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Perrie Edwards 'dating footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain'

Sharnaz Shahid

Little Mix star Perrie Edwards has sparked rumours that she is dating Arsenal football player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after the pair reportedly enjoyed secret dates at his house. According to The Sun, the singer is keen to keep the relationship private following her high-profile split from ex-fiancé Zayn Malik in August last year.

"It's very early days between Perrie and Alex," a source told the publication. "There's certainly some chemistry there and they've enjoyed spending time together. Both are keen to keep the relationship on the down low, they don't follow each other on social media as they know a connection might give the game away. After what happened with Zayn, Perrie doesn't want her love life to become public knowledge."

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Perrie Edwards has sparked rumours that she is dating footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

It has been alleged that the 23-year-old pop star was spotted watching Alex, also 23, in his personal box at the Emirates Stadium earlier this month. News of this romance comes weeks after Perrie called off her short-term romance with Our Girl actor Luke Pasqualino. At the time sources close to the singer claimed their relationship ended as there was just "no spark" between the pair. "In order to commit to someone at this busy time - she'd have to be really into them," an insider told MailOnline. "It's a big commitment to date someone whilst you're constantly on the road - it's hard - and Perrie just wasn't really feeling things with Luke."

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The pair have reportedly enjoyed secret dates at his house

The British beauty and Luke, 26, were spotted on their first date back in August; they were later seen enjoying a night at London's West End before hitting the social scene at upmarket bar Mahiki. Meanwhile, over the past few weeks, Perrie - who found fame on The X Factor in 2011 - and her Little Mix bandmates have been busy promoting their forthcoming fourth album and new single, Shout Out To My Ex - believed to be aimed at her former ex Zayn.

Zayn and Perrie began dating in early 2012, and got engaged in August 2013 when the One Direction heartthrob popped the question. The couple, who often shared sweet selfies together on social media, shocked fans in August 2015 when it was revealed that they had chosen to end their engagement.

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