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Ed Sheeran helped friend and fellow musician Jake Roche propose to his girlfriend on the weekend.
The Rixton frontman popped the question to girlfriend Jesy Nelson while her band Little Mix was doing a soundcheck at the UK’s Manchester Arena, where the couple met one year before.
He proposed in the traditional style, getting down on one knee, but he was backed by Ed Sheeran performing a live acoustic version of the song Tenerife Sea — the now betrothed couple’s favorite song.
Fellow Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock was one of the first to express her delight at the news:
Ed recently asked Jake if Rixton would support him on tour in the US, cementing the pair’s friendship.
Jake was especially impressed that hadn’t gone through management, but had asked him directly via text! Ed Sheeran is no stranger to surprising people, recently hitting the headlines for surprising a fan by joining her in a song at a shopping mall. He has also previously surprised both Taylor Swift and Sam Smith on stage on separate occasions and even showed up to an Australian couple’s wedding to sing for their first dance.