cherry announced the birth of their daughter with a cute Instagram post on September 1st when he said, "We're on cloud nine."

Good news: Ed and Cherry announced the birth of their daughter in a cute Instagram post on September 1st when he said, "We're on cloud nine."

Extension of their family: The couple have been together for five years and named their child after the main character Lyra, who can be seen in Ed's favorite book series Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

Extension of their family: The couple have been together for five years and named their child after the main character Lyra, who can be seen in Ed's favorite book series Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

Back in October, a source announced the news the couple was expecting.

You 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.

Ed's favorite author, Philip Pullman

Bookstore, writes Waterstone:

Philip Pullman is considered one of the greatest and most influential storytellers in the world. His extensive body of work includes books for adults and children, but he is best known for the unprecedented achievement that His Dark Materials and the long-awaited Book of Dust are.

Its dark materials tell the story of Lyra Belacqua, also known as Lyra Silvertongue, the heroine of Pullman's trilogy

She 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.

“They are making the final preparations at home and the baby is due later this summer.

"It's a really happy time and her families are all very excited about her and can't wait to meet the newcomer."

After her birth, it was revealed that Lyra's first name was inspired by the main character in his father's favorite book series, His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman.

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."

It is believed that Ed and Kirsch's daughter's unusual middle name could be a nod to their conception, as the couple visits Antarctica exactly nine months before they are born.

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 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 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 married in a ceremony that only 40 close friends and family members attended, according to a report on The Sun.

Baby News: The couple first met at school and managed to keep the pregnancy quiet during the global COVID-19 lockdown

Baby News: The couple first met at school and managed to keep the pregnancy quiet during the global COVID-19 lockdown

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 sincere 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.

Surprise: Cherry was pictured showing a tinge of bump in March five months before it was revealed that she and Ed were expecting their first child together

Surprise: Cherry was pictured with a hint of bump in March, five months before it was announced that she and Ed were expecting their first child together

The question arose: Ed announced his engagement to Cherry, 26, in January 2018 with an open Instagram snap

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, then added, “I can't be on the streets for the next 20 years. Children would be the other. I wouldn't mind sacrificing for her.

"If someone told me that if you had kids you wouldn'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 and now I'm just trying to have fun."

Childhood Friends: Ed and Cherry met as children when they were both attending Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk. Pictured in June 2019

Childhood Friends: Ed and Cherry met as children when they were both attending Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk. Pictured in June 2019

He added to his wife that every day he feels happy that & # 39; she picked me & # 39; and raved: & # 39; I wake up every day and look at Cherry and think: & # 39; Why the fuck are you with me & # 39; 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 be scared. But I think it's sweet to believe that the person you're with is not in your league.

“Imagine you think you're with me because I'm incredible. That would be the worst, just to take it for granted. & # 39;

Ed, who has lived out of the spotlight for some time in the past, reportedly adopted 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 £ 3.7 million 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".

The singer is said to be worth £ 200 million and has made over £ 100,000 every day for the past year.

Ed owns five of the lots on the property, but the homeowners [the remaining three houses] know that Ed will give them the best price 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

Break: Ed announced late last year that he would be taking an extended break from his career to focus on travel and personal life