On Friday—the same day he dropped his new album, No.6 Collaborations Project—the British singer confirmed in a video interview with Charlamagne The God posted to his YouTube channel that he and his longtime love Cherry Seaborn had tied the knot.
When Charlamagne Tha God asks about his more personal lyrics on "Remember the Name," featuring Eminem and 50 Cent, Sheeran references the verse that says, "Watch how the lyrics in the songs might get twisted / My wife wears red, but looks better without the lipstick."
"It was actually before me and Cherry got married and I knew that we'd be married by the point that the song came out," said Sheeran, 28. "[I thought] Someone's gonna hear that and be like, 'Oh, they're married!' I didn't know how that would be construed, but obviously it's already come out."
"Ed got married a few days before Christmas. It was very quiet—just Ed's oldest school pals, limited family, and the priest," the paper reported. "He wanted no fuss and he wanted it to be something entirely for them—just a tiny winter wedding … Neither of them were that fussed about making a big deal about it."
The Sun also reported the pair was planning a larger celebration their wider group of friends in the summer.
A rep for the "Shape of You" singer could not be reached for comment by PEOPLE at the time.
Sheeran first met Seaborn at school when he was 11—but their relationship didn't turn romantic until the summer of 2015, when they reconnected and shared their first date at Taylor Swift's then-annual Fourth of July fête.
"Got myself a fiancée just before new year," the Grammy winner wrote on Instagram. "We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx."