Did Ed Sheeran secretly tie the knot?
Sheerios have been busy speculating whether the 25-year-old could have quietly married girlfriend Cherry Seaborn after popping up in a friend's Instagram photo wearing what looks an awful lot like a wedding band.
While Sheeran has remained radio silent on social media amid a well-deserved post-tour hiatus, a few eagle eyed fans were quick to recognize the ring as one Sheeran has worn -- albeit, on another finger -- in the past. In fact, it's possible that the fun-loving "Thinking Out Loud" singer could even be sending a cheeky message with the "Hoax" graphic on his t-shirt.
It's the same ring he wore on his middle finger in Japan.. I don't get all the fuss about a stupid ring.. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/IdY4BnE4Hp— Ed Sheeran Updates (@Ed_Sheeran_EU) July 25, 2016
Perhaps most telling, however, is a comment from musician Jovel, who posted the photo in question and whose daughter is shown sitting next to the pop star.
Asked by one fan, point-blank, "Is Ed married?!" Jovel responded simply, "No, hun."
Sheeran has, however, been putting his PDA out there recently, though perhaps unintentionally. Sheeran and Seaborn were just spotted making out in the background of one of Taylor Swift's Instagram posts which, at first glance, appears to be an engagement celebration for Swift's longtime pal Abigail Anderson. A closer look reveals a banner in the background, reading: "Happy 1st Ed-iver-Cherry!"
Swift sweetly called her pal out in the caption, writing "Love actually is all around" and tagging Sheeran.
It's been more than seven months since Sheeran announced his break from social media, promising fans that "the third album is on its way and is the best thing I have made thus far." No word yet on when he’ll deliver on that promise, but we can’t wait!