Perrie Louise Edwards was born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear. She was born to Alexander Edwards and Debbie Duffie. She has one older brother, Jonnie.
Perrie successfully auditioned as a solo artist for the eighth season of The X Factor with Alanis Morrisette's "You Oughta Know." However, she failed to make it past bootcamp's first challenge. Similar to the previous season, some rejected contestants were given the opportunity to continue in a newly formed group. Perrie and Jesy were put in the four-member group Faux Pas.
Perrie is currently engaged Zayn Malik from One Direction . The two have been together for quite a while, and seem to be very close and supportive of each other. They have been together since May 2012.
Zayn proposed to Perrie after a weekend together on August 18th 2013. She displayed her ring at One Direction's This Is Us World Premiere in London. Her mother confirmed it to a radio station, her brother on twitter and Zayn's spokesperson also said they were in fact engaged but any other personal detail would stay personal. Perrie's mother says they are very much in love and she is very happy for them.