Ed Sheeran has confirmed his wife Cherry has given birth to their first child.

He wrote on Instagram: “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.”

People on social media were ecstatic with the news.

Ed secretly married childhood sweetheart Cherry in December 2018 and recently revealed they’re planning to start a family.

He said in June: “I’m starting a life with Cherry. I can’t spend the next 20 years on the road.

“Kids would be the different thing. I wouldn’t mind sacrificing for them.

“If someone told me you can’t tour again for the next ten years if you have kids that is fine, because that is what I have signed up for.

“I’ve already achieved more than I thought I would, so now I’m just trying to have fun.”

The couple were childhood friends who attended school together in Suffolk and became romantically involved years later.

He shot to fame in 2011 but last year announced that he would be taking a break from music and social media.

‘Hello all. Gonna go on another break again,’ he shared on Instagram.

‘The Divide era and tour changed my life in so many ways, but now it’s all over it’s time to go out and see some more of the world.’

He went on: ‘I’ve been a bit non-stop since 2017 so I’m just gonna take a breather to travel, write and read.

‘I’ll be off all social media until it’s time to come back.’

‘To my family and friends, see ya when I see ya, and to my fans, thank you for always being amazing.

‘I promise to be back with some new music when the time is right, and I’ve lived a little more to actually have something to write about.’

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