Ed Sheeran is notoriously private.
And a secret message the hitmaker – who has just welcomed a baby girl named Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran with wife Cherry Seaborn – sent to X Factor twins Jedward about his new tot has been shared online by the reality TV duo.
The Irish singers – real names – John and Edward Grimes – took to Twitter on Tuesday to share a screenshot of the DM sent to them from Ed and to gush over the new addition.
The snap of the message from the Perfect musician, penned on Monday, read: “I love you guys. Sorry I’ve been off socials for so long, just popping in to tell you you’re awesome and hope to see you soon! I’ve got a daughter now by the way, you’re gonna love her Xxx”
Following the news breaking of Ed and Cherry’s little girl being born, Jedward revealed the message and typed next to it: “Hi Twitter @Edsheeran has some news for you and us️ we kept it a secret obviously Welcome Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.”
Ed and Jedward’s unlikely friendship goes way back and the trio grew close when they randomly crossed paths in Tornoto, Canada, years ago.
Detailing the encounter, Ed told the Irish Sun at the time: “So I shouted out to them, ‘Jedward’ and took them in my car and we went to my hotel.
“Then they just started being Jedward and buying Justin Timberlake vinyls on eBay, like loads of them at once.”
And proving that he likes the boys, he added: “I love Jedward, it’s like a puppy, there is no way you can dislike Jedward.”
Doting dad Ed announced Lyra’s birth on Instagram on Tuesday, writing: “Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you…
“Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter – Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.
“We are completely in love with her. Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here.
“We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Lots of love and I’ll see you when it’s time to come back, Ed x.”
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