Ed Sheeran is a father after announcing birth of baby girl

Ed Sheeran is a father after announcing birth of baby girl

ED SHEERAN and his wife Cherry Seaborn have announced the birth of a baby girl - Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.

The couple welcomed the baby last week, after keeping her pregnancy news out of the spotlight.

Sheeran, 29, took to Instagram on Tuesday morning to announce the birth, posting a photo of his daughter's socks on a knitted blanket.

"Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you...," he wrote.

"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."

The singer announced at the end of last year that he would be taking an extended break from the music scene to focus his personal life and seeing the world.

Ed and Cherry have been together for around five years, and were married in a private ceremony in January 2019.

The couple have known each other since childhood having attended the same school in Suffolk, England.