Ed Sheeran's former girlfriend Nina Nesbitt is ''really happy'' for him following his engagement to Cherry Seaborn.

The 27-year-old singer songwriter got engaged to his partner Cherry in January this year - and recently hinted the pair may have already tied the knot - but his former flame and fellow singer Nina, whom he dated in 2012, says there's no bad blood between them following their split, and she couldn't be happier that he's settling down.

She said: ''I'm really happy for him, he deserves to be with somebody nice. We've kept in touch and are on really good terms. I wish him the best and I'm proud of how well he has done.''

Ed wrote hit single 'Nina' about the 24-year-old musician who says she's also referenced their romance in her own songs, and isn't bothered by the way music has made their time together more public.

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror newspaper, the 'Somebody Special' hitmaker said: ''We are both songwriters, of course we are going to write songs about each other. That's just the way it is.''

Nina's comments come after the 'Perfect' singer recently revealed he spent most of his 2016 hiatus making sure he ''properly formed a relationship'' with 26-year-old Cherry.

He said: ''I ended the tour and I [realized] I hadn't ever really lived a life. It's quite weird being a touring 'celebrity.' People assume you're living the best f***ing life in the world, but you don't really get to live any life because you work the whole time.

''I was like 'F**k, I'm 25, I left school early and went straight into touring.' I haven't properly formed relationships with people so I needed to have a year off and spend it with friends and family and Cherry and actually become a human being.''

Meanwhile, Ed recently hinted he may have already tied the knot with Cherry, after admitting he ''never'' does anything ''too public anyway'', so fans wouldn't necessarily know when the pair have married.