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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
Theories in the British press have speculated the baby is named for a character in author Phil Pullman's series "His Dark Materials." In the past, Sheeran has expressed admiration for the books, which feature heroine Lyra Belacqua.
Sheeran is also a known cruiser. He recorded part of his album, "Divide", during a transatlantic crossing on Cunard's Queen Mary 2, a process that was captured in the documentary Songwriter. He built a studio on the ship because the producer, Benny Blanco, refused to fly.Sheeran told media that the formality of QM2 kept him from eating in the dining room without a jacket, but that he took many photos with the crew. "My biggest market in the world is the Philippines, and every staff member on the boat was Filipino so I just had a wave of people come to my room every five minutes asking for selfies," he said. Cruise Critic sends Sheeran, his wife and baby Lyra Antarctica best wishes.