2017 was quite the rollercoaster of a year for Ed Sheeran. Between fracturing both of his arms, revealing that he once battled substance abuse, and becoming the center of a Taylor Swift conspiracy theory, there were plenty of ups and down to be had. He’s starting 2018 off on a MAJOR high, however, as the 26-year-old has just revealed that he’s engaged!

Taking to Instagram to show off an adorbs photo of himself kissing longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, wrapping his arms around her as she smiles from ear to ear, the Grammy winner (who has been the subject of engagement speculation for some time now) confirmed the news was the real deal this time around, saying, “Got myself a fiancée just before new year.”

The songwriter then gave us a big dose of signature Sheeran humor, adding, “We are very happy and in love, and our cats [Calipo and Dorito] are chuffed as well xx.”

Adding to the adorableness of the scene was the fact that, as fans soon noticed, the British crooner’s fiancée was also wearing one of his old sweaters. Awwww!

The “Shape of You” singer and 25-year-old Seaborn, who works as a risk advisory consultant, have known each other since they were kids, but only began dating in 2015. In March, he shared the details of their dreamy love story with Peoplerevealing, “I’ve known Cherry since I was 11. She worked on Wall Street in New York, and I had like six shows [around New York in 2015]. It was around then, and we reconnected.”

Congrats to the happy couple!

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