Perrie Edwards baby: name of Little Mix star’s son, Instagram post - who is boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain?

Little Mix fans are now speculating that Perrie Edwards’ bandmate Leigh Anne Pinnock has given birth in secret

Little Mix star Perrie Edwards has shared the first images of her newborn son.

She wrote on Instagram: “2 weeks of loving you. I’ve never felt love like this before! Axel Oxlade-Chamberlain”.

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The child was wrapped in a blanket and wearing a baby blue knitted hat.

Little Mix fans were given a double dose of excitement two weeks ago, as the group’s album was announced and then Perrie Edwards gave birth.

Social media blew up with rumours on Saturday 21 August, when her boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain failed to appear for the Liverpool vs Burnley match.

So, what did they say in their announcement and when will Little Mix baby number two make an appearance? This is what you need to know.

How did Perrie Edwards announce she had given birth?

The news was expected from Edwards, after Oxlade cited ‘personal reasons’ as to why he didn’t play at Anfield on Saturday.

The couple then confirmed the news on Sunday, both taking to Instagram to give fans a sneak-peak at their new bundle of joy.

Perrie posted ‘Welcome to the world baby 21/08/21’, with Alex sharing ‘Welcome to the world little one 😍❤️ 21/08/21’.

Alongside the caption, pictures of their child’s hands and feet were shared with a black and white filter over them.

The smitten couple have been together since 2017 and announced Perrie was pregnant in April, with equally adorable pictures of Perrie showcasing her bump and one of Alex cradling it.

Who is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain?

Oxlade Chamberlain is an English professional football player, currently playing as a midfielder for Premier League club Liverpool and the England national team. .

He signed for the Anfield club in 2017, the same year he met Perrie.

The 28-year-old grew up in Southampton, where he was signed for the club’s football academy at the age of 12.

He was the second youngest ever player to play for England, at the time aged just 19.

The 28-year-old previously played for Arsenal and was part of the team who won the FA Cup three times. Since signing for Liverpool, he has also won the UEFA Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League in 2020.

When is Leigh-Anne Pinnock due?

The Little Mix excitement hasn’t ended just yet, as fans are expecting fellow band member Leigh-Anne Pinnock to announce she has given birth any day now.

The bandmates announced their pregnancies within days of each other, with Jade Thirwall the only one not expecting a baby.

Leigh-Anne was the first to announce her pregnancy and has been slightly more transparent about when she is due.

On 14 August, she announced it’s “nearly time” for her baby to arrive, posting a sequence of bump pictures on Instagram and adding: “I have dreamt of the moment I get to meet you, hold you, guide you, teach you. It’s nearly time.”

The band are due to release their 10th anniversary album on 12 November, by which time both bandmates will have their bundles of joy to welcome into the mix.

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