Laura Whitmore leads stars congratulating Perrie Edwards as she announces birth of first child

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Perrie Edwards has been showered with messages of congratulations and support after announcing the birth of her first baby with partner Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The Little Mix star posted a gorgeous black and white photo of her baby on Instagram, alongside the caption: "Welcome to the world baby 21/08/21."

Love Island star Laura Whitmore was one of the first to comment, posting: "Welcome baby!" alongside three love heart emojis.

Former TOWIE star Lauren Pope posted her congratulations, writing: "The most special time, huge congratulations."

And supermodel Winnie Harlow also wished the new parents well, posting "Congratulations" with a love heart eyes emojis.

Perrie, 28, gave birth to the couple's first child on Saturday 21 August, after fans suspected she was in labour.

Proud dad Alex, 28, shared the same photos of the adorable tot on his own Instagram page to share the happy news.

He wrote in the caption: "Welcome to the world little one [heart eye emoji] [red heart emoji] 21/08/21".

The couple are yet to reveal their son or daughter's name.

Fans of the Sweet Melody singer suspected she was in labour on Saturday as Liverpool footballer Alex pulled out of his match.

Alex was forced to pull out of the match due to "personal reasons".

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The couple's supporters soon flocked to Twitter to share theories that Perrie had welcomed their first child and share well wishes.

One wrote: "hoping perrie and alex are okay and if perrie actually is in labour i wish her a safe pregnancy".

Another added: "APPARENTLY PERRIE IS IN LABOUR ?!!????".

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