Ed Sheeran‘s mother has shut down her business – selling jewellery linked to her famous son – amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Imogen Sheeran, 60, creates Liquorice Allsorts necklaces and bracelets, based on ones Ed, 29, has worn, which are sported now by his famous fans, such as Courteney Cox.
But while followers of Ed have always been keen collectors of Imogen’s trinkets, she has had to cease trading until later this year, as she cannot keep on top of the orders amid the UK’s current pandemic restrictions according to The Sun.
Shut up shop: Ed Sheeran ‘s mother has shut down her business – selling jewellery linked to her famous son – amid the COVID-19 pandemic
‘Due to COVID-19 our online shop is closed until later in the year. Thank you for your continued support,’ a note on her website read, as reports the publication.
Although, at the time of writing, the website itself appears to have now been removed entirely.
MailOnline has approached reps of Ed’s for comment.
While it might not seem a financial tragedy given that her son has officially been named as the UK’s richest musician under the age of 30 in recent weeks when he saw his wealth soar by another £40 million in 2019, according to the Sunday Times Rich List, making him worth over £200 million, Imogen was not in it for personal gain.
She started to make the items to sell at Ed’s concerts before he was famous.
Quirky: Imogen Sheeran, 60, creates Liquorice Allsorts necklaces and bracelets, based on ones Ed, 29, has worn, which are sported now by his famous fans, such as Courteney Cox
Closed, for now: While followers of Ed have always been keen collectors of Imogen’s trinkets, she has had to cease trading until later this year, as she cannot keep on top of the orders amid the UK’s current pandemic restrictions
‘I started making jewellery after the funding was cut for a youth arts programme I was working for,’ Imogen said in 2011. ‘I made some Liquorice Allsorts bracelets for Ed, to start with, and they went down very well.’
The collection also features jewellery based on Jaffa Cakes, Smarties, Marmite jars and Shrimp Chews.
Ed is currently on hiatus from the music world, taking a break after completing his record-breaking Divide Tour and marrying his childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn, 28.
Top of the pops: Ed has officially been named as the UK’s richest musician under the age of 30
Second on the illustrious list is Harry Styles, followed by Niall Horan in third place, Louis Tomlinson in fifth place, and Liam Payne and Zayn Malik in sixth and seventh places.
Pop group Little Mix are fourth and Sam Smith is eight. Stormzy, with a wealth of £20million, is in ninth place alongside Rita Ora.
Dua Lipa and Goerge Ezra are both in 11th place with £16million each.
Pop star Rihanna has burst in to the top of the charts as Britain’s third-richest musician overall – thanks to her line of raunchy lingerie and a move to London.
Rich list: The singer, 29, saw his wealth soar by another £40million, meaning his total wealth is £200million, according to the Sunday Times Rich List
The Barbados-born singer’s estimated £468million fortune is powered by her Fenty cosmetics brand, which launched in 2017 and generated £462million in its first 15 months.
She also has eight albums to her name and Savage X Fenty, the successful lingerie brand.
The 32-year-old’s wealth puts her below Sir Paul McCartney and Andrew Lloyd Webber – jointly top with £800million – but above Sir Elton John, said to be worth £360million in the Sunday Times annual list of the wealthiest musicians in Britain.
The singer moved to London to be closer to her fashion label in 2018.
Big bucks: Rihanna has surged to third in Britain’s musician rich list thanks to her cosmetics line Fenty and lingerie brand Savage X Fenty. She has an estimated £468million
Sir Paul, 77, was up £50million on last year, after topping the New York Times bestsellers chart in 2019 with his debut children’s book Hey Grandude! and he took more than £81million at the box office from his 29-date world tour.
His latest album, Egypt Station, was also his first to debut at number one on America’s Billboard 200 chart, while Beatles-inspired film Yesterday was a huge success last year.
But Lord Lloyd Webber, 72, has dropped by £20million as a result of the coronavirus pandemic hitting theatres worldwide.
Sir Elton, 73, whose music enjoyed a resurgence after the release of his biopic Rocketman, saw his worth soar by £40million, also thanks to his ongoing Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. He was placed fourth.
Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger, 76, took fifth place with £285million, up £10million.
His bandmates Keith Richards, 76, Charlie Watts, 78, and Ronnie Wood, 72, made the list with £270million, £165million and £95million respectively.
Sir Paul’s former Beatles bandmate Sir Ringo Starr, 79, was placed eighth with £260million, while Olivia and Dhani Harrison, the widow and son of Beatle George Harrison, were placed sixth with £270million.
Number one: Rihanna stormed into the list ahead of Sir Elton John, on £360million, and Sir Mick Jagger, £285million. The Barbados-born artist is a new entry