Ed Sheeran and his wife, Cherry Seaborn, are parents! The couple, who became engaged just before New Year's at the end of 2017, tied the knot quietly in 2018. And though they keep their personal lives pretty private, we've gotten a few glimpses of their adorable romance and are hoping that we get a small peek at their baby girl.
Keep reading to learn more about the couple's daughter!
Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran
The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Lyra, in August. The singer announced his daughter's birth with a photo on Instagram featuring tiny infant socks atop a knit blanket of blues and greens. "Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter - Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran," he wrote in the photo's caption. "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."
Although it's yet to be confirmed, it appears as if Lyra's sweet name may be inspired by Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, in which the main character is a young girl named Lyra. In 2015, the singer said on Twitter that the three novels "are the best books I've ever read." And it may just be a coincidence, but the first season of the fantasy television series inspired by the books happened to air on BBC in November 2019, just about nine months before Lyra's arrival.