Ed Sheeran has become a father for the first time

Publish Date
Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 8:26AM

Congratulations are in order for Ed Sheeran!

The 29-year-old musician and his wife Cherry Seaborn have welcomed their first child into the world.

Taking to Instagram for the first time since December 2019 to announce the arrival of his daughter, the 'Thinking Out Loud' hitmaker revealed they've called the newborn Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.

Alongside a picture of Lyra's tiny booties and a colourful blanket, he wrote: "Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you ...

"Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter - Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.

"We are completely in love with her. Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Lots of love and I’ll see you when it’s time to come back, Ed x.

It was believed Cherry has been able to hide her burgeoning baby bump from the world thanks to the pandemic, as she hasn’t been leaving her and Ed’s sprawling Suffolk estate.

Although the 'Thinking Out Loud' hitmaker is one of the world’s biggest musicians, he’ll have plenty of time to spend at home with his impending arrival, as he is currently on a temporary break from his work.