OVER the past year, the relationship between old school friends Cherry Seaborn and Ed Sheeran has blossomed.
The singer, who triumphed at this year's Glastonbury and whose latest album Divide was released in March, has said he feels “pretty good” about the possibility of marrying his ‘childhood sweetheart’- so who is she?
British Cherry met Ed Sheeran at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk, where the crooner is believed to have had a crush on his classmate.
The pair finished their secondary education there.
Cherry then attended Duke University, which is located in Durham, North Carolina.
After months of dealing with a long distance relationship with Ed, The Sun exclusively revealed that the 24-year-old had moved back to the UK from the US to be with the Divide singer in December.
During her time in the States, Cherry impressed her peers with her incredible hockey ability.
She even led her hockey team to back-to-back British University championships in 2012 and 2013.
On Duke’s official website, Cherry said: "Ever since I was in high school I've always wanted to study in the United States.
"I looked into different schools that were good academically and also at hockey, and Duke was one that really jumped out at me.
"I made my decision purely based on recommendations.
"Duke has such a good name in England, and there were a lot of people who told me to go there. There were also some English girls , so I talked to them too."
Before Cherry returned back to British soil, it was rumoured that she worked as an Advisory Consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLP in New York.
It’s believed that the loved-up couple have been in a relationship since 2015.
At first, they kept their dating life under wraps.
But the couple were pictured kissing for the first time back in July when his close friend Taylor Swift threw them a party to celebrate their one year anniversary.
It's clear things are getting serious between the pair as he has hinted he might like to tie the knot with the hockey player in the future.
When asked if his relationship with Cherry has the potential to be a "marriage thing", the 25-year-old said: "I'm pretty…yeah I feel pretty good about it."
Ed also confessed he'd "love" to start a family with his old school pal.
During an appearance on Australian radio show The Kyle and Jackie O Show, Ed said: "Yeah, potentially. I would like some kids."
And although Ed and Cherry don't have any sprogs just yet, they are living together – and have pet cats to parent.
Ed also previously gushed about being "ready" for fatherhood.
He said when asked if he was excited to become a dad in the future: "Massively, yeah. I wanted to be a dad, like, last year.
"I'm ready, let's go – tour bus babies, little fat, chubby babies that just walk around."
But, the singer was recently forced to deny that the pair had already become engaged after Russell Crowe referred to Cherry as Ed's "fiancee".
Ed said: “You know, he’s only met Cherry once and I didn’t introduce her… I didn’t say anything.
“I think he just assumed. But no, we’re not engaged.”
Taylor also held the bash to celebrate her best friend Abigail’s engagement to her boyfriend Matt and as they all pose together, Ed and Cherry can be seen kissing in the background.
The pair have also been spotted at a number of different events, including when they went to a Mets game together in 2015.
Gentleman Ed even went barefoot after the 2017 BRITS having lent Cherry his trainers when the heel on her shoes broke dancing at the after party.