Who is Perrie Edwards from Little Mix dating? All you need to know about her relationship with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

The scoop on Perrie Edwards' boyfriend and their next chapter

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Sleepless nights are on the way: Perrie Edwards' boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain took to social media to share the news that he and the English pop star have a little one on the way. 

"Anyone got any advice on how to change nappies?" the Liverpool FC and England International midfielder wrote on Instagram. "So grateful and excited to become a dad. Bring on the sleepless nights."

To get the word out, both he and Edwards posted the same black and white images cradling her growing baby bump. Edwards captioned the images with: "So happy to be on this wild journey with my soulmate. Me + Him = You. We can’t wait to meet you baby Ox!" 

The news of their first child comes on the heels of bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock's  pregnancy announcement. She and her fiancé Andre Gray will also be expecting their first child, so there's plenty of big news for the Little Mix crew.

Now that the news is out, everyone is taking a look back at how it all began for the parents-to-be. Have a look at their relationship timeline, some of their most memorable experiences, and more: 

Perrie Edwards' boyfriend, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and how they met

According to the Mirror (opens in new tab), the Little Mix singer first met the football star in late 2016 when she was spotted in the stands at one of his games. Although fans suspected a romance was blossoming, the two didn't go public with their relationship until early 2017. After the singer posted a sultry photo of a kiss they shared at the Eiffel Tower, everyone knew they were officially an item.

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Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's PDA

It looks like the couple is not terribly shy: both Edwards and Oxlade-Chamberlain are keen on showing some of their romantic moments on Instagram. The couple has circulated many intimate photos on social media, from tropical vacations to quarantine nights at home. 

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Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: dog parents

It looks like they'll be able to get in some practice before their little one arrives!

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Perrie Edwards: Zayn's ex-fiancée 

Although Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been going strong for quite some time, fans are always quick to note Edwards' previous relationship with Zayn Malik of One Direction.

According to the Mirror, Malik allegedly ended his four-year relationship—and an engagement—with Edwards over the phone in 2015. After news of their rough split, Malik was linked to Gigi Hadid, with whom he shot his sensual video for "Pillowtalk."

Fans suspect that Edwards retaliated with the Little Mix song, "Shoutout to My Ex," which included lyrics like: "Took four long years to call it quits / Forget that boy, I'm over it." Edwards claims the song is meant to be an empowering mantra for women who've been through a breakup, not an attack on Malik.

Zayn Malik has since welcomed a little girl named Khai with Gigi Hadid in 2020. 

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

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