Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards, 26, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29, looked radiant as they debuted their blossoming baby bumps while hitting the BRIT Award 2021 red carpet with their bandmate Jade Thirlwall, 28, on Tuesday.
The trio, who are marking their first awards night since Jesy Nelson left the band, all coordinated in glamorous white ball gowns, with the two mums-to-be cradling their stomachs as they posed for snaps.
And the evening provided even more cause for celebration, as Little Mix scooped the best British Group gong after seeing off competition from Bicep, Biffy Clyo, The 1975 and Yong T & Bugsey – ensuring to thank Jesy Nelson as they accepted the award.
The bumps’ first night out! Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards, 26, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock looked radiant as they both cradled their bumps while hitting the BRIT Award 2021 red carpet with their bandmate Jade Thirlwall on Tuesday
Perrie looked sensational as she highlighted her bump in a figure-hugging white skirt which boasted a floaty train.
She also flashed a little midriff as her stylish outfit by David Koma boasted a sheer panel before joining onto a long-sleeved and low cut crop top.
While pregnant Leigh-Anne, who was the first to announce she’s expecting her first child, opted for a semi-sheer number.
Glowing: The trio coordinated in glamorous white ball gowns, with the two mums-to-be cradling their stomachs as they posed for some snaps
The beauty’s dress showcased her toned arms and featured a quirky pattern throughout the light material.
Ensuring to coordinate with her bandmates, Jade also rocked a white ballgown with a chic neckline.
She wore her long locks down and added a statement makeup look of bold brown eyeshadow and a deep nude lipstick to accentuate her pretty features.
The band appeared to be in great spirits as they posed up a storm on the red carpet and beamed huge grins while showing off their bumps.
Jade, who said she’s set to be the ‘luckiest auntie’ after her pals announced their pregnancies, also could not stop smiling as she wrapped her arms around her bandmates.
SO happy: The trio could not stop smiling as they posed for snaps on the red carpet on Tuesday
Looking good: Perrie looked sensational as she highlighted her bump in a figure-hugging white skirt by designer David Koma which boasted a floaty train
Glam: While pregnant Leigh-Anne, who was the first to announce she’s expecting her first child, opted for a semi-sheer number
The good times continued inside the 02 Arena as the beauties were awarded the gong for best British Group.
And while excitedly accepting their latest accolade the trio ensured to give a shout out to their former bandmate Jesy, who left the group in December.
Taking to the stage, Leigh-Anne said: ‘We have been together for 10 years it’s been the best years of our life, we’ve had so much fun we’ve made so many memories, we want to thank your incredible fans, Jesy.
‘It’s not easy being a female in the UK pop industry, we’ve seen the misogyny, dominance and lack of diversity, we’re proud of how we’re stuck together and we’re using our voices more than ever.’
Winners! The event brought more cause for celebration, as Little Mix scooped the best British Group gong after seeing off competition from Bicep, Biffy Clyo, The 1975 and Yong T & Bugsey
Exciting: The bandmates laughed and joked as they accepted their award
Loving it: Leigh-Anne held onto the smaller trophy while Perrie took charge of the big pink one
Thoughtful: And while excitedly accepting their latest accolade the trio ensured to give a shout out to their former bandmate Jesy, who left the group in December
Taking to the stage, Leigh-Anne said: ‘We have been together for 10 years it’s been the best years of our life, we’ve had so much fun we’ve made so many memories, we want to thank your incredible fans, Jesy’
Got your notes? Leigh-Anne read off her phone as she said a few words at the ceremony
Jade added: ‘This award isn’t just for us, it’s for Spice Girls, Sugababes, All Saints, Girls Aloud, all the incredible girls bands we love you.’
It had been reported in the lead-up to the event that despite Jesy being part of the group in the period that the nomination covers, the trio have made tweaks so their performance can go ahead without her.
The claims came amid allegations of the singer wanting to ‘sever ties’ with the trio and reports of them not speaking directly with each other in months.
