Both singers announced they were expecting their first children to fans within a week of each other earlier this month.
Now Perrie has recounted how their manager Samantha Cox – who is also pregnant – was the one who pieced things altogether, which led to the girls sharing their news with one another.
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In a TikTok interview, Perrie said: “We were on a work Zoom and we were chatting about things that were coming up in our schedule because in Little Mix we are blocked out two years in advance.
“I was thinking, ‘I won’t be able to do that’.
“I messaged my manager and she called me and said, ‘You’re pregnant’.
“I was like, ’How do you know? And she said, ‘Because I am pregnant’. Then she said, ‘Can I add someone to the call?’”
Perrie continued: “I just heard this voice that said, ‘Perrie! You too!’ And then we just cried our eyes out. We couldn’t believe it.
“What timing! It wasn’t planned.”
Leigh-Anne was first to publicly announce she was pregnant with fiancé Andre Gray on 4 May.
The couple said they couldn’t “believe the dream is finally coming true” as they shared pictures from a stunning pregnancy photoshoot on the band’s Twitter account.
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. ❤️😍 pic.twitter.com/eSYVPd5DOZ
— Little Mix (@LittleMix) May 4, 2021