Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry Seaborn welcome second daughter: 'we are over the moon'

The couple's first child, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran, was born in 2020

Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry Seaborn at the Brit Awards in February, 2022. Getty Images
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Award-winning British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and his wife, Cherry Seaborn, have welcomed their second daughter.

Sheeran, 31, made the announcement on Instagram on Thursday by posting a photo of a pair of tiny socks.

"Want to let you all know we've had another beautiful baby girl. We are both so in love with her, and over the moon to be a family of 4," he said.

Sheeran and Ms Seaborn announced the birth of their first daughter, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran, in similar fashion in August 2020. The couple, who have known each other since they were children, announced their engagement in 2018 and in 2019 became husband and wife.

Sheeran, the most successful British artist of the past decade, has been fiercely guarded about his private life. He is known for his catchy pop hits, and has spent a total of 79 weeks at the top of the UK charts with eight No 1 singles, including the global smash Shape of You, and four studio albums.

He first entered the British charts in 2011 with debut single The A Team. His most recent success came at the Ivors in London, where he won the category for most performed work with his hit song Bad Habits, the lead single from his fifth studio album, =, which was released in 2021.

Speaking about fatherhood, he told SiriusXM last year that it was "the best thing that's ever happened to me".

“I think there’s so many different sides and shapes to it. There’s difficult days, there’s amazing, easy days. It’s just a rollercoaster of emotions. I know that sounds like a cliche thing to say but it’s amazing. I love it," he said.

Being a dad has also made him more disciplined.

“I’m very structured with my day now so like usually if I was in the studio I would just kind of work until it was done,” he said. “I feel like with a kid you need a structured workday. You can’t be working until 2 o’clock in the morning."

Updated: May 20, 2022, 5:51 AM