Perrie Edwards recently revealed some wonderful relationship news worth singing about. On June 18, the Little Mix singer posted a series of photos to Instagram showing her partner Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain proposing to her on the beach.
“Last night the love of my life got on one knee and I said… YES!” Edwards captioned the sweet pics. Per Capital FM, Edwards and Oxlade-Chamberlain have been public items since 2017, about two years after their 2015 split from fellow musician Zayn Malik.
Although Oxlade-Chamberlain proposed in 2022, Edwards was willing to make plans to tie the knot years ago. When asked by Capital FM in 2020 if she would accept a proposal from Oxlade-Chamberlain, Edwards said she would certainly say yes. “I appreciate him,” Edwards explained to the Daily Mail. “We don’t want to rush anything … But it would be a resounding yes from me, I think.” Prior to the news of their engagement, Edwards gave birth to their first child with Oxlade-Chamberlain in August 2021. She later announced via Instagram in September that her son’s name is Axel. Read on to learn more about the man who won Edward’s heart and started a family with her.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a professional footballer with Liverpool FC
Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are going strong after five years together and a recent engagement announcement. Oxlade-Chamberlain is a professional footballer for Liverpool Football Club, according to his Instagram bio, who first met Edwards in 2016, according to The Sun.
Liverpool FC page reveals that Oxlade-Chamberlain is a midfielder. The 28-year-old athlete signed for Liverpool FC in 2017 and has made 133 appearances for the club to date. Despite sustaining a knee injury in 2018 that temporarily prevented him from playing football, Oxlade-Chamberlain returned to football in April 2019.
During a 2019 interview with a young athlete, Ramell Carter, Oxlade-Chamberlain expressed his love for what he does as he offered advice to aspiring football players. “Always be humble, get ready to learn, enjoy it,” Oxlade-Chamberlain shared. “The biggest thing is enjoying, loving what we do because we’re very lucky to have this job.” He’s also tried to show Edwards some football moves, as a 2021 social media video shows, the two of them kicking a soccer ball around and laughing together. With comments the pair have made publicly about each other in the past, it seems their love for each other has only grown over time.
Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have shown each other love and support
Celebrity couple Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have offered each other a strong support system. In a 2019 interview with Notion Magazine, Edwards called her union with Oxlade-Chamberlain a “beautiful, balanced, healthy relationship” and went on to talk about why the soccer star is the right partner for her. “He’s like perfection,” Edwards gushed. “He’s not too clingy, he’s not too clingy, but he’s not too cool for school. He’s got a perfect balance, he’s super supportive in everything I do, which is so nice.”
The performer added that the two “want the best” for each other and being with Oxlade-Chamberlain is like “a breath of fresh air”. Oxlade-Chamberlain has publicly shown his encouragement to Edwards, similar to how he posted a picture of the pair via Instagram at the BRIT Awards in 2019. “So proud of you [Edwards] and what you continue to achieve by picking up your second BRIT award!” he wrote to his fiancé-to-be. The joy the two bring to each other is evident as Edwards shared pictures of himself and Oxlade-Chamberlain with big smiles in 2019 on Instagram, Edwards captioned the photos, “I don’t usually smile in pictures but how can I not smile when I’m around him?!”