Ed Sheeran and his wife are reportedly expecting a baby 

Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn used to be childhood friends. (AFP)
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Updated 12 August 2020

Ed Sheeran and his wife are reportedly expecting a baby 

DUBAI: Ed Sheeran and his wife, singer and songwriter Cherry Seaborn, are reportedly expecting their first child this summer, The Sun reported. 

A source close to the music sensations told the publication that the couple, who have been keeping their pregnancy a secret, are “overjoyed” with the news. 

“Lockdown was a perfect excuse not to be seen out and about too much, but things are getting closer and the excitement has been building so they have started telling friends and family,” the insider said. “They’re just making the last of the preparations at home, and the baby is expected later this summer.”

The father-to-be singer and songwriter, 29, and Seaborn used to be childhood friends. They dated in 2015 and got married in 2018.  

US actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II wins his first Emmy award

Updated 21 September 2020

US actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II wins his first Emmy award

DUBAI: US actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II won his first Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, for his role in HBO’s ‘Watchmen,’ this week.

“Oh, man. Thank you so much to the Academy. I’m so excited right now,” the 34-year-old actor, who was born to a Muslim father, said as he accepted his award. 

Set in the alternate history laid out in the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore (but years on from the events of the source material, and with different characters), Damon Lindelof’s show was complex, layered, sometimes confusing, but ultimately rewarding.

Like Lindelof’s first hit, “Lost,” viewers were often required to bend their minds around some pretty major leaps of logic to follow this tale of masked police officers tackling masked vigilantes who are treated as outlaws. Along the way, the provocative show also made some intense observations about race relations.

During his speech, Abdul-Mateen II explained how he sees the film.

“‘Watchmen’ was a story about trauma. It was a story about the lasting scars of white domestic terrorism,” he said. 

“It was a story about police corruption and brutality, but in the midst of all that, it was also a story about a god who came down to Earth to reciprocate, to a Black woman, all the love she deserved. He did all that in the body of a Black man, and I’m so proud that I was able to walk into those shoes. So, I dedicate this award to all of the Black women in my life,” Abdul-Mateen II added.