Jesy, who left Little Mix in December, revealed her joy over the impressive accolade as she shared a sweet snap of her ex-bandmates to Instagram alongside a lines of heart and clapping hand emojis.
Jesy didn’t attend the ceremony at London’s O2 Arena, instead spending the day in the studio working on her solo music and teasing fans with an ‘exciting’ new track.
Perrie and her beau Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 27, announced they are expecting their first child together by sharing a series of stunning black and white images on Instagram on Monday just one night before her bump’s debut at the BRITS.
Oh baby! Leigh-Anne showcased her bump in a semi-sheer dress which boasted a chic line pattern throughout it
Animated: Perrie also flaunted her blossoming stomach in a stylish white gown with a cut-out detail on the torso
Aunty-to-be: Jade beamed a grin as she stood inbetween her two gorgeous pregnant pals
Posers: The stars ensured to work all their angles as they made their way along the red carpet
Surprise: Leigh-Anne and Perrie shocked fans by both announcing their pregnancies within a week of each other
The wonderful news comes just six days after Perrie’s bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock revealed she is also expecting her first child with fiancé Andre Gray.
In one of the new snaps, Perrie displayed her growing baby bump in a black lace bra while tenderly touching her footballer beau’s face, as they both beamed for the camera in an image posted to the star’s social media page.
She excitedly claimed she is ready to be embarking on the ‘wild journey’ of pregnancy and parenthood with her sportsman boyfriend.
Alongside photos the former X Factor star wrote on Instagram: ‘So happy to be on this wild journey with my soulmate.
‘Me + Him = You [world and heart emojis] We can’t wait to meet you baby Ox! (sic)’
Congratulations! The band put on an animated display as the British Group category was announced
Another one for the collection: Jade cradled the colourful gong while her bandmates cradled their bumps
Girlband: Little Mix scooped the best British Group gong after seeing off competition from Bicep, Biffy Clyo, The 1975 and Yong T & Bugsey
Picture time: The singers all grabbed onto the colourful gong for another fun picture
A Third Little Mix baby! Jade cradled the gongs while her bandmates held onto their stomachs
Shock: The singers seemed surprised at their win on the night
Hitmakers: They all said a few words before heading off to celebrate
Alex also shared the news with his Instagram followers by posting the same images and wrote: ‘Anyone got any advice on how to change nappies? So grateful and excited to become a dad. Bring on the sleepless nights!’
The star opted for pared back make-up and wore her blonde locks in a pretty up do, while leaving strands of hair to frame her features.
Meanwhile, Alex sported a simple while T-shirt as he posed behind his girlfriend and lovingly wrapped his hands around her waist.
Many of Perrie’s friends and fans rushed to the comment’s section of her post to offer their congratulations to the singer.
Made a pal? The trio posed with a huge BRIT model while Jade cradled their actual trophy
Bumping along: Leigh-Anne’s blossoming stomach highlighted through her sheer dress
Chatting away: The trio seemed to be in great spirits as they gave a few interviews
Coordination: Leigh-Anne, Jade and Perrie matched in stunning floor-length white dresses
Smiles: Jade (centre) reacted to the news of her friends’ happy news in the week saying she’s going to be the ‘luckiest auntie in the world’
How did BRIT Awards go ahead during the Covid pandemic?
The 2021 BRIT Awards marked the first live music event in the UK since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The indoor ceremony and live show formed part of the Government’s scientific Events Research Programme.
Enhanced testing approaches will examine how events can take place without the need for social distancing after all restrictions are lifted on June 21.
4,000 tickets were made available for the live ceremony, just one fifth of the venue’s 20,000 capacity, with 2,500 of those being given to key workers.
The BRITs will play an important role in paving the way for the return of live music at scale as the UK emerges from the past year’s restrictions.
Audience members were not socially distanced or required to wear face coverings once seated inside the arena, though they were required in communal areas such as the toilet or main concourse.
All attendees were allowed to purchase alcohol and concessions once inside the O2 Arena.
