Singer Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry have secretly had their second child after keeping news of the pregnancy under wraps for the full nine months.
Cherry gave birth to a daughter, a sister for first-born Lyra who is two in September.
In a touching announcement, Shape of You singer Ed — Britain’s biggest hitmaker — said the couple are “both so in love” with the tot, who is yet to be named.
Ed, 31, shared a snap of a baby’s booties in an incubator, mirroring the pic of tiny socks he used when revealing Lyra’s birth.
And he gushed: “I want to let you all know we’ve had another beautiful baby girl.
“We are both so in love with her, and over the moon to now be a family of four.”
Last year, he told The Sun he hoped to expand his family. But the couple are understood to have confided only their very closest family about their pregnancy.
Mum was the word for Lyra’s birth too, with them managing to keep it a secret until two weeks before her birth. But that was easier because of lockdown.
A source explained: “He just feels when you’re in the public eye a huge amount, these things are even more special if you can keep them quiet.
“They’ve done an incredible job to keep it all under wraps, but finally it’s time to share their happy news now that their baby has arrived safely.
“It’s testament to the people he loves and works with that this never leaked out — it’s almost unheard of in showbiz.”
Ed only recently completed the first leg of a world tour, and is back on the road again next Thursday in Cardiff. He then travels the UK and heads to Europe.
A spokeswoman confirmed: “Ed and Cherry recently welcomed a beautiful baby girl and are on cloud nine.
“They’re so excited for Lyra to have a little sister and the four of them are currently enjoying some precious family time before Ed heads back on tour.
“We are delighted for them, and we hope that you can respect their privacy at this special time.”
Ed is worth an estimated £250million after selling more than 150million records worldwide.
He has often credited business consultant Cherry with keeping him grounded. The couple — ex-high school friends and classmates often seen at Ipswich Town games — began dating in 2015.