Ed Sheeran shocks fans with big baby news out of the blue

London, UK - He kept this news to himself for a whole nine months, but now the genie's out of the bottle: Ed Sheeran is officially a dad for the second time!

Ed Sheeran is a dad again for the second time after his wife gave birth to a daughter.
Ed Sheeran is a dad again for the second time after his wife gave birth to a daughter.  © Collage: Theo Wargo / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP & screenshot/Instagram/teddysphotos

The Shape of You singer shared the big news in an Instagram post on Thursday. It features a pair of white baby socks and a heartwarming caption: "Want to let you all know we’ve had another beautiful baby girl. We are both so in love with her, and over the moon to be a family of 4 x"

The announcement came as a big surprise to everyone, with Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn successfully keeping everything on the down low for her entire pregnancy. Fans were left gobsmacked, with one Instagram user summing it all up in one all-caps word: "WHAT".

The couple already has a daughter together – Lyra Antarctica was born on September 1, 2020. The proud dad made it official with a similar sock pic back then too.

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As for the name of this new bundle of joy, Sheeran decided to keep everyone waiting for a while longer.

It's been another busy year for the 31-year-old pop star so far, albeit for different reasons than he's probably used to. In April, Sheeran scored a big legal victory in a plagiarism lawsuit brought against him over the hit song Shape of You.

Cover photo: Collage: Theo Wargo / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP & screenshot/Instagram/teddysphotos

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