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Little Mix star Perrie Edwards and her footballer boyfriend Alex Oxlade Chamberlain are stronger than ever. But how did they meet and how long have they been together? Inside their relationship amid their pregnancy announcement.
Little Mix star Perrie Edwards and Liverpool player boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are one of the hottest couples in showbiz and have been together since late 2016/early 2017- three whole years of love, and what a time it's been!
Going from strength to strength and even now living with one another, we couldn’t resist taking a look back at their adorable love story and relationship history as the pregnant 'Confetti' songstress announced they're expecting their first baby together!
From how they met, to those engagement rumours they can't escape, here's a timeline of Perrie's relationship with Alex.
The 'Sweet Melody' hitmaker left fans in awe after sharing a stunning set of pregnancy photo shoot pictures to announce that she and Alex are expecting their first baby together!
Taking to Instagram, she wrote: "So happy to be on this wild journey with my soulmate. Me + Him = You [world emoji] ♥️ We can’t wait to meet you baby Ox!"
She shared a snap alongside her beau as they embraced her baby bump and were flooded with 'Congrats' messages from friends!
It is thought professional footie player, Alex, first met the other Little Mix ladies during an interview in 2015 where Perrie was unable to attend, which is the worst 'fate' we've ever heard.
But clearly, nothing stopped them, as fast forward a year and the two were enjoying a string of secret dates before going official!
Of course, everyone was wishing for the best for Perrie in love after her complicated relationship with Zayn Malik and that’s when Alex came along.
First spotted at The X Factor studios supporting Perrie’s performance with Little Mix, the couple have been going strong since November 2016.
The pop star chose to confirm their romance by posting a photo of her boyfriend sitting at the kitchen table beside her dog Hatchi and Alex's dog.
She later deleted the photo, leading to concern they'd split but Perrie silenced the rumours in February 2017 by posting a snap of them kissing with a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower behind them.
She captioned it: "Him."
In February 2017, the couple chose the BRITs to make their first showbiz outing together, with Perrie planting a kiss on her beau when Little Mix were announced to have won British Single for 'Shout Out To My Ex'.
The pop star and the sportsman jetted off for their first romantic getaway in June 2017.
The new couple looked so loved up as they marked their first Christmas together in 2017, with Perrie posting a picture of herself looking adoringly at her man.
She wrote in the caption: "I got exactly what I wanted and I'm staring at it."
In January 2018, it looked liked all the arrangements were made for Perrie and her boyfriend to move in together. The Little Mix star sold her house and a series of Instagram Stories showed her moving into a new home.
While neither of them confirmed their living arrangements with Alex being located in Liverpool at the time, it was clear from their social media posts they were sharing a home.
In November 2018, Perrie had fans convinced she and Alex had secretly wed when she referred to her beau's mum as her 'mother in law' when sharing a photo of the cute advent calendar she'd bought for her.
Alex went on to fuel the engagement speculation at the BRITs in 2019 when he winked after being asked by a reporter about a potential proposal.
However, months passed before the rumours were re-ignited until a spelling blunder by Perrie of her boyfriend's surname went viral.
Taking to Instagram Stories on Tuesday night, Perrie wrote: “You to me are everything, my Alex Oxlade Chamberlaine oh baby!” adding an ‘e’ on the end of his surname.
However, it wasn’t long before people corrected her, with Alex himself – who had just scored the winning goal for Liverpool against Genk – saying: “I cannot believe you spelt my name wrong on your story.”
Attempting to dig herself out of it, the pop star adorably added: “It’ll be way easier to spell when it’s my second name and I have to write it all the time,” proving she’s got marriage on the mind.