Ed Sheeran and his wife of two years Cherry Seaborn announced the birth of their daughter Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.

The singer took to Instagram on Tuesday morning, sharing a picture of Lyra's booties and a colourful blanket.

He wrote: '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.'

While a source revealed the news that the couple were expecting last month, here at Kicks Count we chose not to share the news as it had not come from the couple themselves. There are often reasons parents to be want to keep their pregnancy news quiet and we think celebrities should be also be afforded that respect. 

But now news of the birth has been shared by the couple themselves we want to shout congratulations to the new family!