Did Ed Sheeran‘s girlfriend get longtime friend Taylor Swift‘s stamp of approval? “Well, our anniversary is her 4th of July party,” Sheeran, 26, tells PEOPLE of risk advisory consultant Cherry Seaborn, 24, whom he began dating in the summer of 2015 after Swift hosted them at her famous Independence Day fête at her Rhode Island home.“I’ve known Cherry since I was 11,” adds the “Shape of You” singer — whose third album “It was around then, and we reconnected.
Sheeran told RS that Seaborn inspired several of his new tracks, including the love ballad “Perfect,” and that he knew their relationship would last after he “tested” her on their second date by leaving her alone for a few hours at Adele’s manager’s birthday party. And I know the one person that’s going to remain constant is Cherry.We don't know how you feel about it, but the editors over here at , Ed alluded to the fact that while he was on tour with Taylor, life was pretty surreal. Ed said, "She's the nicest girl you'll ever meet, but on the field she's a f--king animal... Not only because she was the biggest star in the world, but because women, her friends in particular, would flock to him. I was this 22-year-old awkward British kid going on tour with the biggest artist in America, who has all these famous mates. One of the main points of being in a relationship with me, you have to be really f--king sociable and good at talking to people, because I will be dragged away loads at parties and events. The "Shape of You" singer has always been super private when it comes to the women he's dating, but he actually just dropped a major bombshell revealing that he's been involved with some girls in Taylor's squad. Ed opened up about his current girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, and what their relationship is like. However, those days for Ed are seemingly over because he has found a woman he truly loves. Seriously, this is a whole new side of Ed that fans have never seen before. Cherry, who is not a public figure – she plays field hockey and is a financial consultant in London – has stolen his heart for many different reasons. Not only did Ed reveal in the interview just how great Cherry is with his celebrity life, but how she will be in his life when no one the world cares about him anymore. ’ The rest is history.” When there's literally so much love around your only option is to make a room for all of your love banners & sing love songs to each other. Kudos to @teddysphotos for the photobomb of the year. ’ It’s cool.” In addition to providing a space for Sheeran’s relationship to blossom, Swift and Seaborn have become friends themselves, the “Castle on the Hill” singer says.A post shared by Abigail (Anderson) Lucier (@abigail_lauren) on Swift’s annual summer bashes have fueled headlines the past few years, with squad members from Karlie Kloss and Blake Lively to Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne descending on her estate for the holiday weekend. “Her and Taylor have hung out without me quite a few times; I think they have gal chats,” he says.Onstage, pop singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is known for performing romantic songs based on personal experiences, but offstage, his relationship history is a bit more mysterious.Sheeran has known his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn since high school, but before the pair started dating in 2015, the singer said he hooked up with a few of Taylor Swift’s celebrity friends while opening for her Red Tour."Taylor's world is celebrity," Sheeran told for his brand-new cover story. I would often find myself in situations just kind of waking up and looking over and being like, ' How the f--- did that happen? "There wasn't any truth to it whatsoever."Although Swift and Sheeran only see each other a handful of times a year now, they’ve remained close and Sheeran said he’d like to do a stadium tour where they perform each other’s songs for a night.“One of the main points of being in a relationship with me, you have to be really f–king sociable and good at talking to people, because I will be dragged away loads at parties and events,” he explained. She makes friends with everyone.” Sheeran even hinted that Seaborn could be the one during his interview with RS. I should just enjoy this while it’s there, but not let it become my reality.“It’s awesome meeting famous people,” the “Shape of You” singer said.