Edwards attended Radipole Primary School in Weymouth, Dorset before moving back to South Shields. She is a graduate of St. Peter and Paul RC Primary School, in South Shields, and attended Mortimer Community College, also in South Shields, for five years, where she excelled in both academic and performance subjects. Edwards transferred and graduated from Newcastle College, where she received a BTEC in Performing Arts. She suffers from Oesophageal Atresia, responsible for a bisectional scar on her stomach.
Artistry and Influences
Perrie Edwards cites Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson and Steve Perry from the American rock band Journey as her musical influences.
Debbie Duffie and Alexander Edwards are Perrie's parents. She has a big brother named Jonnie. Her parents are both singers and are divorced. Her mother is now married to Mark Duffie who became Perrie's stepdad and she also has a stepmother, Joanna Wells. Caitlin Georgia Edwards is her half-sister.
- She's the ex-fiancée of former One Direction member, Zayn Malik. One Direction performed "Wishing on a Star" with the finalists of the eighth season of The X Factor along with JLS. They were rumoured to be dating, but both denied being in a relationship. In May 2012 the rumours appeared to be true when paparazzi snapped pictures of them kissing and riding a scooter. In an interview for Today that aired on May 30, 2012, Zayn confirmed having a girlfriend. On August 18th 2013, after a weekend together, Zayn proposed to her. On August 21, 2013, it was announced that Zayn and Perrie were engaged. He gave her a three diamond ring. It was reported on August 4, 2015, that the couple had ended their engagement.
- She briefly dated Leon King, who works as a British Business Professional, during 2015.
- During 2016, she briefly dated actor Luke Pasqualino.
- She is currently dating Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Perrie has a total of four pets.
In November 2013, Perrie Edwards and One Direction's Zayn Malik introduced their new female cat named Prada, via the official Little Mix Twitter account.
On 04 November 2014, Perrie adopted a female dog named Teddy.
Things do happen and it's not you that changes, it's your life that changes.
I can't wait to get married and have kids, but it's Little Mix at the minute... I want Little Mix to explode and be massive, then I think we'll all settle down and get married and have kids and stuff like that. It's going to be lovely. I can't wait.
—Perrie Edwards, speaking to the Metro.
“I can’t live without lipstick. I used to like red, but that got too boring, so then I decided I liked purple, like a dark purple. Now I just like a brown, nude lip!”
“We were like new kids at first, we didn’t know each other. It wasn’t until we went to my house that we just clicked. It was instant. We went shopping, and we stayed up every night watching movies, eating food, rehearsing, singing. It was like being at camp with your best friends. We had such a laugh.”
“For my perfect girls’ night, I’d rather stay in and watch a movie, like a chick flick or something romantic. And eat loads and loads of food!”
“I have a hippie-boho style, with long skirts and flowery headbands, then a rocker side with leather jackets and biker boots. For daytime, I love a flowy skirt with a crop top and sandals, then for night a long dress with a nice belt and lots of silver jewelry.”
- Her full name is Perrie Louise Edwards.
- She was born on 10th of July 1993
- She grew up in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, and has one older brother named Jonnie.
- Her parents were singers, which inspired Perrie to pursue singing.
- Perrie's Vocal Type is "Spinto Soprano"
- Her style inspiration are Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
- Perrie can play guitar.
- Her favourite colour is blue.
- She has 12 pets.
- Her nicknames are Pez, Perrie Winkle and her dad calls her Pep.
- She loves shoes.
- She doesn't drink alcohol.
- Her dream job as a child was vet.
- Her Chinese astrology sign is 1993 Rooster.
- She loves eating.
- She is terrified of spiders.
- Her style is boho, 80s inspired.
- She was almost 17 when she had her first kiss.
- She shares a birthday with Jessica Simpson and Jason Orange.
- Her favourite musicians are Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Steve Perry.
- Her favourite clothes shop is TopShop.
- Her favourite movies are ALL of the movies and she couldn't pick a favorite.
- She performed at school singing shows but never thought of herself as a great singer.
- Her favourite albums or songs are Ed Sheeran's + and Bon Jovi's "It's My Life".
- Her first celebrity crush is "The boy from S Club Juniors with the brace, I can't remember his name".
- Her guilty pleasure/weirdest crush is John Smith from Pocahontas.
- Her favorite Little Mix performance in X Factor is E.T.
- Her birth sign is cancer (sign of the crab) and the 4th sign of the zodiac.
- Perrie and Jade were both born on Saturday.
- Perrie can make a really good goat impression.
- She loves to change her hair colour.
- Perrie was named after Steve Perry.
- She is the only member of the group that hasn't got a single tattoo.
- She has no sense of smell.
- Her favourite TV channels are Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.
- She got her nose pierced when she was in the US.
- She doesn't like roller costers.
- "More Than This" is her favourite song off of One Direction's Up All Night album.
- She loves wearing bracelets that fans gave to her.
- Perrie likes guys with rugged looks who can make her laugh.
- She mostly shops at Urban Outfitters, TopShop, River, American Apparel and Vintage.
- She once got hate for spelling Zayn's name as Zayne.
- She and Zayn Malik broke up in August 2015.
- She started dating Liverpool footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in November 2016.
- She costantly start shaking her legs while sitting cross legged.
- Her favorite song from TLC is "No Scrubs".
- Before being famous, she never used to wear make up.
- She used to live in New Zealand.
- Perrie eats 9 packets of crisps a day.
- Perrie gave Zayn the hat he wore at the Olympics because he was nervous.
- If Perrie could be any princess from Disney's movies she would be Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty.