Fatherhood has been good for Ed Sheeran.
The English-born singer-songwriter, known for hits like “Thinking Out Loud” and “Shape of You,” talks about the change his young daughters have brought to his life.
in a Rolling Stone In the cover story published on Tuesday, Sheeran revealed that he and his wife, Cherry Seaborn, welcomed their 8-month-old daughter Jupiter last year.
The couple, who have known each other since they were 11 and have been married for four years, also share 2-year-old daughter Lyra.
However, prior to the birth of Jupiter, the couple faced fierce challenges and uncertainty. Six months into her pregnancy, Seaborn was diagnosed with a tumor that couldn’t be treated until after the baby was born, Sheeran revealed.
“There is nothing you can do about it. You feel so powerless, ”he confessed, while fortunately sharing that the birth of his daughter and his wife’s surgery were successful.
The four-time Grammy Award winner said having daughters led him to clean up his “party boy” ways, which included binge drinking and drug use that began in his early 20s.
“Two months before Lyra was born, Cherry said, ‘If my water breaks, do you really want someone else to take me to the hospital?’” she revealed. “Because she was drinking a lot. And that’s when she clicked. I was like, ‘No, actually, I really don’t. And I don’t want to get mad holding my son again. Always always.”
“Having a couple of beers is one thing. But having a bottle of vodka is something else,” continued Sheeran, 32. “It’s just a realization of, ‘I’m entering my 30s.’ Grow! You’ve gone to a party, you’ve had this experience. Be happy with that and be done. I love red wine, and I love beer. I don’t know an old rocker who isn’t alcoholic or sober, and I didn’t want to be either.
Sheeran will launch a four-part documentary series called “The Sum of It All” on Disney+ in May.