Ed Sheeran said some “turbulent things” that took place in his personal life forced him to pump the brakes on his social media presence.
The “Bad Habits” hitmaker made a defiant return to Instagram Tuesday following two months of radio silence on the platform.
“I realize I haven’t been that engaged in my social media or my fan base online over the last couple of years,” the 31-year-old told his 42 million followers.
While it’s not uncommon for the “Perfect” singer to step away from social media every now and again, he did admit that there was more beneath the surface behind his latest absence from the platform.
“The reason I’m making this video is, just being totally honest, I’ve had some turbulent things going on in my personal life so I just didn’t really feel like being online and pretending to be something I’m not when I wasn’t feeling like that,” Sheeran told fans. “And I know that sounds weird.”
The singer, who will embark on his US tour in May, remained tight-lipped about what challenges he was forced to face away from the public eye, but did say that things are finally “looking up.”
“Weird s–t is gonna start being posted,” he joked, adding that he’s finally “back online.”
Sheeran has had a string of notable events take place in his personal life in recent months, including the birth of his second child.
In May 2022, the singer announced that he and his wife Cherry Seaborn had welcomed their daughter, Jupiter.
“Want to let you all know we’ve had another beautiful baby girl. We are both so in love with her, and over the moon to be a family of 4 x,” he wrote on Instagram at the time.
Their first daughter, Lyra Antarctica, was born in 2020.
Sheeran and Seaborn began dating in 2015, before officially tying the knot in January 2019. The pair’s love story goes back to high school.
The singer has penned a series of romantic ballads about his now-wife, including the hit tracks “Perfect” and “Shape of You.”
In December 2019, Seaborn even starred in his music video for “Put It All On Me.”
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