Commonly known as Perrie Edwards, Perrie Louise Edwards was born on 10 July 1993 and raised in the Whiteleas area of South Shields, Tyne and Wear.
Her parents are Alexander Edwards and Deborah Duffy, while she also has an older brother named Jonnie, and a younger half-sister named Caitlin Edwards, on her father's side.
Perrie had her first audition for "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette. She attended Radipole Primary School in Weymouth, Dorset before moving back to South Shields.
She attended St. Peter and Paul RC Primary School, and Mortimer Community College in South Shields, and later transferred to Newcastle College, where she received a BTEC in Performing Arts.
In 2019 she became the new face for the Italian brand Superga and released her first designed collection of shoes. In 2020 Edwards become the first female ambassador for the brand "Supreme Nutrition".
Perrie Edwards is the lead singer of Little Mix band that has been ruling charts for years now. The band rose through the fame of The “X Factor” UK season 8.
Perrie Edwards’ name has been on top of the news as she has been in relationship with famous faces such as Zayn Malik, but there are still many more facts to know about the singer's life.
That is why we are taking a closer look at her life today. Are you ready? Let’s start…
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Here is everything you need to know about the Little Mix star's life...
Edwards was born in South Shields, England in a small family.
She went to Radipole Primary School, Weymouth before she moved back to South Shields. She graduated from St. Peter and Paul RC Primary School while staying there and then moved to Mortimer Community College for higher education.
She stayed in South Shields for five years and was excellent in both performing arts and academics. She then went off to study in Newcastle College and got a BTEC degree in Performing Arts.
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The next fact about Perrie Edwards is that she was born in early July, which makes her a Cancer. Cancer is ruled by the Moon, which gives people born under this sign great emotional sensitivity. They are thus often reserved and shy.
Their reasoning, thinking and behaviour are very dependent on their mood, and this is the reason why they like to depend on people with strong personalities and choose partners they can lean on.
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It is interesting to know that Perrie admires Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Steve Perry, Michael Jackson, and Mariah Carey. She idolizes each one of them and that’s what helped her shape her career.
Another interesting fact about Perrie Edwards is that both her parents are signers and that gave her more influence. Her parents separated long back, but are always there for her.
Her mother, Debbie, later married to Mark Duffie and Perrie is also close to her stepfather. Perrie’s father also remarried to Joanna Wells and she has a half-sister named Caitlin Edwards.
Not many of her fans know this, but Perrie suffers from a condition called Esophageal Atresia that is responsible for the bisectional mark on her tummy, while she also suffers from anosmia.
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As we mentioned, Edwards has experienced problems with her oesophagus since childhood.
However, finally she revealed that she’s undergone surgery on her throat, after years of dealing with problems with her oesophagus. It was last year when the 26 year old singer made the announcement about her surgery.
The funny thing is that she wrote about her surgery while she was having her favorite chocolate dessert at her favorite restaurant after going under the surgery earlier that week. She shared a make-up-free Instagram snap in London and captioned it: “Only I would have an operation then ask to be taken to the ivy for my favourite chocolate bomb dessert!
My oesophagus can’t come between me and my love of food. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”
In May 2012, she began dating One Direction member Zayn Malik. The couple later got engaged in August 2013 but broke up in August 2015.
On August 18, 2013, after spending a weekend together, Zayn proposed to Perrie and within the next three days, the singers announced that they were engaged. Zayn gifted her a three-diamond ring.
However, on August 4, 2015, reports stated that the couple had ended her engagement.
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In February 2017, Perrie was confirmed to be dating Liverpool football player, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain since December 2016.
The pair was first linked together in November 2016 after perrie was spotted supporting her new boyfriend at the Emirates Stadium in London during Arsenal’s English Premier League fixture.
Subsequently, Alex was spotted in the crowd during Little Mix’s performance at The X Factor final. The public confirmation came in the form of a picture of the new couple kissing in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
This is while during 2016, she was associated with British actor, Luke Pasqualino. The singer was also known to date Leon King for a short time in 2015.
It is somehow strange to know that the Little Mix singer had nowhere to go after the end of her four-year relationship with Zayn.
