Ed Sheeran has revealed his wife Cherry has given birth to their daughter.
The Shape Of You’s hitmaker’s wife welcomed their daughter Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran last week.
Proud new dad Ed, 29, happily shared the news with his 31.1million fans on his Instagram account on Tuesday.
In a loving message, the redhead singer revealed the couple were “completely in love with her”.
Ed gushed his wife and baby were “doing amazing” while he celebrated they were on “cloud nine”.
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.
“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.”
It’s believed Ed’s name choice stems from his love of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, which has been turned into a BBC1 drama and features a young protagonist of the same name.
The couple kept their pregnancy a secret as much as possible as they didn’t go public with their happy news until their daughter was born.
Finally Ed confirmed the pregnancy rumours which had begun swirling on the showbiz circuit recently.
His tattooist Kevin, who owns Kevin Paul Tattoo Studio in Derby, revealed Ed had been planning to get a tattoo when his baby arrived.
The artist, who has worked on Ed’s body art since 2012, thought the redhead would opt for the special tattoo on his back.
“He has always planned to get tattoos for his kids – being a dad is something that he has always spoken about and the most important thing in his life,” he told The Sun.
“Ed hasn’t said what he will get – I’m sure that will be down to if it’s a boy or a girl and what they end up naming them.
“I’m sure he will do something pretty bonkers like the rest of his tattoos! I think it’ll be on his back – he has half-covered his back now, but he’s kept the tattoos private as it’s all personal stuff.”
Lockdown gave the couple an excuse not to be seen out but it’s believed recently they started telling friends and family.
Ed and Cherry have maintained a low-key romance while in the limelight.
They were married in a private ceremony at their Suffolk home at Christmas 2018.