LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - British singer-songwriter Ed
Sheeran said on Tuesday his wife had given birth to the couple's
first child, a girl who they had named "Lyra Antarctica Seaborn
"Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team,
Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter," the
record-breaking musician said on Instagram alongside a photo of
a pair of tiny socks.
"Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud
nine over here."
The 29-year-old singer is the most successful British artist
of the last decade, spending a total of 79 weeks at the top of
the charts with eight no.1 singles, including the global smash
"Shape of You", and four studio albums.
He married childhood school friend Cherry Seaborn in January
2019, according to the video for his song "Put It All On Me".
Lyra is the name of the protagonist in Philip Pullman's "His
Dark Materials", a trilogy that Sheeran choose as his book on
the BBC radio programme "Desert Island Discs" in 2017.
(Reporting by Paul Sandle
Editing by Alexandra Hudson)