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Top Facts about Perrie Edwards, Chamberlain’s Fiance

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.

The lead vocalist of the Little Mix band, which has been dominating the charts for years. The eighth season of The "X Factor" UK helped Perrie Edwards' band gain popularity.

She put out six studio albums with Little Mix and had five songs that peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart. She introduced herself as the first female brand ambassador for "Supreme Nutrition" in 2021, the same year that she also debuted her own business, Disora.

Edwards had to have surgery to remove her swollen tonsils in 2012, during the group's DNA album recording sessions. She started dating British musician Zayn Malik in May 2012, after they first met when she competed on The X Factor UK in 2011. They announced their engagement in August 2013, however they subsequently declared their separation in August 2015.

Edwards shared several lovely photos from their engagement celebration on Instagram on June 18, 2022, revealing the news that she and Oxlade-Chamberlain were now engaged.

Although Perrie Edwards' name has been in the headlines because of her relationships with well-known figures like Zayn Malik, and now Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, there are still a lot of other details about the singer's life that are unknown.

That is why we are examining her life in more detail today.

Facts about Perrie Edwards you didn't know

Here is everything you need to know about the Little Mix star's life...

Perrie Edwards' Childhood  

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.

Perrie Edwards' Star Sign


next fact about Perrie Edwards

is that she was born in early July, which makes her a


. 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.

Perrie Edwards' Idols

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.

Personal Life

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.

Throat Surgery

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 29 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.”

Love Life

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.

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.

By posting a number of beautiful pictures from their engagement celebration to Instagram on June 18, 2022, Edwards made it known that she and Oxlade-Chamberlain were now engaged.

Edwards was left 'Homeless' after leaving Zayn 

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”.

Musical Career

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.

Little Mix Awards

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.

Favorite Things

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 Net Worth

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.

Other works 

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’.

Body measurments

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.

Perrie Edwards' Tattoos

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 had 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. However, three years after their separation he covered it up.

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.”

Perrie Edwards pets

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.

What else do you know about the Little Mix beloved singer? Let us know more in the comment section.

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