Ed Sheeran appeared on The Ellen Show earlier this week (Nov. 9) and shared how his daughter gives him purpose outside of music.


Ed says, “I really love being a dad. I started off my job being my hobby, and therefore I did it every day, and then one day I got paid for it and then it became my job. But then I did my hobby every day, but it was also my job, and then when I had time off, I would still do it.  I’d stop tour and go into the studio. And then I stopped studio and go back on tour because I love tour, and I just found I didn’t have any purpose outside of that, because when I was giving myself fixed time off of no work, I wasn’t doing anything I enjoyed because I love music. But this has actually given me purpose and something in life that is actually more important than my job.”



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And talking about his new album = (equals), Ed tells Ellen, “It was a lot of work putting into this album. It was about four years of crisis moments of ‘this is complete rubbish and I need to redo it,’ so I’m just happy it’s out so I can move on to the next thing.  ‘Bad Habits’ is a song I really didn’t know how it was going to go. I find when I’m putting out a first single, it always has to be a risk and you always have to feel uncomfortable putting it out.”


Ed and his wife Cherry Seaborn welcomed their first child, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran in September 2020.  “We are completely in love with her,” Ed previously wrote on Instagram.



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Ed also performed his massive hit, ‘Shivers.  Watch below.



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