Little Mix star Perrie Edwards has welcomed her first child with footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The singer shared the news on Instagram, posting a black and white close-up photo of the baby’s hand on its face, and another of the child’s foot resting on her partner’s hand.
She wrote: “Welcome to the world baby 21/08/21.”
Edwards, 28, announced she was pregnant in May, sharing a photo of her bump on Instagram alongside the caption: “So happy to be on this wild journey with my soulmate. Me + Him = You. We can’t wait to meet you baby Ox!”
A second photo showed Oxlade-Chamberlain, who she has been in a relationship with since early 2017, cradling her from behind.
He wrote on his own page: “Anyone got any advice on how to change nappies? so grateful and excited to become a dad. bring on the sleepless nights.”
Edwards confirmed their romance in February 2017 after weeks of speculation, sharing a photo on Instagram of them kissing in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
She captioned the shot: “Him.”
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Little Mix formed on The X Factor in 2011 and have become one of the country’s biggest-selling girl bands.
They left Simon Cowell’s Syco Music for the RCA label in November 2018.
Jesy Nelson left the group last December, saying the high-profile role had “taken a toll” on her mental health.
Edwards’s bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock is also expecting a baby, with footballer fiance Andre Gray.