Ed Sheeran announced a new album, which will appear on May 5, 2023. Unfortunately, the joyful news for fans contained a note of bitterness. As the musician confessed, the material was created due to the traumatic experiences he had in his personal life. He was greatly influenced by diagnosed by his then-pregnant wife.
Ed Sheeran met his wife while still in high school. They live outside the celebrity world
Ed Sheeran is probably one of the most recognizable contemporary British singers. Winner of many awards enjoys unflagging sympathy, and also successfully avoids scandals, valuing privacy. In December 2018, he married Cherry Seabornwhom he met when they went to one of the high schools in London together. It is about her that many of the artist’s greatest hits are told, including song “Perfect”, so eagerly played at weddings.
What do we know about Sheeran’s muse? Cherry can boast of, among others: degree in molecular biology, as well as many years of semi-professional playing in the team field hockey. She started a romantic relationship with the musician only in 2015, while working for one of the New York corporations (he was on tour at the time). He still loves sports – the paparazzi have repeatedly “caught” Ed cheering for his wife from the stands.
Ed Sheeran already has two daughters. One of them has an unusual name
In 2018, they got married, which was kept secret from the media, however in 2020 their first daughter was born – Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran, whose name was inspired by the couple’s journey together. Together, they recognized Antarctica as “the most amazing place on earth”. In 2022, they became parents once again. Unfortunately, Cherry’s second pregnancy was not easy. Traumatic experiences from this period Sheeran decided to put on paper.
“I worked on ‘Subtract’ for a decade, trying to create the perfect acoustic album. I wrote and recorded hundreds of songs with a clear vision of this work,” he wrote on social media. “Later, in early 2022, a series of events changed my life, my mental health and ultimately my view of music and art. Writing songs is therapy for me. It helps give meaning to my feelings. So I wrote without thinking about what kind of song it would be.”
What exactly happened? As we learn from the rest of the post, Cherry was diagnosed with a tumor that could not be operated on due to her pregnancy.
“I was spiraling down a spiral of fear, depression and anxiety. I felt like I was drowning, with my head below the surface, looking up but unable to break through for air. As an artist, I didn’t feel like I could credibly place a piece of art into the world that didn’t reflect exactly where I am and how I need to express myself at this point in my life. This record is just that,” he wrote. Although it was reported that a child – a second girl – was born, her parents did not reveal her name. It is also not known how Sheeran’s wife is currently feeling and what the further prognosis is.