Ed Sheeran’s social media sabbatical has been underway for just over seven months now, so I think it’s about time we check in on our fave red-haired crooner. You know, just to make sure he’s still alive and breathing and whatnot.
Thankfully, all signs point to a happy and healthy Ed -- and we know that thanks to master party thrower Taylor Swift and her 4th of July festivities, otherwise known as the Bash Full Of Beautiful And Famous People That Will Not Stop Showing Up On Your Instagram Feed. The hostess stuck close to her new beau (at least, depending on who you ask), Tom Hiddleston, during the holiday weekend, but also celebrated the relationships of her closest pals, including Ed and childhood BFF Abigail Anderson.
On Tuesday, Taylor posted a sweet pic of her, Abigail, Abigail’s new fiancé Matt Lucier, and a giant teddy bear that looks exactly like the one Taylor toted around in the movie Valentine’s Day. “‘Love actually is all around,’” she captioned the pic, quoting another rom-com, Love Actually.
But there are MAD LAYERS to this pic, guys. Look closely and you’ll see Ed and his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn making out in the back of the room, while Tom awkwardly creeps behind them. A homemade banner hints that Ed and Cherry recently celebrated their one-year dating anniversary, which we’d probably know more about if Ed decided to fill us in on his life every once in a while. (JK, Ed, I think your social media vacay is super admirable, if not totally inconvenient for Sheerios everywhere.)
“Just like old times,” Taylor captioned another pic of her and her “Thinking Out Loud” duet partner, Ed. Awwww.
So there you have it: Ed is alive, he’s in love, and he’s even back to singing with Taylor. Between this comforting reassurance and news of his upcoming collaboration with Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, and Benny Blanco, it’s safe to say Ed’s doing juuuuust fine. Whew.