Ed Sheeran Helps Friend Propose During Soundcheck

It's no secret that Ed Sheeran is an all-around great guy. You kind of have to be a stellar fella in order to be Taylor Swift's BFF/No. One third wheel. Over the weekend, Ed Sheeran out Ed Sheeran-ed himself by singing an acoustic version of his song “Tenerife Sea” while a fellow musician friend got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend. The couple, Jake Roch of the band Rixton and Jesy Nelson of Little Mix were in the middle of soundcheck at Manchester Arena when Sheeran popped on stage and started strumming this romantic tune. Moments later, the couple was engaged.

Nelson gushed on her Instagram writing, "I cannot believe what has just happened! The most surreal moment of my life and everyone that I love most was there to share it with us! I feel like the luckiest girl in the world rite now literally cannot stop crying! Future Mrs Roche." The glowing groom-to-be also shared his excitement and gratitude by tweeting, "Travelled 5 hours to sing our favourite song on his day off. I will never ever be able to repay you. Love you pal. @edsheeran." In true Ed Sheeran form his response was equally sweet and funny, "@Jake_Rixton my absolute pleasure. Thanks for the KFC." A real gentleman, that Ed Sheeran.

Sheeran brings out the sap in all of us. His super sweet love songs would turn even the hardest of curmudgeons into a pile of goo. So when it comes to life's most romantic moments, we can all turn to Ed Sheeran for some mushy-gushy inspiration. If you need a little Sheeran help in your own love story, here are some Ed Sheeran songs that would make perfect picks for a newlywed couple's first dance:

"Tenerife Sea"

Loveliest Lyric: Should this be the last thing I see, I want you to know it's enough for me. 'Cause all that you are is all that I'll ever need."

"Thinking Out Loud"

Loveliest Lyric: "And, darling, I will be loving you 'til we're 70. And, baby, my heart could still fall as hard at 23."

"All of the Stars"

Loveliest Lyric: "But both of our hearts believe all of these stars will guide us home."


Loveliest Lyric: "Take my hand and my heart and soul, I will only have these eyes for you."


Loveliest Lyric: So you can keep me inside the pocket of your ripped jeans. Holdin' me closer, 'til our eyes meet. You won't ever be alone."


Loveliest Lyric: "You are the earth that I will stand upon, you are the words that I will sing."

"I Will Take You Home"

Loveliest Lyric: Honey it's cold outside, your jumper is torn, but darling hold on tight, I will keep you warm."