Ed Sheeran to quit music for family?

The 26-year-old singer announced on Saturday that he had become engaged to his long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.

FILE: Ed Sheeran performs at Z100's Jingle Ball 2017 on 8 December 2017 in New York City. Picture: AFP.

LOS ANGELES - Ed Sheeran has admitted he is likely to step away from the music scene when he settles down to have a family, as he doesn't think he'll have the "ambition" to continue.

The 26-year-old singer announced on Saturday that he had become engaged to his long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, and he has now revealed that after the pair have children - which Sheeran previously admitted he wanted to do before he turns 30 - his ambition for music will "go to zero".

He said: "My ambition is going to go to zero as soon as I have kids. I am going to be like 'I do not care anymore as I have another life to take care of.'

"It is totally understandable because you have children and your ambition shifts to be like 'I want to be a good father'."

The _Perfect _hitmaker also admitted that his passion for his career is already taking a nose dive, as he has already achieved "far more" than he thought he would, and doesn't know where to go from here.

He added: "To be honest my ambition is dwindling a little bit because I have achieved far more than I thought I ever would. I do not know what to do next. I feel like when you play a stadium you cannot play any bigger than that because what do you do? Sell 15 million albums? What do you do on your next album?"

Rather than wanting to sell out more stadiums and sell more albums, Ed's biggest dream at the moment is penning a chart-topping country hit.

He told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: "My ambition not is a silly small ambition to write a country music song that goes to number one on country radio in America. I know that's not like playing Wembley Stadium, but for me that is the next thing."