Little Mix star Perrie Edwards pregnant with her boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first child

Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
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Little Mix star Perrie Edwards has confirmed she is pregnant - announcing that she and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are expecting their first child together. 

The Confetti singer, who has been dating the Liverpool professional footballer since early 2017, announced she is going to be a mum by uploading a series of snaps - the first is a black and white snap of her baby bump and the second is a loved up snap of her and Alex smiling as he lovingly holds her hips to reveal her new figure and captioned it, 'So happy to be on this wild journey with my soulmate. Me + Him = You 🌎♥️ We can’t wait to meet you baby Ox!'

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Meanwhile, Alex has asked his fans for their parenting advice, he captioned the same snaps, 'Anyone got any advice on how to change nappies? 😅 so grateful and excited to become a dad ❤️ bring on the sleepless nights' 

Perrie's pregnancy news left Little Mix fans in shock, as her announcement comes just days after bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock announced her pregnancy (opens in new tab) with footballer fiancé Andre Gray.

Like Leigh-Anne, it’s not yet known how many weeks pregnant (opens in new tab) Perrie is, or whether she is expecting a boy or girl (opens in new tab).

One fan wrote, 'NO WAY 😭😭😍❤️ congrats' another put, 'What the heck is happening' and a third added, 'tis the season of little mix babies x'

And Jade Thirlwall, who is the only remaining member of the band yet to announce a pregnancy, wrote, 'Beaming for you both ♥️ I’m the luckiest auntie in the world! Love youuuuu x'

Singer Ella Henderson wrote, 'So buzzing for you guys' and influencer Jess Hunt added, 'I feel a mini girl / boy band coming on' 

Little Mix Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock

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And with the band planning a huge tour next year, fans will no doubt be concerned about the group's future.

Leigh-Anne and Perrie's pregnancy news comes after the band announced the release date of their new song Confetti which is their first single as a band since the departure of Jesy Nelson last year.

Jesy quit the band and later opened up about the struggles with mental health and body image she endured while part of the group – admitting that she used to starve herself (opens in new tab).

Fans feared that Little Mix were splitting up (opens in new tab) after Jesy’s exit, but the band is continuing as a trio.

Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall were pictured out promoting the single just last week, with both Leigh-Anne and Perrie concealing their growing bumps with a baggy dress.

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for Goodto.com, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.