After much speculation, fans can rest easy knowing that Ed Sheeran doesn’t wear a wedding ring. On the red carpet at the 2018 BRIT Awards on Wednesday, the To divide the singer briefly commented on the band around his left ring finger. “It’s an engagement ring, because I feel like — I don’t know, I feel like it’s okay to do things together,” he told SkyNews. The outlet also asked him when he would marry Cherry Seaborn, to which he simply replied, “It’s going to be a situation like this where nobody knows.”

First off, it’s no surprise that Sheeran doesn’t discuss his impending nuptials in detail. He’s always been one to keep his personal life pretty close to his chest. Basically, he could get married tomorrow and no one would know. It’s just who the 27-year-old musician is and who can blame him for wanting to keep his relationship with Seaborn as private as possible?

Second, let’s talk about Sheeran’s gesture of wearing an engagement ring. It is not traditional for a man in a relationship with a woman to wear one. A fan reacted to the news, “Wait what? Guys wear engagement rings too!?”

Yes, it’s usually the woman who receives a diamond ring after being proposed by a man, but the “Perfect” singer is okay with straying from tradition. It’s nice that he wants to wear an engagement ring to show his love and that he will soon be married to Seaborn. And by choosing to wear one, Sheeran is also defying gender norms and showing that both men and women can wear engagement rings, just like they both wear wedding rings.

Tuesday, People reported at a concert in London on Monday, Sheeran was spotted wearing a ring that some thought was a wedding band, especially since he and Seaborn got engaged over the holidays. Then, when he showed up at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday, fans really started freaking out thinking maybe the ‘Castle on the Hill’ singer had already said “yes.”

One person tweeted: “WHY ED SHEERAN IS WEARING A WEDDING RING?! This is my chance to stay in the UK.” Another Twitter user wrote: “ED SHEERAN IS WEARING A WEDDING RING!!!!!!” This fan was really upset, who tweeted, “Sheer shock to see @edsheeran with a wedding ring”. Yes, he made a lot of noise.

It’s not the first time Sheeran has worn a ring. this finger either. In July 2016, he posed with musician Jovel and his daughter in an Instagram photo, where he also sported a silver ring on his prominent finger. At the time, Sheeran was with Seaborn, so the speculation made sense. However, it obviously wasn’t an alliance – just like this time, it isn’t.

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Sheeran and Seaborn are truly romantically involved, and their story sounds like something straight out of a movie. In March 2017, the “Shape of You” singer opened up to People about how they started dating, and it’s adorable. “I’ve known Cherry since I was 11. She worked on Wall Street in New York, and I did six shows. [around New York in 2015]. It was around then, and we reconnected.” He continued, “I went on tour again, then I went to Taylor’s [Swift] July 4 celebration. I was texting [Seaborn], and she was like, ‘I’m in Rhode Island at a 4th of July party,’ and I was like, ‘Me too.’ I kinda said to Taylor, ‘Can I invite one of my old classmates?’ The rest is history.”

They are clearly meant to be. Here’s hoping Sheeran will be somewhat open with her fans regarding their wedding, like sharing at least one photo from their special day. But, he likes to be shy and keep his relationship status low. There’s even a good chance that the next time Sheeran is seen, he’s already married. If or when he ties the knot, he will certainly announce it on his own terms.

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