AceShowbiz - Pregnant Leigh-Anne Pinnock celebrated her impending arrival at a lavish baby shower with family and friends on Wednesday (14Jul21) but skipped the gender reveal part.
The Little Mix star is expecting her first child with fiance Andre Gray, and her best friend pulled out all the stops to ensure the tot was celebrated in style at the bash. Leigh-Anne looked stunning in a brown pleated maxi dress for the occasion, with braided hair extensions forming a high crown on her head, and kept a protective hand on her bump for many of the pictures.
Flowers decorated every surface, but gave little indication as to whether or not Leigh-Anne is expecting a boy or a girl, as there were both pink and blue blooms included, with a sweet moon installation reading "Love you to the moon and back."
Food was on offer at a wooden table alongside cushions on the floor - going with the "garden party" theme - with there were sweet treats aplenty thanks to a large table filled with confectionery in glass jars.
Sharing snaps of the occasion on her Instagram page, Leigh-Anne wrote, "The most amazing day! Thank you to my bestie @hannahlisab for organising the most beautiful baby shower."
Noticeably absent from the shower was Leigh-Anne's bandmates Perrie Edwards, who is also expecting her first child, and Jade Thirlwall. The group have been continuing with their work commitments throughout the girls' pregnancies, and recently donned elaborate angel costumes to film the video for their tune "Heartbreak Anthem".
In a behind-the-scenes video from the set, Leigh-Anne bemoaned her "swollen ankles" and pondered how she would deal with the heavy mechanical wings as she sighed, "I am going to have such a bad back tomorrow, but you know what? I'm sure it's going to look amazing and it's all going to be worth it."
And Perrie added, "I'm literally living my childhood dream right now in this music video. The glitz, the glamour, the hair is so crazy, the outfits and the wings. We are going to be like creatures."
"It's just the start. We haven't started filming yet. So ask me in a few hours how uncomfortable and how in pain I am, because this dress weighs, I think they said, a stone (14lbs)."