9:17am PT by Ashley Iasimone, Billboard
Ed Sheeran Helps Fellow Musician Propose by Performing "Tenerife Sea"
“Me and My Broken Heart” will be a thing of the past for Rixton’s Jake Roche, as the singer is now engaged to Jesy Nelson of Little Mix.
On Sunday, July 19, Roche got down on one knee to propose to Nelson at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, where Little Mix was set to perform.
“I cannot believe what has just happened!” Nelson gushed on Little Mix’s Instagram account, sharing a picture of the special moment.
“The most surreal moment of my life and everyone that I love most was there to share it with us! I feel like the luckiest girl in the world right now literally cannot stop crying! Future Mrs Roche.”
Her new fiance posted the same image, with the caption “A year ago today I met her at manchester arena, so it was only right, with a little help from my friend, that this happened. Best day of my life.”
That “friend” was none other than Ed Sheeran, who can be seen holding a guitar in the background of the proposal picture. The BBC reports that Sheeran performed an acoustic version of the romantic “Tenerife Sea” at Little Mix’s soundcheck while Roche asked the big question. Roche gave him a more detailed shout out via Twitter:
Travelled 5 hours to sing our favourite song on his day off. I will never ever be able to repay you. Love you pal. @edsheeran— Jake Roche (@Jake_Rixton) July 19, 2015
@Jake_Rixton my absolute pleasure. Thanks for the KFC— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) July 19, 2015
This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.