Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn are celebrating the birth of their first child, a baby girl.

The singer-songwriter shared the couple's happy news on Instagram, posting a photo of a blanket and baby socks - and revealing their daughter's name.

He 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," he continued.

"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."

In July 2019, Sheeran confirmed that he and Seaborn had wed. It was first reported in February of that year that they had tied the knot a few days before Christmas 2018. Sheeran and Seaborn's engagement was announced in January 2018. The couple first met when they were in secondary school together in Suffolk in the UK.

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