In fact, Little Mix's star has revealed that she was left homeless following her split from her former fiancé Zayn Malik.
Writing in Little Mix's new book Our World, Perrie said that after being dumped by Zayn via text message she was left with “nowhere to go”.
Perrie started her career by performing at school singing shows but never thought of herself as a great singer.
Eight years back, in 2011 Edwards auditioned as a solo artist on 'The X Factor' with the song 'You Oughta Know' by Alanis Morissette.
She was rejected in that audition, but that was just the beginning as she was put together with Jesy Nelson, who was also rejected in the same audition. Together, they created a group named “Faux Pas”.
At this time, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall was a part of group called “Orion”. They were all rejected candidates to came together to create the “Rhythmix” group.
However, later they had to change their name due to a children's music charity having the same name. Therefore, they changed their name to “Little Mix” and rose to be one of the most competitive girl groups to win The X Factor title.
After the win, the group released their first album named “DNA” in 2012. It was in the third position under UK Albums Charts and one of the top five in USA as well.
Little Mix went onto to releasing their second album called “Salute” and then released “Get Weird” in 2015. By 2016, they delivered the fourth, which was named “Glory Days”.
They were announced the winners of the series making them the first ever group to win the show. They have had two number one singles; their Damien Rice cover 'Cannonball' and 'Wings'; and their debut album 'DNA' peaked at number 3 in the UK charts.
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Little Mix was awarded the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Award in 2013 under category Ultimate Export.
In 2014, they won the Band of the Year for Glamour Awards. Later that year, they won Pure Beauty Awards for ‘Best New Eye Product.
In 2015, the won another Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Award and the category was The Ultimate Girl Group. They were also rewarded with Best UK & Ireland Act by MTV Europe Music Awards.
Little Mix won Choice International Artist in 2016 from Teen Choice Award.
The group also won Brit Award for British Single of the Year in 2017 which was for the Shout Out to My Ex. The song earned the Best Break-Up Song from Radio Disney Music Award as well.
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If you like to know about Perrie Edwards favorite things, first you have to know that her favorite musicians is Steve Perry while her favorite Song is “My Life” by Bon Jovi. She has chosen “The Notebook” (2004) as her favorite film and Blue is her favorite Color.
Perrie Edwards is estimated to have a net worth of around £3,000,000. She owns a luxurious house in London worth £5m. It has to be mentioned that she has been a part of several events and tours and she also has endorsed many brands and products.
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Perrie and her group have been not just singers, as they have done a lot so far. In May 2012, Perrie and the rest of Little Mix members launched a Union Flag-themed set of M&M’s. The same year, they released their book ‘Ready to Fly’ and also unveiled a children's clothing range.
One year later and in 2013, the group promoted the Schwarzkopf hair dye Live Color XXL via their video clip ‘How Ya Doin’. They also launched their first makeup range with ‘Collection’.
In 2014, Edwards and her team mates launched a new range of nails with the brand ‘Elegant Touch’. A year later and in 2015, Little Mix launched their fragrance ‘Gold Magic. In July 2016, they released their second fragrance named ‘Wishmaker’.
Perrie Edwards is 5 feet 4 inches or 163 centimeters tall and she weighs 54 kg (119 lb). She has got blue eyes and Blonde hair.
While many young stars are interested in hacking tattoos on their bodies, Perrie Edwards doesn’t have any tattoos. In fact, she is the only member of Little Mix without them.
However, it is interesting to know that Zayn has the star’s tattoo on his arm. In fact, he got a tattoo resembling his former fiancée on his upper arm in 2013, when they were still dating.
Though she is somehow against tattoos, she encourages Little Mix's fans to embrace their freckles. In fact, Perrie used to be very insecure about her freckles but now she embraces them and encourages her fans to do the same.
"Growing up I was always insecure about the freckles on my face. Over the last couple of years, I've started to embrace them and don't feel I need to hide them anymore. Embrace your individuality. Love what you love without worrying about judgement.”
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The Little Mix talented star has two dogs. Perrie’s most famous dog is a Pomeranian named Hatchi. She also has an adopted dog called Teddy. Besides the dogs, Perrie has two cats called Prada and Benji.
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