'Two weeks of loving you' - Little Mix star Perrie Edwards shares first photos of new baby and reveals name
South Shields singer Perrie Edwards has shared the first images of her son and revealed his name.
The 28-year-old Little Mix star welcomed her first child with footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Saturday, August 21 and announced his arrival to fans on social media a day later.
Perrie posted two photos on Instagram on Saturday, September 4 showing Axel – an anagram of his father’s name – wrapped in a blanket and wearing a baby blue knitted hat.
She wrote: “Two weeks of loving you. I’ve never felt love like this before! Axel Oxlade-Chamberlain”.
The images were liked more than 350,000 times within 20 minutes, with fans describing the baby as “just magic” and “perfect”.
Her bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock also recently gave birth to twins with footballer fiance Andre Gray.
Perrie 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!”
Little Mix formed on The X Factor in 2011 and have become one of the country’s biggest-selling girl bands.
They began as a four-piece featuring Perrie, Leigh-Anne, Jesy Nelson, who left the group in December last year, and fellow South Shields lass Jade Thirlwall.
In November 2019, Jade opened her own bar – now named Arbeia – in South Shields’ Ocean Road.
When coronavirus restrictions eased in July, a new nightclub called Industry, also owned by Jade, opened next door.