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Ed Sheeran reveals having his daughter was a ‘blessing’ after struggling to conceive

‘It was a blessing’: Ed Sheeran reveals having daughter Lyra was a ‘miracle’ after struggling to conceive with wife Cherry and considering IVF


Ed Sheeran has revealed having his daughter Lyra Antarctica was a ‘blessing’ and a ‘miracle’ after struggling to conceive with his wife Cherry Seaborn. 

The singer, 30, told how the couple had booked doctors appointments to check everything was okay after ‘trying to have a kid for a while’.

They then welcomed their first child last August, after conceiving naturally during a holiday in 2019 to Antarctica – which inspired the unusual name.    

Expanding their family: Ed Sheeran has revealed having his daughter Lyra Antarctica was a ‘blessing’ and a ‘miracle’ after struggling to conceive with his wife Cherry Seaborn

He told US radio’s The Breakfast Club: ‘We had tried for a while to have a kid, and we’d started going to doctors and figuring out what was up.

‘I did think it was a miracle, so that’s why I was like, we should have this in the name.

‘A lot of it is mental. It’s about relaxing. So many of my friends have been trying different things like IVF or making sure you’re having sex at the right time on the right day, and then they go to a wedding and get p*ssed and relax and they get pregnant.’  

He added: ‘It’s not a given. It is a real blessing when it happens.’

Tough: The singer, 30, told how the couple had booked doctors appointments to check everything was okay after 'trying to have a kid for a while' (pictured announcing her birth)

Tough: The singer, 30, told how the couple had booked doctors appointments to check everything was okay after ‘trying to have a kid for a while’ (pictured announcing her birth)  

But he admitted Lyra might not like hearing why she got the moniker. ‘She’ll get older and be like, ‘Urgh’!’ Ed said.

It comes after earlier this week Ed revealed that Elton John regularly phoned him to ‘check in’ after he became a new dad.

Speaking on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the star told how he and Elton, 74, ‘speak all the time’ as he discussed their Christmas song collaboration.  

Happy: They then welcomed their first child last August, after conceiving naturally during a holiday in 2019 to Antarctica - which inspired the unusual name (pictured in 2018)

Happy: They then welcomed their first child last August, after conceiving naturally during a holiday in 2019 to Antarctica – which inspired the unusual name (pictured in 2018)  

He explained of their friendship: ‘When I had my daughter he would ring me once a week just to check up on me with being a new dad. 

‘And then I had a friend pass away and he started ringing me everyday to check up on me.

‘So we speak all the time, I spoke to him this morning and I’ll speak to him tomorrow. 

‘When his song came out Cold Heart with Dua Lipa he was so excited and buzzing he was like ‘Wow I’m 74 and I’m top 20′ and then it climbed up and up.’

He said of their festive collaboration: ‘We’ve got a Christmas song together. Step Into Christmas gets higher and higher in the charts each year and he was like ‘I wanna do another Christmas song’. 

‘I had always been against doing a Christmas song and if you’re going to do it then you have to throw the kitchen sink at it, do it properly. I went to stay with him and we wrote three!’  

Struggle: He told US radio's The Breakfast Club: 'We had tried for a while to have a kid, and we'd started going to doctors and figuring out what was up'

Struggle: He told US radio’s The Breakfast Club: ‘We had tried for a while to have a kid, and we’d started going to doctors and figuring out what was up’ 

He also offered a rare glimpse into life with his daughter, who was backstage as he filmed the chat show, saying that she has learnt to call him ‘Dada’. 

He said: ‘She says Dada and points at me. And I’m like okay yay now she knows. But before she just said Dada and would like point at an orange or something.  

‘She’s backstage, she’s one now. My wife and I were just reminiscing as last time I did Fallon we went on our second date afterward and now look at us!’   

Pals: It comes after earlier this week Ed revealed on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon (pictured) that Elton John regularly phoned him to 'check in' after he became a new dad

Pals: It comes after earlier this week Ed revealed on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon (pictured) that Elton John regularly phoned him to ‘check in’ after he became a new dad

Fallon then asked if he played her his music yet to which he said: ‘We haven’t quite got to Baby Shark yet!’

It comes after Ed contracted Covid-19 last month and had been forced to isolate with his daughter who also tested positive for the virus. 

Ed also recently announced he will perform on Saturday Night Live. 

Close: Speaking on the chat show, the star told how he and Elton, 74, 'speak all the time' as he discussed their Christmas song collaboration (pictured in 2013)

Close: Speaking on the chat show, the star told how he and Elton, 74, ‘speak all the time’ as he discussed their Christmas song collaboration (pictured in 2013)

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