Perrie Edwards announces her son’s name is Axel Oxlade-Chamberlain


She announced that she welcomed a baby with her footballer boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on her Instagram page in August. 

And on Saturday, Perrie Edwards announced her only child’s name is Axel Oxlade-Chamberlain as she shared the first photos of her sleeping two-week-old son on social media.  

The Little Mix star, 28, shared the snaps of her adorable tiny tot who was seen wearing a blue knitted hat while perched in a baby carrier. He was swathed in an equally adorable white blanket. 

Sweet! On Saturday, Perrie Edwards announced her only child’s name is Axel Oxlade-Chamberlain as she shared first photos of her sleeping two-week-old son on social media

She wrote alongside the post: ‘2 weeks of loving you. I’ve never felt love like this before! @Axel Oxlade-Chamberlain.’

It comes after Perrie shared a series of adorable black and white snaps of the little one’s hands and feet in August to announce the birth of her child. She wrote online: ‘Welcome to the world baby 21/08/21 ♥️.’ 

Alex shared the same sweet images on his own social media page, alongside a caption which read: ‘Welcome to the world little one’.

Messages of congratulations flooded in for the couple and among the first was Perrie’s bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29, who recently gave birth to twins

Adorable! The Little Mix star, 28, shared the snaps of her adorable tiny tot who was seen wearing a blue knitted hat while perched in a baby carrier

Adorable! The Little Mix star, 28, shared the snaps of her adorable tiny tot who was seen wearing a blue knitted hat while perched in a baby carrier

Tiny toes! Perrie shared a series of adorable black and white snaps of the little one's hands and feet, while writing: 'Welcome to the world baby 21/08/21 ♥️'

Tiny toes! Perrie shared a series of adorable black and white snaps of the little one’s hands and feet, while writing: ‘Welcome to the world baby 21/08/21 ♥️’

Leigh-Anne wrote: ‘I am so proud of you and I love you so much. What an angel’ 

TOWIE’s Lauren Pope, model Winnie Harlow and presenter Laura Whitmore all posted their well wishes under Perrie’s announcement. 

Alex’s football pals also sent their regards after the Liverpool FC player shared the news on his own page.

Liverpool team captain Jordan Henderson shared a love heart.

While fellow squad member Rhys Williams wrote: ‘Congrats bro.

Welcome: Alex shared  similar sweet images on his own social media page, alongside a caption which read: 'Welcome to the world little one'

Welcome: Alex shared  similar sweet images on his own social media page, alongside a caption which read: ‘Welcome to the world little one’

Love: Messages of congratulations flooded in for the couple and among the first was Perrie's bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29, who is expecting her first child

Love: Messages of congratulations flooded in for the couple and among the first was Perrie’s bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29, who is expecting her first child

Congrats! TOWIE's Lauren Pope, model Winnie Harlow and presenter Laura Whitmore all posted their well wishes under Perrie's announcement

Congrats! TOWIE’s Lauren Pope, model Winnie Harlow and presenter Laura Whitmore all posted their well wishes under Perrie’s announcement

Trent Arnold also shared a series of red love hearts. 

The post came hours after Little Mix fans suspected heavily pregnant Perrie had gone into labour.

After it was announced by Liverpool’s Twitter account on Saturday that Alex had pulled out of the football game between Liverpool and Burnley due to ‘personal reasons’, fans suggested their baby was ‘coming’.

Perrie announced she was expecting her first child with Alex, 28, in May, mere days after her bandmate Leigh-Anne announced her own pregnancy news.

 Liverpool F.C. announced the line-up for Saturday’s game on their official Instagram and Twitter accounts, with Alex’s name noticeably missing.  

Fans of the superstar couple were quick to suggest their first child was on its way. 

Well wishers: Alex's football pals also sent their regards after the Liverpool FC player shared the news on his own page

Well wishers: Alex’s football pals also sent their regards after the Liverpool FC player shared the news on his own page

'It's coming!' It comes hours after Little Mix fans suspected heavily pregnant Perrie had gone into labour

‘It’s coming!’ It comes hours after Little Mix fans suspected heavily pregnant Perrie had gone into labour

Noticeably missing: Liverpool F.C. announced the line-up for Saturday's game on their official Instagram and Twitter accounts, with Alex left out for 'personal reasons'

Noticeably missing: Liverpool F.C. announced the line-up for Saturday’s game on their official Instagram and Twitter accounts, with Alex left out for ‘personal reasons’

‘The baby is coming!!’ many fans wrote on Twitter, as well as one who said: ‘Perrie in labour maybe?’

‘Let’s wish them a safe delivery and a healthy baby,’ another fan commented.

One said she was ‘already crying’ over the possibility of Perrie going into labour. 

MailOnline reached out to Perrie and Alex’s representatives for comment at the time.  

Fan frenzy: Fans of the superstar couple were quick to suggest their first child was on its way

Fan frenzy: Fans of the superstar couple were quick to suggest their first child was on its way

Perrie announced the news she and Alex were expecting by sharing a series of stunning black and white images to Instagram back in May. 

She excitedly said she was ready to be embark on the ‘wild journey’ of pregnancy and parenthood with her sportsman boyfriend. 

Alongside the photos, the former X Factor star wrote on Instagram: ‘So happy to be on this wild journey with my soulmate.’  

Superstar couple: Perrie announced the news she and Alex are expecting in an Instagram post back in May. They are yet to reveal the gender of their unborn child

Superstar couple: Perrie announced the news she and Alex are expecting in an Instagram post back in May. They are yet to reveal the gender of their unborn child

Expectant mothers: Perrie is one of the two Little Mix stars due to give birth later this year. She is yet to reveal the gender of her unborn child. Her bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock (pictured) also revealed she was expecting her first child with footballer fiancé Andre Gray

Expectant mothers: Perrie is one of the two Little Mix stars due to give birth later this year. She is yet to reveal the gender of her unborn child. Her bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock (pictured) also revealed she was expecting her first child with footballer fiancé Andre Gray 

The couple have been romantically linked since late 2016 and last year gushed about how much they enjoyed spending the first nationwide lockdown at home together.

They made their relationship Instagram official in January 2017 and spent lockdown together, before Alex’s Premier and Champions League duties resumed. 

Perrie was previously engaged to Zayn Malik.   

Timeline: Perrie and Alex have been romantically linked since late 2016 and made their relationship Instagram official in January 2017

Timeline: Perrie and Alex have been romantically linked since late 2016 and made their relationship Instagram official in January 2017

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