Ed Sheeran has announced his engagement to long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.

The singer shared the news via his Instagram page Saturday, saying they are both “very happy and in love” and that their cats are also excited.

Sheeran and Seaborn have known each other since high school in the UK but their relationship took a hit when Cherry went to university in the US.

In 2015, they started dating. The couple spent most of Sheeran’s music break in 2016 travelling the world and “falling in love”.

Sheeran’s 2017 uber hit, ‘Perfect’, was about Seaborn.

He said the inspiration for the lyrics came at a party he and his fiancee attended at singer James Blunt’s house.

“This has been the first time I’ve ever actually had the time to fall in love properly,” he told Zane Lowe on Beats 1. “I’ve always got into relationships very passionately – I’m a redhead and also Irish.”

Sheeran said he can’t wait to start a family. “I’m ready, let’s go – tour bus babies, little fat, chubby babies that just walk around,” he said.

Cherry, a hockey star, was part of England U21’s bronze-winning team at the 2012 European Championships.

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