Jessie Ware reveals previously unknown detail about Ed Sheeran’s wedding to Cherry Seaborn

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Jessie Ware gave an unexpected insight into Ed Sheeran’s wedding  (Dave Benett)
Jessie Ware gave an unexpected insight into Ed Sheeran’s wedding (Dave Benett)

Jessie Ware gave an unexpected insight into Ed Sheeran’s wedding as she shared her recollections of close friend Jamal Edwards at a fundraiser in honour of the late SBTV founder’s memory.

Little is known about when Sheeran tied the knot with childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn.

According to The Sun, the pair married in a secret ceremony just before Christmas 2018 at his Suffolk estate, surrounded by a close group of family and friends.

Speaking to the Standard at the launch of the Jamal Edwards Self Believe Trust on Tuesday, Ware confirmed that not only were both she and Edwards present for the wedding, they danced together there.

Ed Sheeran pictured with wife Cherry Seaborn (Getty Images)
Ed Sheeran pictured with wife Cherry Seaborn (Getty Images)

Recalling her friendship with the music pioneer, she said: “Jamal was a huge supporter of everyone whether you were doing well or not, he was there to kind of gee you up and I really was so fond of him.

“He was always the warmest person in the room – he always had so much time for everybody,” she continued.

“We had a dance at Ed Sheeran’s wedding. He got me tickets for Chelsea – even though I’m a Manchester United fan, he was like, just that guy.

“We’d talk a lot, message, [he was] just a wonderful person,” she added.

Hollywood actor Terry Crews acted as host for the star-studded evening that saw the Say You Love Me Singer perform as part of a line-up including Sheeran, Max Cyrus and Queen Millz.

Jessie Ware attending the Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust gala in London (Dave Benett)
Jessie Ware attending the Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust gala in London (Dave Benett)

There was also a surprise appearance from Lewis Capaldi, who despite warning that he was losing his voice, wowed the audience with a rendition of his latest single Forget Me.

Also present were Edwards’ mother, Loose Women star Brenda Edwards, and his younger sister Tanisha Artman.

The inaugral event raised over £100,000 with Crews contributing £12,000 from his own pocket.

He became emotional at times as he spoke about his close bond with Edwards, who The Expendables star described as a “kindred spirit”.

Edwards from Acton, West London, died suddenly at the age of 31 in February.

Ed Sheeran pictured with Jamal Edwards’ mother Brenda Edwards and sister Tanisha Artman (Getty Images for Jamal Edwards S)
Ed Sheeran pictured with Jamal Edwards’ mother Brenda Edwards and sister Tanisha Artman (Getty Images for Jamal Edwards S)

His online platform provided early exposure to hit music artists such as Sheeran, Stormzy and Skepta.

He was chosen to be an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust in 2013 and made an MBE in 2015 by the Queen for his services to music.

The JESBT aims to continue to his work with the main focus to give young people the opportunity to thrive in the media industry.

In partnership with charity Centrepoint, the Trust is also developing a scholarship programme and back-to-work scheme for young people at risk of homelessness.

It will develop careers and opportunities in the media and secure accommodation to help young people move away from homelessness for good.

Jamal Edwards was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2015 (PA)
Jamal Edwards was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2015 (PA)

Asked what Edwards’ legacy will be, Ware replied: “I think it has already started, this is just the beginning, I mean, self belief – he embodied that and this is proof of that and I can’t wait to see what this charity does.”

“His legacy will be like, to believe in yourself and you can do anything.”

For more information on the Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust or to donate, visit www.jesbt.com