He’s hinted that his new girlfriend could be marriage material.
And Ed Sheeran was prepared to walk over hot coals for high school sweetheart Cherry Seaborn – to an extent – as he offered up his shoes and left a party barefoot, when she broke her heels at the Brits on Wednesday night.
The chivalrous 25-year-old saved Cherry’s feet by letting her wear his trainers after they danced so hard inside Warner Music’s London bash that she snapped her £1395 Andaloulou Nappa Christian Louboutin boots.
Ed escorted his lady friend out of the venue by the hand, putting his feet carefully in front of each other, protected in nothing but black socks.
In his other hand, Ed carried the broken pair of shoes that had a towering heel limply swinging at the red soles.
Proud Cherry, meanwhile, looked comfortable to the artist’s too-big trainers and shot a gleeful smile as she followed him out.
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It was a more reserved appearance for Ed, who has not yet lived down those drunken pictures from the Brit Awards 2015.
Ed was determined to avoid adding to the online collection of unfortunate stumbling snaps that night, when he kept a low profile at the Warner bash.
The hitmaker was on his best behaviour after he was propped up on his way to taxi, leaving The Box nightclub on the same night, two years ago.
Ed – who skipped the Brits in 2016 during a year out of the industry – had been the top performer on the night, with his hotly anticipated Shape Of You performance bolstered by a surprise appearance from Stormzy.
The musician even paid tribute to his collaborator later that evening by sporting a T-shirt with the grime artist’s stage name on the front.
Ed and Cherry were just two of the high profile guests to arrive at Warner Music’s bash on Wednesday night, also joining Brooklyn Beckham and Abbey Clancy.
And even when they piled back into a taxi on top of each other, after the afterparty, Ed seemed poised.
It was quite a contrast to the pictures of Ed stumbling to the taxi in February 2015, escorted and propped up by his security team.
Ed was the biggest winner of the night in 2015, walking away with two of the four Brit Awards he was nominated for.
He was named the best British solo artist and also took home the coveted best album prize for his second studio album, ‘X’.
Ed referenced the embarrassing pictures when he chatted to Radio 1 DJ Nick, earlier that day, hinting that it would not be a repeat performance, this year.
After all, chart topping Ed was due to fly to Germany first thing on Thursday morning.
Rising at 8am the next day, chirpy Ed wrote: ‘Last night was so much fun. Love to @Stormzy1 for the performance.’
‘Off to Germany now X’ he added, as he announced a trip to the European country one months ahead of tour dates in Munich, Mannheim, Cologne, Hamburg and Berlin.
This year, Ed was not nominated because 2016 was not a music-making year for Ed, who travelled the world instead.
During that time, Ed rekindled his relationship with a crush he first knew from school, Cherry.
When asked if his relationship with Cherry has the potential to be a ‘marriage thing’, Ed recently told Australian radio show The Kyle and Jackie O Show: ‘I’m pretty… yeah I feel pretty good about it.’
Ed also confessed he’d ‘love’ to start a family with his old school pal – who he’s previously called ‘The One’ adding: ‘Yeah, potentially. I would like some kids.’
On the same subject, he also told Zane Lowe recently he was, ‘massively’ keen: ‘I wanted to be a dad, like, last year.
‘I’m ready, let’s go – tour bus babies, little fat, chubby babies that just walk around.’