Leigh-Anne has welcomed twins (Picture: Instagram)
Congratulations to Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock who has welcomed twins with fiancé Andre Gray.
In a shock announcement, the 29-year-old confirmed she had given birth to twins on August 16, sharing a black and white picture of her babies’ little feet.
She wrote: ‘We asked for a miracle, we were given two… ?? Our Cubbies are here ??16/08/21.’
She did not reveal the babies’ genders, but safe to say fans were stunned, as Leigh-Anne had not previously revealed she was expecting twins.
Bandmate Perrie Edwards, who gave birth five days after Leigh-Anne but announced her news yesterday, commented: ‘Two bundles of absolute joy! I love you my Lee Lee!’
Rochelle Humes added: ‘Double the blessings.’
Leigh-Anne’s announcement comes just a day after Perrie, 28, confirmed she had welcomed her and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first child on August 21.
The star captioned her Instagram post: ‘Welcome to the world baby 21/08/21.’
Leigh-Anne had commented: ‘I am so proud of you and I love you so much ? what an angel.’
And it’s double – well, triple – the celebration for the Pinnock family as Leigh-Anne’s older sister Sairah gave birth to her son Sevn last week.
The Sweet Melody singer announced her baby joy in May, a year after she and Andre got engaged, posting a glam photoshoot on social media.
She wrote in the caption: ‘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. ❤️?.’
Throughout her pregnancy the star has been open about the challenges she faced including swollen hands and feet.
The mum-to-be praised her body for carrying her child and said she was ‘grateful’ for her journey.
‘Time to give my body some credit ?… this is the hardest thing I have EVER done, I have struggled these past few weeks,’ Leigh-Anne began on Instagram before detailing what she had been dealing with.
Leigh-Anne and Andre are first-time parents (Picture: Instagram)
Leigh-Anne said pregnancy is ‘hardest thing she’s ever done’ (Picture: Instagram)
‘Swollen hands and feet, bruised ribs and then chuck in a whole heap of hormones to the mix ? but then I think about what’s actually going on inside this belly and I’m mind blown… creating life… I am so proud of how far I’ve come and so grateful for this blessing.’
Leigh-Anne and Andre announced their engagement in May 2020.
The Watford footballer popped the question during a romantic evening in their garden during lockdown.
The new mum has been sharing her journey with fans (Picture: Instagram)
Leigh-Anne shared the news in an Instagram post with a photo of her and Andre kissing while flashing her engagement ring, and wrote: ‘Guys.. wtf has just happened… He bloody did it, and I said yes.
‘I’m marrying my soul mate, the man of my flipping dreams… I am lost for words, so I think I’m just going to go cry some more @andregray_ I love you so much. My world is literally complete.’
Leigh-Anne and Andre, both 29, first started dating in 2016.
Days after Leigh-Anne announced her baby news, Perrie confirmed she was also pregnant.
The girls, plus bandmate Jade Thirlwall, have just celebrated Little Mix’s 10th anniversary, and are releasing a best of album in November featuring some never before heard songs.