Perrie Edwards has revealed what she has to “grin and bear” when it comes to her romance with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The Little Mix singer said she “absolutely adores” the footballer but it can be tricky to see each other.
My boyfriend only lives in Manchester, but it is like he lives f**king ages away
The hitmaker has been dating the Liverpool player, 26, for more than three years, with the pair meeting two years after her split from Zayn Malik.
Now in a new interview with the May issue of Cosmopolitan, the 26-year-old detailed what it is like living in separate cities to her beau.
“My boyfriend only lives in Manchester, but it is like he lives f**king ages away,” London-based Perrie admitted.
She continued: “As soon as we get a day off, the thought of having to drive to Manchester is an effort.
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Perrie Edwards with her Little Mix bandmates in Cosmopolitan
“But because I want to make it work and I absolutely adore him, I just grin and bear it. It’s hard.”
Perrie revealed she makes a request to her team when it comes to her relationship, to stop them from being apart for longer.
She revealed: “I always say to management if we haven’t got two days off back to back, I won’t see my boyfriend.”
The star chatted to the magazine alongside her bandmates Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, while posing for the cover.
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The latter, 28, is also dating a footballer and struggles to see Watford star, Andre Gray, 28, despite them being under the same roof.
Leigh-Anne explained to the publication: “I feel like I don’t have a normal relationship. I live with my boyfriend and still don’t see him.
“The team stays in hotels before matches, so if they have two a week I don’t see him. It’s insane. If I had a normal job I’d see him more.”
She added: “It’s got its pros, as it stays fresh for a long time… it’s a thing I have to accept.
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“Every year I have to fight for a week off in June. We work for the whole year; we don’t really get that much time off.”
Meanwhile, Jade, 27, is thought to be single while Jesy, 28, is dating Love Island favourite Chris Hughes, 27.
Jesy descrbed her realtiy star beau as a unqiue and “very positive person”.
She added: “Chris is in a world of his own. He’s not normal. Everyone who meets him says, ‘I’ve never met anyone like him.’
“It’s cute. I think, ‘I’d love to be in your head.’ There [are] no cares or worries. He’s just in Chris land.”
Meanwhile, it comes after Perrie did her bit amid the Coronavirus outbreak.
Sharing a snap with her 10 million Instagram followers, she was seen cross-legged with a sign that read: “#IStayHomeFor my friend. My familu. The NHS and you!”
She captioned it: “Thank you to my bby @samsmith for my nomination! Staying at home right now is so important.
“I’m a A* student when it comes to sitting on my couch. Let’s all do our bit and stop this virus spreading! We can do this together #allinthistogether #istayhomefor BIG shoutout to our wonderful @nhswebsite #nhs.”
The May issue of Cosmopolitan is on sale Thursday.