Attendees were also required to follow existing Government guidance when travelling to the venue and adhere to rules set out by the event organisers.
Among the rules, attendees had to provide proof of a negative lateral flow test result to enter the venue, and said test had to be taken at an asymptomatic testing site within 36 hours of the ceremony.
Upon arrival at the venue, all attendess were asked to take a PCR test, and will then take another test five days after the ceremony
It’s hoped this will gather further evidence on the safety of indoor settings, reduced social distancing and the removal of non-pharmaceutical interventions like face coverings.
Support: Jade looked incredible in her sleek white dress as she posed inbetween her friends
Mathcy matchy: The beauties all opted for white but varied their necklines
Among them was her bandmate and mother-to-be Leigh-Anne, 29, who wrote that she was ‘so excited’ to be sharing her pregnancy journey with her close friend.
She penned: ‘Arrrgghhh so so happy for you both! And so bloody happ we get to go on this journey together! Love you so much.’
Leigh-Anne announced her own pregnancy on May 4, just a week before Perrie shared her news with the world.
In her announcement snaps, Leigh-Anne showed off her bump in a trio of images posted on Instagram, writing alongside them: ‘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.’
Pretty: Perrie wore her long blonde locks down and styled into waves for the big night
What’s going on here? She put on an animated display while answering questions
Beaming: The pregnant star looked blissfully happy as she spoke to the arena
Ceremony: Jade and Leigh-Anne looked content as they sat with a selection of snacks
Baby joy! Perrie Edwards, 26, and her boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 27, announced they are expecting their first child together on Monday
Baby mamas! The wonderful news comes just six days after Perrie’s bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock announced she is also expecting her first child with fiancé Andre Gray (pictured together recently)
Also appearing to offer her congratulations was former Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson, who showed her support to the pregnant star by ‘liking’ the announcement.
The move comes after it was reported over the weekend that Jesy ‘wants to sever ties’ with the band after quitting before Christmas.
Sources recently claimed the documentary filmmaker is no longer in communication with her former bandmates, sharing: ‘The plan was always to stay in touch but that just hasn’t happened because Jesy didn’t want it.
‘She wants to sever ties and start again — that seems to be both professionally and personally.’
Love: excitedly claimed she is ready to be embarking on the ‘wild journey’ of pregnancy and parenthood with her sportsman boyfriend
Excited: Alex also shared the news with his Instagram followers by posting the same images and wrote: ‘Anyone got any advice on how to change nappies? So grateful and excited to become a dad. Bring on the sleepless nights!’
Supportive: Among them was her former Little Mix bandmate Jesy Nelson, who showed her support to the pregnant star by ‘liking’ the announcement
Meanwhile, bandmate Jade Thirlwall, 28, wrote: ‘Beaming for you both. I’m the luckiest auntie in the world! Love yoooou x.’
Perrie’s partner Alex shared his excitement by posting a string of hearts underneath the sweet photographs.
While Jesy’s ex Chris Hughes posted prayer and baby emojis.
Shorty after the announcement the band’s manager – Samantha Cox who is also pregnant – shared a picture of herself Perrie and Leigh-Anne all cradling their bumps.
Alongside the image, she wrote: ‘Future best friends pending… We’ve been through so much and now we get to do this together!!
‘Love you both @perrieedwards @leighannepinnock and Aunty @jadethirlwall.’
Support: Among the well-wishers was her bandmate Leigh-Anne, 29, who wrote that she was ‘so excited’ to be sharing her pregnancy journey with her close friend
Happy: A host of other celebs also posted their support for Perrie
‘Love you’: Meanwhile, bandmate Jade Thirlwall, 28, wrote: ‘Beaming for you both. I’m the luckiest auntie in the world! Love yoooou x’
The Little Mix tour which was due to kick off this month has been postponed a year and it is currently unclear whether the tour will still run with both Perrie and Leigh-Anne now set to become mothers.
When they postponed the tour, the group – who released their Confetti album in November – said in a series of tweets: ‘You know how much we love being on the road and performing every night for you all.
