‘Welcome to the world baby!’ Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards gives birth to her first child with footballer boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

  • Perrie, 28, and her boyfriend Alex, also 28, have welcomed their first child
  • The singer announced the news on her Instagram page on Sunday morning 
  • She wrote: ‘Welcome to the world baby 21/08/21 ♥️’ 
  • It comes hours after Little Mix fans suspected Perrie had gone into labour
  • Speculation began when Alex pulled out of a football match at the last minute
  • Perrie announced she was expecting her first child with Alex in May 

Perrie Edwards has given birth to her first child.

The Little Mix star, 28, announced that she has welcomed a baby with her footballer boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on her Instagram page on Sunday morning. 

Perrie shared a series of adorable black and white snaps of the little one’s hands and feet, while writing: ‘Welcome to the world baby 21/08/21 ♥️.’ 

Baby joy! Perrie Edwards, 28, announced that she has welcomed a baby with footballer beau Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Instagram on Sunday morning 

Tiny toes! Perrie shared a series of adorable black and white snaps of the little one’s hands and feet, while writing: ‘Welcome to the world baby 21/08/21 ♥️’

Alex shared the same sweet images on his own social media page, alongside a caption which read: ‘Welcome to the world little one’.

Messages of congratulations flooded in for the couple and among the first was Perrie’s bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29, who is expecting her first child.

Leigh-Anne wrote: ‘I am so proud of you and I love you so much. What an angel’ 

TOWIE’s Lauren Pope, model Winnie Harlow and presenter Laura Whitmore all posted their well wishes under Perrie’s announcement. 

Timeline: Perrie and Alex have been romantically linked since late 2016 and made their relationship Instagram official in January 2017

Welcome: Alex shared the same sweet images on his own social media page, alongside a caption which read: ‘Welcome to the world little one’

Love: Messages of congratulations flooded in for the couple and among the first was Perrie’s bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29, who is expecting her first child

Congrats! TOWIE’s Lauren Pope, model Winnie Harlow and presenter Laura Whitmore all posted their well wishes under Perrie’s announcement

It comes hours after Little Mix fans suspected heavily pregnant Perrie had gone into labour.

After it was announced by Liverpool’s Twitter account on Saturday that Alex had pulled out of the football game between Liverpool and Burnley due to ‘personal reasons’, fans suggested their baby was ‘coming’.

Perrie announced she was expecting her first child with Alex, 28, in May, mere days after her bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock announced her own pregnancy news.

‘It’s coming!’ It comes hours after Little Mix fans suspected heavily pregnant Perrie had gone into labour

Liverpool F.C. announced the line-up for Saturday’s game on their official Instagram and Twitter accounts, with Alex’s name noticeably missing. 

The team’s management are yet to provide reasons as to Alex’s absence.

Fans of the superstar couple were quick to suggest their first child was on its way. 

Noticeably missing: Liverpool F.C. announced the line-up for Saturday’s game on their official Instagram and Twitter accounts, with Alex left out for ‘personal reasons’

‘The baby is coming!!’ many fans wrote on Twitter, as well as one who said: ‘Perrie in labour maybe?’

‘Let’s wish them a safe delivery and a healthy baby,’ another fan commented.

One said she was ‘already crying’ over the possibility of Perrie going into labour. 

MailOnline has reached out to Perrie and Alex’s representatives for comment. 

Perrie is one of the two Little Mix stars due to give birth later this year. She is yet to reveal the gender of her unborn child.

Fan frenzy: Fans of the superstar couple were quick to suggest their first child was on its way

Her bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock  also revealed she was expecting her first child with footballer fiancé Andre Gray.  

Perrie announced the news she and Alex are expecting by sharing a series of stunning black and white images to Instagram back in May. 

She excitedly said she is ready to be embarking on the ‘wild journey’ of pregnancy and parenthood with her sportsman boyfriend. 

Alongside the photos, the former X Factor star wrote on Instagram: ‘So happy to be on this wild journey with my soulmate.’  

Superstar couple: Perrie announced the news she and Alex are expecting in an Instagram post back in May. They are yet to reveal the gender of their unborn child

Expectant mothers: Perrie is one of the two Little Mix stars due to give birth later this year. She is yet to reveal the gender of her unborn child. Her bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock (pictured) also revealed she was expecting her first child with footballer fiancé Andre Gray 

The couple have been romantically linked since late 2016 and last year gushed about how much they enjoyed spending the first nationwide lockdown at home together.

They made their relationship Instagram official in January 2017 and spent lockdown together, before Alex’s Premier and Champions League duties resumed. 

Perrie was previously engaged to Zayn Malik.   

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