LITTLE Mix fans have insisted that Perrie Edwards’ mum actually let slip that the star was pregnant last week – but nobody spotted it.
The 27-year-old star and her footballer boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain announced that they are expecting their first baby in a sweet Instagram post yesterday.
The news came just under a week after Perrie’s bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock shared her own pregnancy snaps as she posed with fiance Andre Gray.
And Perrie’s mum Debbie Edwards appeared to let the cat out of the bag at the time – but luckily it wasn’t noticed.
Re-posting the photos of Leigh-Anne’s bump, Debbie tweeted on 4 May: “Massive congratulations to Leigh Anne and Andre.. babies on tour xx can’t wait xx”.
But most followers dismissed the plural use of “babies”, with one reasoning that Leigh-Anne’s sister is also pregnant at the moment.
Another wrote: “Maybe she means the girls are like her babies, and now Leigh is having a baby too.”
While a third speculated if Leigh-Anne was expecting more than one bundle of joy, tweeting: “That’s a big bump so I’m not surprised if it’s multiples”.
However, Debbie stood by her words yesterday when her daughter announced her own pregnancy, taking to social media again to remark: “Massive congratulations to my beautiful daughter Perrie and Alexander..
“I am bursting with pride… and cannot wait to see my grandchild..as I said… Babies on tour lol.”
Her followers were stunned that she’d actually given the game away days earlier, with one replying: “Omg you leaked your daughter’s pregnancy and we didn’t realize!”
Another gasped: “We took ‘babies’ as Leigh-Anne having twins lol so so excited for Perrie though.”
A third shared clown emojis as they wrote: “You gave it away and we didn’t realise.”
Perrie had her bump firmly on display as she shared the news yesterday, writing at the time: “So happy to be on this wild journey with my soulmate
“Me + Him = You 🌎♥️ We can’t wait to meet you baby Ox!”
Alex shared the same snaps, adding: “Anyone got any advice on how to change nappies? 😅 so grateful and excited to become a dad ❤️ bring on the sleepless nights 🤪”
Announcing her own news, Leigh-Anne wrote last week: “We’ve dreamed about this moment for so long and we can’t believe the dream is finally coming true… we can’t wait to meet you. ❤️😍”
Third bandmate Jade Thirlwall is the only member of Little Mix to not be expecting, and while her two bandmates are now planning to settle down and start families of their own, the Celebrity Bake Off winner marked one-year since she slid into boyfriend Jordan Stephens’ DMs at the weekend.
Fans have shared their fears that the pregnancies so soon after Jesy Nelson sensationally quit Little Mix could spell the end of the popular girl band, but the girls currently have a tour scheduled for next year after Perrie and Leigh-Anne’s maternity leave.
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