‘However, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we must prioritise the safety of our fans and crew and help to stop the spread.
‘Therefore we’re so sad to say that the Confetti tour will be postponed to April 2022.
‘All tickets will be valid for the corresponding rescheduled dates and we’re taking this chance to add an additional show for our fans in Cardiff. (sic)’
Incredible: Leigh-Anne announced her own pregnancy on May 4, just a week before Perrie shared her news with the world
Snapped: Alongside the image, Little Mix’s pregnant manager Sam Cox wrote: ‘Future best friends pending… We’ve been through so much and now we get to do this together!!’
Alex and Perrie moved in together back in 2019 and gave fans a glimpse inside their Cheshire pad earlier last year amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
It was reported in January that they are moving to a road in Wilmslow, Cheshire, where former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson lives.
The pair were said to have splashed out for a luxury £3.8million property on the private street back in August, according to The Sun.
Sir Alex, 79, is set to have the midfielder, who plays for Man Utd’s rival club Liverpool, as a new neighbour alongside the Little Mix singer.
A source told The Sun: ‘Sir Alex is a big fan of football as everyone knows, but no one is sure what he makes of Little Mix’s music.’
Mixed messages: Jesy’s show of support comes after it was reported over the weekend that Jesy ‘wants to sever ties’ with the band after quitting before Christmas
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.
In November, Perrie admitted she would say yes if her boyfriend proposed.
During an appearance on Capital Breakfast With Roman Kemp, Perrie gave her strongest indication yet that she’s ready to walk down the aisle.
The singer shared her enthusiasm as she also discussed bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s engagement to footballer Andre Gray.
When co-host Sonny Jay asked if she would say yes to a proposal from Alex, Perrie respond: ‘I have to think about it I think [pause] no, obviously!
Loved-up: Alex and Perrie moved in together back in 2019 and gave fans a glimpse inside their Cheshire pad earlier last year amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic
‘Me and Leigh-Anne were just chatting and Andre wanted to wait for their anniversary, was it four years Leigh?’
She added: ‘But do you know what, I appreciate him, we don’t want to rush into it do you know what I mean? But it would be a definitely yes from me I reckon!’
Perrie was previously engaged to Zayn Malik.
The pair started dating in 2012, with the former One Direction star popping the question a year later in 2013.
However, Perrie and Zayn went their separate ways in 2015.
Before meeting her current footballer beau, Perrie was also linked to Skins actor Luke Pasqualino and model Leon King.
Throwback: Perrie was previously engaged to Zayn Malik. The pair started dating in 2012, with the former One Direction star popping the question a year later in 2013
BRIT AWARDS WINNERS 2021
FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
DUA LIPA – WINNER
LIANNE LA HAVAS
MALE SOLO ARTIST
J HUS – WINNER
LITTLE MIX – WINNER
YOUNG T & BUGSEY
BRITs RISING STAR
GRIFF WARNER – WINNER
ARLO PARKS COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS
CELESTE NOT YOUR MUSE
DUA LIPA FUTURE NOSTALGIA – WINNER
J HUS BIG CONSPIRACY
JESSIE WARE WHAT’S YOUR PLEASURE?
HAIM – WINNER
RUN THE JEWELS
ARLO PARKS – WINNER
YOUNG T & BUGSEY
220 KID & GRACEY DON’T NEED LOVE
AITCH & AJ TRACEY FT TAY KEITH RAIN
DUA LIPA PHYSICAL
HARRY STYLES WATERMELON SUGAR – WINNER
HEADIE ONE FT AJ TRACEY & STORMZY AIN’T IT DIFFERENT
JOEL CORRY FT MNEK HEAD & HEART
NATHAN DAWE FT KSI LIGHTER
REGARD & RAYE SECRETS
S1MBA FT DTG ROVER PARLOPHONE
YOUNG T & BUGSEY FT HEADIE ONE DON’T RUSH
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
BILLIE EILISH – WINNER
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
TAME IMPALA FICTION
THE WEEKND – WINNER