Ed Sheeran 'so in love' as he quietly welcomes second baby girl

Watch: Ed Sheeran announces birth of second daughter with wife Cherry Seaborn

Ed Sheeran has announced that he and his wife Cherry Seaborn have quietly welcomed another baby girl.

The 'Shape Of You' singer - who is already dad to one-year-old daughter Lyra Antarctica - shared the news on Instagram, saying that they were "so in love" with their new arrival.

Posting a picture of a little pair of white baby socks on a blanket, he told his fans: "Want to let you all know we’ve had another beautiful baby girl.

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Ed Sheeran on stage during the the Brit Awards 2022 at the O2 Arena, London. Picture date: Tuesday February 8, 2022. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/EmpicsEDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO MERCHANDISING.
Ed Sheeran is now a father of two. (Matt Crossick/Empics)

"We are both so in love with her, and over the moon to be a family of 4 x."

Sheeran, 31, didn't say when the baby was born and didn't reveal her name.

The picture was similar to the one the star shared when he and Cherry announced the arrival of Lyra in 2020, with the same blanket but a different pair of socks.

The news will have come as a surprise to fans, as it wasn't known that the couple were expecting.

The singer tends to keep his private life to himself.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY)  Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn during The BRIT Awards 2022 at The O2 Arena on February 08, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by JMEnternational/Getty Images)
Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn were childhood sweethearts. (JMEnternational/Getty Images)

He and Cherry were childhood sweethearts and tied the knot early in 2019.

However, Sheeran didn't confirm their marriage until after they had got married.

The star later said on the Table Manners podcast that it was a "tiny affair".

EDITORIAL USE ONLY Ed Sheeran performing on stage at Boucher Road Playing Fields in Belfast. Picture date: Thursday May 12, 2022.
The star on stage. (PA)

"No one knew, no one came to it, we lit candles and we got married, went back and had a curry," he said.

Sheeran and Seaborn also kept quiet about expecting Lyra.

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She was born in August, not long after rumours started swirling about the chart-topper and his wife expecting a baby.