Ed Sheeran: The quiet pop star
The life and times of the shy superstar
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Ed Sheeran just turned 29, and he certainly has a lot to celebrate, as he's already achieved the sought-after dream of becoming a global superstar. An unlikely superstar, perhaps, but undeniably so! Maybe his enduring fame comes from the fact that he always done everything himself, and was never part of a manufactured pop act with a limited shelf-life.
As a byproduct of his profession, he frequently appears not only in public, but in front of huge crowds of screaming fans. Yet, somehow, he has largely managed to avoid the limelight. He has not been involved with any salacious gossip, he quietly married a childhood friend who retains her anonymity, and he lives a peaceful life.
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