Little Mix's Perrie Edwards & Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's Relationship Timeline: Pregnancy Announcement To Engagement Rumours

10 May 2021, 12:24

Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are expecting their first baby together.
Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are expecting their first baby together. Picture: @perrieedwards/Instagram

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!

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From how they met, to those engagement rumours they can't escape, here's a timeline of Perrie's relationship with Alex.

Little Mix's Perrie and Alex pose for photo
Little Mix's Perrie and Alex have been together for almost four years. Picture: Perrie Edwards/Instagram

Perrie Edwards announces pregnancy with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

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!

How did Alex and Perrie meet?

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!

When did Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain start dating?

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.

When did Perrie confirm her relationship with Alex?

Perrie Edwards Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain confirmed their relationship with this picture. Picture: Perrie Edwards/Instagram

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."

When did Perrie and Alex make their first public appearance?

Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain attended the BRITs in 2017
Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain attended the BRITs in 2017. Picture: Perrie Edwards/Instagram

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 celebrity couple have their first holiday together

The pop star and the sportsman jetted off for their first romantic getaway in June 2017.

Alex and Perrie celebrate their first Christmas together

Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain spent Christmas together
Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain spent Christmas and New Year together in 2017. Picture: Perrie Edwards/Instagram

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."

Perrie and Alex move in together

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.

Are Perrie and Alex engaged?

Perrie Edwards and her boyfriend at the BRITs in 2019
Perrie Edwards and her boyfriend at the BRITs in 2019. Picture: PA

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.

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