"Well, I became a dad and I feel like my lifestyle shift has changed," said Sheeran, who is enjoying being a father to Lyra.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on July 2, 2021. It has since been updated.
Ed Sheeran seems to be enjoying fatherhood. The singer can't seem to stop talking about being a father, ever since he and his wife Cherry Seaborn welcomed their first child, baby daughter Lyra Antarctica, in August 2020. “It is the best thing that’s ever happened to me,” he recently said on SiriusXM, adding, “I think there are so many different sides and shapes to it. There’s difficult days, there’s amazing, easy days. It’s just a rollercoaster of emotions," he continued. "I know that sounds like a cliché thing to say but it’s amazing. I love it.” Apart from cherishing these wonderful moments with his beautiful daughter, Sheeran admits that being a parent has brought in some routine to his life.
When he appeared on The Late Late Show, the 30-year-old Grammy winner looked great, which prompted James Corden to ask the Shape of You singer: "You're looking fantastic! Are you on some kind of health kick? Well, I became a dad and I feel like my lifestyle shift has changed. Instead of going to bed at six [a.m.], I'm getting up at four," Sheeran said with a laugh. "It just feels like what life was meant to be. It's great," he added about life with baby. "My days are structured."
He's also introduced healthy living into his routine. "I'm healthier than I've ever been. I'm exercising every day," Sheeran continued. "I'm spending so much time at home making the record. Yeah, I feel like a human being. It's good." Now, the best part must be that Lyra actually persuaded him with all her adorableness to pick up his guitar, as he'd stepped away from the instrument after his world tour that ended in 2019.
"I actually didn't touch the guitar for months after my tour finished," the Castle On The Hill singer said. "I kind of had a crisis of confidence of like, I wanted to not work, but then I was like, 'Work is my hobby.' So I basically had to find different things that I had as hobbies so it wasn't just all [music.] So I didn't touch a guitar for ages."
"Actually, when Lyra was born, that's when I picked it up again and started singing to her," he recalled. But, Sheeran doesn't sing the lullabies we grew up listening to. He instead opts for ballads sentimental to his own upbringing. "I was brought up on traditional Irish folk music and being able to sing trad songs to her was really, really sweet," he said. Though he's content with his family for now, Sheeran doesn't mind having more children, especially daughters.
"I would obviously be super grateful to be able to have any more kids, but I think girls are far superior to boys. As a boy myself, I feel like I can say this," says Sheeran on Kannon's podcast Open House Party earlier this week. "I feel like we were so lucky to be able to have one that I think I would obviously love more. But I think we're so lucky to just have one. So if nothing else happens, I'm so happy, basically."
The proud father can't help fawning over Lyra, who is busy "just being cute," and her recent milestones including "making attempts to crawl" and "babbling."
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