Singer song-writer Ed Sheeran has told The Times UK that he decided to put his girlfriend, 24-year-old financial consultant Cherry Seaborn, to the test on their second official date, to see if they were actually compatible.
Oh, um. Cool. That sounds fun.
You see, Sheeran is very important and also incredibly famous, and he needs a girlfriend who can… deal with that.
So, for their second date, Sheeran, 26, invited Seaborn to a gala where he was to accept an award.
Sheeran then proceeded to leave Seaborn COMPLETELY ALONE for two whole hours to “test” her and see if she could hold her own without him there to look after her.
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Spoiler: She could, because she is a fully grown adult woman.
In Sheeran’s words, “One of the main points of being in a relationship with me, you have to be really sociable and good at talking to people, because I will be dragged away loads at parties and events. And Cherry’s perfect at it. She makes friends with everyone.”
The pair have been dating since 2015, and although most of their relationship has been long distance, Seaborn has now moved to the UK from the US to be with Sheeran.
There is no news yet as to whether Seaborn then took Sheeran to one of her financial consulting events as punishment, where she left him speaking to a group of people about exchange rates and, um, analytics etc.