Ed Sheeran has announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. The record-breaking singer-songwriter posted the news on his Instagram account, saying: “Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well”.
The 26-year-old has been dating Seaborn since July 2015, although the pair kept their relationship out of the public eye for several months – it was only on their first anniversary that Taylor Swift made the couple known after sharing her best wishes to them on Instagram.
Seaborn, 25, and Sheeran met at school in Framlington, Suffolk, where they both grew up. They weren’t, however, teenage sweethearts. As a fellow school friend told Female First: “There was always something there between them. Ed had a crush on Cherry at school, but she had a boyfriend then.”
Sheeran had several prominent relationships before settling down with Seaborn. In 2012 he was with singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt, who inspired the songs Nina and Photograph from his second album, x. He then dated Jamie Oliver employee Athina Andrelos for a year until February 2015. He has never shied away from writing songs about his romantic exploits, with many fans believing his song Don’t was inspired by a fling with pop star Ellie Goulding.
Seaborn, too, has apparently inspired some major hits: song of the summer Shape of You is thought to be indebted to Sheeran’s new fianceé while Perfect, his latest single, is dedicated to her. The lyrics include: “I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know, she shares my dreams, I hope that someday I’ll share her home.”
Seaborn and Sheeran have lived together for over a year, and moved in during Sheeran’s year out of the spotlight in 2016. He told Radio 2: “I’m really secure now. We live together and we have cats. I think when you have cats that’s kind of it.”
Seaborn left Suffolk to study in America, at Duke’s University in North Carolina. She took the Master of Management Studies programme, and is rumoured to have worked as a consultant Deloitte & Touche LLP in New York before returning to England.
She has been the victim of some online criticism and bullying from Sheeran’s fans. Others, however, are enchanted by their favourite star’s wife-to-be, and are dedicated to celebrating their joint appearances on social media.
Seaborn has not been tempted to share Sheeran’s spotlight: in comparison to his 18.9 million Instagram followers, she has a decidedly normal 332. She does, however, have a photo of the Glastonbury headliner kissing her cheek as her profile picture.
Taken from the name of the plant having delicate, trumpet-shaped flowers regarded as a symbol of purity and perfection. The word is derived from the Middle English lilie, which is from the Old English and Latin lilium (lily). Alternatively, Lily is used as a pet form of both Lilian (lily) and Lilith (of the night).
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“Magnus freezes. It’s then that he realises. He should’ve seen it before. He’s fairly certain he’s crushing on his best friend. His neighbour. The one boy who grew alongside him.” Childhood sweethearts AU where Alec and Magnus grow up next door to each other. Over the years, they transition from playmates to best friends to something more. But as usual, the path to happiness is always complicated. Oneshot.
Despite what his sister thinks about his non-existent love life, Alec is not in danger of an oncoming descent into recluse crazy cat owner. For one; Church would eat his competitors for Alec’s undivided attention and two; Alec’s a little hung up over Magnus Bane.
When Magnus Bane bought the space for his dance studio, Pandemonium, he had no idea that the wall between it and the MMA Training Gym next door was so thin. Neither did he realize that a dispute over the loud music would lead to him becoming involved in the world of MMA and, more importantly, guide him to the man who would end up changing his life.
Alternate canon telling of Magnus and Alec’s story. Set in the TV ‘verse but without any of the main story of the books or TV show. There is no Valentine Circle Uprising Thing going on. It’s pretty much just an alternative version of how Alec and Magnus and their child(ren) become the Lightwood-Bane family.
Magnus Bane has made a name for himself in the fashion industry after raising high against all odds and becoming the Editor in Chief of the world’s most celebrated fashion magazine, Pandemonium. He’s powerful, influential, and most of all, he’s a genius.
Just not when it comes to technology. In fact, Magnus hates it with a passion.
So one can imagine his distaste when, after a huge thunderstorm, Pandemonium’s office lost every in a short circuit and he was forced to buy thousands worth of new fancy products from Light Inc., the world’s most renowned technology company.
Good thing all that high-tech crap comes with instructions in the form of Alec Lightwood.
The Olympic Games were more than the biggest sports competition of the world. It was the time for gods to be born, for the mighty to raise and triumph over fabulous feats. Athletes from all over the globe challenged the human body and competed to be consecrated the very best.
It is a time of high expectations and even higher levels of emotions. A time for greatness, for glory.
After one black out too many, Ragnor and Catarina had enough of Magnus trying to drink himself to an early grave. It was time for an intervention and they had the perfect place in mind: The Institute, the best rehabilitation installation in the New York state.
Only Magnus wasn’t exactly asked for his opinion on the matter. And if there is something Magnus doesn’t like, is to be forced into something.
Maybe the Head of the Institute, Alec Lightwood, is enough of an argument to chance his mind?
Alec Lightwood had a good life in Columbus, Ohio. He was growing strong as a lawyer in his mother’s law firm and achieving his dream-career step by step. He had a good life, comfortable and steady, if not a little boring.
So, when headhunter Magnus Bane offered him an interview at the prestigious IDRIS LLP in New York, Alec decided that it couldn’t hurt to take a look. After all, one didn’t turn down IDRIS LLP off the hat, even if they weren’t really interested.
Little did he know that New York offered much more than a job in a bigger company. The city was fast, insanely alive, but most of all, it had Magnus. And Magnus changed everything.
“A road trip?” Alec repeats instead, doing his best to hide the intrigued note in his voice at the description of the car as he sits in his chair, thumb running along the side of his middle finger. “Sounds fun.”
“I was hoping you’d say that,” Magnus’ voice holds a lighter tone than before. It’s subtle, but it’s there, and Alec knits his brow together. “The Pacific Coast Highway is beautiful this time of year.”
Once upon a time, in a faraway land called Brooklyn, an older-than-he-seemed Warlock lived in a fashionable loft apartment…
Magnus Bane angers the wrong warlock and ends up with more than he bargained for. Not only is he cursed to live out fairytales that risk his life in increasingly creative ways, he also has to find his One True Love within the year or face dire consequences.
Alec couldn’t remember the last time he’d felt so natural talking to someone—usually, he stuttered and had to scramble for things to say. With Magnus, it felt like they would never run out of things to talk about. The only hiccup was when the topic of careers came up; when Alec explained in detail how he worked as an editor, Magnus simply said he worked in fashion and demurred quickly. Alec didn’t push; he could imagine “I was a reality TV star” was a topic you would want to avoid on a first date.
AKA irreverent Christmas fluff in which Magnus Bane is a name everyone recognizes except Alec.
There were three unspoken rules to the Manhattan Institute of Higher Learning, New York’s premier private K-12 school:
1) Respect that the space under the football bleachers was for sex, and only for sex. 2) Don’t eat the cafeteria meatloaf. 3) Never mention Mr. Bane to Mr. Lightwood or vice versa, unless you wanted the whole class to get extra homework.
or, the ’i sneaked into this huge house party for some free alcohol but you asked me how i knew the host and the first excuse i could think of was that i’m dating their sibling, so i basically just lied to you about going out with you’ au
we need to thank the right people here now that taylor has her justice and victory. we need to thank the people that kept us updated …
let’s blow up the twitters of all the journalists who kept us in the loop … minute by minute updates … we would have been in the dark w/o these tweets. Send a short tweet of thanks if you can. They already coined us ‘most loyal fans’ … now let’s also be known as the ‘most thankful fans’ …
and for her attorneys, these amazing people, here is their address to send a card if you would like to. Handmade, buy one at the store, whatever moves you.
J. Douglas Baldridge / Venable LLP
600 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
on twitter - these should all link - please take 3 minutes, and go thank them.