Ed Sheeran is slated to perform at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 21.
As with any awarding display, were all excited to see the way, the performances, who takes home the top prizes( Adele and Beyonc are both up for TopArtist) and, of course, which couples show up.
I mean, lets not forget Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris got their PDA on at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. That feels like forever ago , no?
Anyway, back to 2017.
Ed Sheeran is having a pretty solid year in so far. In March, hedropped his third studio album, , which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and this month, he embarked onhisworld tour.
In addition to his music success, though, the 26 -year-old has recently gotten super openabout his love life which appears to be soaring as well.
So ahead of this weekends award show, where we all hope to see Sheeran stroll the red carpetalongside his girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, its a good time to get to know the woman who has stolen the Shape of You singers heart.
Heres everything we know about Cherry Seaborn so far.
Ed and Cherry, 25, met in high school, but merely started dating two years ago.
The pair attendedThomas Mills High School in Suffolk, England, but after she graduated, Cherry endeavoured to North Carolina to attend Duke University. They reconnectedthrough a reciprocal friend while he was on tour and she was living and working in NYC.
The couple kept their relationship secret for a year, until someone Instagrammed them celebrating their anniversary at Taylor Swifts Fourth of July party.
After quitting her undertaking in NYC, Cherry took a year off to travel around with Ed.
In an interview with Zane Lowe, Ed said his decision to take a break from everything social media, his phone and work was inspired by Cherry. He said,
Thecatalyst of taking a year off was also the fact that my partner quit her job in New York which shes now got back in London, which really cool but we were just basically like, lets quit our employment creation and have a year of forming a tight bond. So we went traveling and spent every day for a year together.
Cherry played field hockey in college and signed a contract toplay for WimbledonHockey Club in London last year.
She also works as a fiscal consultant. In his March cover storywith Rolling Stone, Ed exposed,
Shes the nicest daughter youll ever meet, but on the field shes a fucking animal.
Perfect, which was the first sung he wrote on, was writtenfor Cherry.
The singer told Us Weekly,
The line that runs, Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song was about when we were in Ibiza listening to Futures March Madness literally not wearing any shoes and running mental on the lawn, which was quite a nice day. I didnt consider her first reaction to the ballad because she lived in New York at the time. So I simply emailed it to her but she did really like it.
Cherry and Ed live together in London with their cats.
In a video interview earlier this year, Ed explained,
That side of my life is meant to be the component that chills you out and it definitely is.[ Cherry] just sends me videos of our cats and Ill finish interviews and go and watch videos of our cats playing
Ed and Cherry are serious and definitely talk about starting a family.
He told Rolling Stone,
One day this will fucking objective. And I know the one person thats going to remain constant is Cherry. I should just enjoy this while its there, but not let it become my reality. Because thats not the reality I want to live in.
As far as being a father, he told Zayn Lowe,
I wanted to be a dad, like, last year. Im ready, lets go tour bus babies, little fat, chubby babies that merely walk around.
OK, these two are adorable. Please, please, please walk the red carpet together on Sunday. I want official couple pics before “youre starting” that tour bus household!