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Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry Seaborn welcome baby girl

And they've given their little angel a rather unusual name.

Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry Seaborn have welcomed a baby girl into the world.

Ed, 29, revealed that Cherry, 28, gave birth to a healthy girl last week.

The Shape Of You singer shared the exciting news on social media.

Addressing his some 3.1 million Instagram followers, he posted an adorable snap of a knitted blanket and a tiny pair of socks.

He posted a lengthy caption which includes their little tot’s very unusual name.

Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn have chosen a quirky name for their baby

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Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn are believed to have known one another since childhood (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Their daughter is called Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.

Ed wrote: “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.

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“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.”

His army of fans rushed to congratulate the couple on their new family member.

Ed and Cherry started dating back in 2015

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Cherry has given birth to a little girl called Lyra (Credit: SplashNews.com)

One user wrote: “Omg yes! So happy for you both!” and another gushed: “Congratulations you both. And welcome to the world baby Lyra.”

This was Ed’s first social media post in nine months.

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He had likely taken a break from social media during Cherry’s pregnancy.

Ed also announced a break from music at Christmas, after two and a half years of touring.

A source previously told The Sun that the couple spent much of lockdown in Norfolk – quietly enjoying Cherry’s pregnancy.

The source said: “Ed and Cherry are over the moon. They’re very excited, but have kept things very low key.

“Lockdown was a perfect excuse not to be seen out and about too much, but things are getting closer and the excitement has been building so they have started telling friends and family.

“They’re just making the last of the preparations at home, and the baby is expected later this summer.”

Ed reportedly started dating Cherry back in 2015. They are believed to have been friends since childhood.

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