Ed Sheeran announces engagement to childhood friend Cherry Seaborn

Congratulations to Ed Sheeran who has found his “Perfect” better half.

The 26-year-old singer has announced that he is engaged to childhood friend Cherry Seaborn. The singer-songwriter took to social media Saturday to make the exciting announcement, posting the news on his Instagram account. Sheeran captioned a sweet snap of himself and Seaborn “Got myself a fiancée just before the new year.”

Keeping their relationship on the down low at first, they were first linked romantically on their one year anniversary when fellow singer Taylor Swift ousted them by sharing her best wishes to them on Instagram.

Sheeran and Seaborn have been dating for almost three years, but actually they go way back. The two met at school in Framlington, Suffolk where they grew up. Sheeran told PEOPLE in March, “I’ve known Cherry since I was 11. She worked on Wall Street in New York, and I had like six shows. It was around then, and we reconnected. I went on tour again, and then I went to Taylor’s 4th of July party. I was texting [Seaborn], and she was like, ‘I’m in Rhode Island at a 4th of July party,’ and I was like, ‘So am I.’ I kinda said to Taylor, ‘Can I invite one of my old schoolmates?’ The rest is history.”

In 2016 Sheeran took a year out of the spotlight before recording his hit album Divide.

“…All the pitfalls that people read about, I just found myself slipping into all of them,” the singer said on an episode of The Jonathan Ross Show late last year. “Mostly, like, substance abuse. I didn’t really notice it was happening. It just started gradually happening…”

Luckily Sheeran had Seaborn at his side, who helped his take a year to really make a change, “I think that was a real help grounding me,” he said of them moving in together.

Congrats, you two!