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25th Jun 2021

Ed Sheeran reveals that he began Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid’s romance

Ever wonder how they met?

Ed Sheeran has admitted that it was him that introduced the pair, and the rest was history.

Speaking on The Hits Radio Breakfast Show with Fleur East, Ed told the story of how his good friend Johnny started his romance with the Friends star.

He said: “I introduced her to my best mate Johnny, who I wrote Shape Of You and Bad Habits with.”


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Ed also revealed that the Snow Patrol guitarist is his daughter Lyra’s godfather.

“He’s also godfather to Lyra, but yeah, I introduced them like nine years ago.”

“She just invited me round her house and I just kept going round and then one day I brought Johnny and he didn’t come home.”

Speaking more about his new daughter that he and wife Cherry Seaborn welcomed last September, Ed revealed why they chose Antartica as her middle name.

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He said: “Me and Cherry always wanted to go to Antarctica, it was always on our list.”

“It’s the one continent I haven’t gone to… So we went there and it’s just an amazing place, it’s really special to us, and obviously we got home and Cherry was pregnant.”

“It was just something we wanted to have in her name. I know people see it as a weird thing, but like… I mean it’s less about where she was made and more about it being special.”

“I just wanted to have a connection to it… I understand it’s awkward for kids to grow up and then she’ll watch this interview and be ‘eww’.”