While Taylor Swift, Tom Hiddleston, and her best pals were having the time of their lives at her epic Fourth of July party, the weekend also held a relationship milestone for Ed Sheeran and his girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn. Over the same love-packed weekend, Swift also celebrated her bestie Abigail Anderson's engagement and trained eyes will notice a "Happy 1st Ed-iver-Cherry!" banner in the background, with Sheeran and Seaborn kissing underneath. Since they've been together for a year now (to my surprise), I wondered: What does Cherry Seaborn do?
The first thing that many fans might realize about Seaborn is that she is not in the entertainment business and is pretty much a "normal" person, so it is quite refreshing to see someone of Sheeran's fame find love with someone who is not a celebrity. What's interesting about Seaborn and Sheeran is that they were apparently friends way back in high school, and according to what appears to be her LinkedIn, Seaborn is currently living and working in New York City as an "advisory consultant."
According to The Mirror, Seaborn is English and went to school with Sheeran at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk. While it's unclear if they were friends for all those years in between then and now, they obviously rekindled something in the past year. In March 2015, news came out that Sheeran split from his girlfriend Athina Andrelos, so it seems like he started hanging out with Seaborn a few months after that. (If July is indeed their one-year anniversary.) This new couple was first photographed together in early September, while Sheeran was visiting New York City, which supports the idea that Seaborn is currently based in NYC.
According to Seaborn's LinkedIn, she is an Advisory Consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLP in New York. On their official site, Deloitte explains it is an organization with "more than 225,000 people in 150 countries, providing audit, tax, legal, financial advisory, enterprise risk, and consulting services." Phew! That's certainly a mouthful, so it's pretty obvious that Seaborn had to be very qualified to get such a sweet gig. In fact, according to LinkedIn, Seaborn attended Durham University in the U.K. from 2010 through 2013, and then went on to get her masters degree in Management Studies at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, in Durham, North Carolina!
Per LinkedIn, while she was at Duke, Seaborn was on the Varsity hockey team after playing for many years at Durham University. She once told Duke Today in 2013 that she planned on getting a job in the United States, and that seems to have happened.
Even though she has a her own job, Seaborn has taken time off to travel with her boyfriend as he has been enjoying his time off. In December 2015, Sheeran announced that he would take a social media break to enjoy his life and travel the world after touring for 16 months. In May, Seaborn joined Sheeran in Australia, and they were later spotted backstage at a Little Mix gig in Milan, Italy, so they've definitely been taking advantage of this summer together.
By all accounts, Sheeran and Seaborn are enjoying their time together. Good luck to them!