Ed Sheeran and his wife, Cheery Seaborn, have welcomed a baby girl.

The newborn's name is Lyra.

The singer made the announcement on Instagram.

He shared a picture of booties and a baby blanket with a very sweet messgae.

He wrote: "Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you…

"Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter – Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.

"We are completely in love with her.

"Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here.

"We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Lots of love and I’ll see you when it’s time to come back, Ed x."

Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn have been private about their life together for years.

They married in secret back in 2018 after reconnecting in 2014.

Seaborn's pregnancy with their first child was also kept a secret.

The Sun broke the story, reporting that thanks to lockdown, they managed to keep the news of their impending arrival discrete.

A source said: "Ed and Cherry are over the moon. They’re very excited, but have kept things very low key.

"Lockdown was a perfect excuse not to be seen out and about too much, but things are getting closer and the excitement has been building so they have started telling friends and family."

Jedward were among the first to congratulate the couple on Lyra's birth.