Over the years, Sheeran has played the role of doting boyfriend, especially when it comes to hockey. Seaborn led the British U21 hockey team win a bronze medal at the 2012 European Championships. He surprised her team one time to watch her play and took the time to take pictures with other players. Seaborn took her hockey skills across the pond for college, where she attended Duke University in North Carolina and played there.
He’s professed his love in writing as well, composing the hit song “Perfect” about her. “I found a love for me / Darling just dive right in / And follow my lead / Well I found a girl beautiful and sweet / I never knew you were the someone waiting for me / ‘Cause we were just kids when we fell in love,” he croons in the song. Other poignant lyrics include, “Now I know I have met an angel in person / And she looks perfect.”
A night they shared while hanging at James Blunt‘s house apparently inspired the song. “We were in Ibiza listening to Future’s ‘March Madness’ literally not wearing any shoes and going mental on the lawn,” he said. Hence, the words “Baby, I’m dancing in the dark with you between my arms / Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song.”