Fans of the popular singer-songwriter were both delighted and devastated when Ed Sheeran announced that he would be marrying his love and long-time friend, Cherry Seaborn.
Sheeran shared the happy news on Instagram, revealing that he had popped the big question at the end of 2017.
He and his beau have had a whirlwind romance, and Seaborn has made her way into several of Sheeran’s major hits.
The two of them knew each other in high school, and developed a close friendship. However, when Seaborn moved away for school they spent many years apart, not reconnecting until Sheeran gained international fame for his breakout album, “x” (multiply).
However, it would appear that his decision to marry the love of his life was no spontaneous move on the singer’s part. In fact, he may have hinted at his engagement with help from his pop star friend Taylor Swift months ago.
Love isn’t always easy. Two people with a limitless emotional connection may just be with each other at the wrong time in their lives, or be in a rough patch that threatens to rip them apart for good.
While there are plenty of stories of partners finding themselves unable to ever be around each other again, sometimes, true love finds it’s way back, no matter the distance.
For Jeffrey Agan Sr., he knew that when he was divorced from his ex-wife Lorrie, his life had taken an abrupt wrong turn.
He did a lot of soul-searching, realized that he had mental health issues that had now become a problem not just for himself, but for his whole family. He found poetry, and used it to come to terms with his problems and used it to heal.
The couple were apart for three years, after a terrible falling out. However, six months ago, they managed to reconcile some differences and tried dating again.
This Christmas, surrounded by their family, Jeffrey knew he had to take a chance. His son started recording and captured every moment.
Supermodel Christie Brinkley and singer Billy Joel may no longer be married, but for decades, they managed to put aside their differences and co-parent their daughter, Alexa Ray.
Alexa was born to the celebrity couple in December 1985, the same year they tied the knot. The couple parted ways in 1994, and both moved on with other partners and had other children, but they chose to remain on friendly terms for the sake of their daughter.
“…we had Alexa together and we knew that was going to bind us together for life so we wanted to make our divorce work,” Christie explained in an interview with Wendy Williams. “Of course as you’re going through it, you know, you can get a little bit raw, but you cannot find him saying a bad word about me or me saying a bad word about him, no matter what happens.”
Over the years, Alexa has been spotted accompanying her parents to red carpet events, performances, and other public engagements. It wasn’t long before she began to step out of the shadows of her famous parents.
Having been brought up around music, Alexa knew she wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps. From a young age, Joel didn’t hold back from giving his daughter “a unique inside-peek into the songwriting process,” and in turn Alexa developed writing skills similar to her father’s.
By the time she was 15, she was writing full songs with piano accompaniment and some poetry.
In 2005, when she was just 19-years-old, Alexa formed a band and performed her first live show in New Jersey. She has since played hundreds of shows and embarked on many tours. She also released a six-song EP the following year, and joined her father onstage a couple of times.
However, life in the limelight wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies for Alexa. In 2009, she ingested an excessive amount of a homeopathic drug called Traumeel. The Ibuprofen was said to have no active ingredient and a toxicologist confirmed that she did not overdose. When asked about the incident, Alexa clarified that she wasn’t trying to kill herself, she was suffering a panic attack after a horrible breakup and wanted to “numb” the pain.
It took four years but Alexa’s broken heart began to heal when she met restaurant owner Ryan Gleason. The pair have been dating since 2013, and have recently become engaged.
The happy couple revealed the news of their New Year’s Day engagement on Instagram and Brinkley had the sweetest reaction.
The world was stunned Monday morning by the news of Prince Harry and Meaghan Markle’s engagement. The young couple have been dating for nearly two years and their relationship has been the epitome of a modern fairy-tale.
Meghan is an American actress who had previously been married, and is known not just for her role on the hit TV series Suits, but also for her charity work with World Vision. Prince Harry has spent 10 years in the British army, and has performed many diplomatic duties across the world on behalf of the royal family.
The couple met in Toronto, Canada and kept their introduction hidden from the media while they began to develop feelings for one another. Their secret love made it all the more romantic when the rest of the world discovered it six months after it began in 2016.
It was only two months ago in September that the young bride-to-be finally met her future mother-in-law. The meeting must have been nerve-wracking for Meghan, especially since it appears this is when Prince Harry asked for his Queen’s (and more importantly, his grandmother’s) permission to marry the love of his life.
Now that the upcoming nuptials have been announced, let’s take a look back at some of the other exciting engagements between our favorite royal couples of the past!
The two closest in line to the throne of England also had a beautiful start to their story. They met at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland as students, and dated periodically for many years before the time came for the big question.
Prince William also made sure to ask his grandmother’s permission as well as his wife’s father, who both gave it gladly. To make the proposal even more intimate, the prince gave his betrothed the brilliant blue sapphire ring that belonged to his mother, the late Princess Diana.
The summer wedding of 2011 was broadcast all over the world to audiences eager to welcome Kate into Buckingham Palace. More royals were welcomed there over the years, as the two newly-weds have begun building their family with a beautiful boy and girl, with a third on the way!
Let’s take a look back at the engagements of the past…