Singer Ed Sheeran announces engagement

INGLEWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 01: Ed Sheeran poses in the press room during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2017 presented by Capital One at The Forum on December 1, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ed Sheeran has announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.
The Grammy-winning singer posted a picture of the two on his Instagram page Saturday morning saying the two got engaged right before the new year. 
He said they are "very happy and in love" and that their "cats are chuffed as well."
Sheeran said last fall how Seaborn inspired his song "Perfect," which is Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. 
Sheeran and Seaborn were friends when the two attended school in Suffolk, England. They reconnected years later.