James Blunt Names Ed Sheeran As Son’s Godfather

Ed Sheeran has been chosen to be godfather to James Blunt’s baby boy.

The two British pop singers have formed a close personal friendship over the last couple years, along with touring and writing music together.

“James is like a brother to me,” Sheeran told The Sun. “To be honest, I think he’s only done it because he knows I’ve got a good idea of what sort of person he’d want him to be when he grows up — an absolute lad. We’re going to be brothers for life.”

Blunt married Sofia Wellesley in 2014, and the couple welcomed their son – whose name has not been revealed – in June of 2016.

Sheeran joins the late Carrie Fisher with the responsibility of godparent, who died before getting a chance to meet the child. Blunt reportedly lived with Fisher when he first moved to Los Angeles, and the two became very close.