Yesterday (20 Jan), the singer made the annoucement to his near 19 million Instagram followers that he had in fact proposed to longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn right before the new year. 

Sheeran had first met his fiancee, whom he had a major crush on, when they were both students at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk. However, it wasn't meant to be then as Seaborn left for North Carolina to attend Duke University.

It wasn't until 2015 that the pair started dating, when Cherry, a consultant and avid hockey player, started working on Wall Street, the financial district of New York. And while it was a long distance relationship, the couple combatted this by spending most of 2016 travelling the world, from which Ed took a year off from his music career. (Here's how other Hollywood celebs made their marriages work) Later in December that year, Cherry transferred to the London office so that she could move in with Ed. 

Story sounds familiar? It's because the crooner's chart topper Perfect was inspired by his relationship with Seaborn. Awwwww.

See also: 10 LONG-TERM CELEBRITY COUPLES AND TIPS TO LEARN FROM THEIR RELATIONSHIP

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