Leigh-Anne Pinnock says Andre Gray's proposal was like something out of a movie

Abigail Malbon
·6-min read
Photo credit: Karwai Tang
Photo credit: Karwai Tang

From Cosmopolitan

Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock met her footballer boyfriend Andre Gray back in 2016 and the pair got engaged in May of this year on their four-year anniversary. Even before Andre popped the question, Leigh-Anne hinted she was ready for him to propose.

Playing a game of Spill The Tea with Cosmopolitan earlier in the year, the band opened up about who was the most likely to get married first. "Leigh-Anne!" Jesy and Perrie exclaimed together. "A hundred, billion percent." Aside from the impending wedding bells, here's everything else we know about Leigh-Anne and Andre's relationship history:

November 11, 2020: Leigh-Anne has revealed more details of Andre's May proposal, and it sounds totally magical. The singer said the footballer set up lots of candles so it was just like something straight out of the movie, and he "absolutely smashed it".

The couple appeared on Bumble’s My Love Is... podcast where Leigh-Anne revealed the pair were just watching a movie at home when Andre proposed.

"It cut out and there was pictures of us, it was playing our song, then the screen changed to 'Will you marry me?' and he was on one knee," she said.

Andre revealed he had planned to propose for a while, but lockdown restrictions had made it impossible.

Well, we're chuffed he managed to get it done in the end. Congrats again, guys!

Here's the rest of Leigh-Anne and Andre's relationship timeline...

Mid-2016

Leigh-Anne and Andre meet. They're said to have begun dating a few months later.

January 29, 2017

The singer makes the relationship public by sharing a picture on Instagram captioned: "Gonna miss this one 💔"

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Gonna miss this one 💔

A post shared by Leigh-Anne Pinnock (@leighannepinnock) on Jan 29, 2017 at 2:13pm PST

February 26, 2017

Leigh-Anne proves she's serious about Andre, sharing a picture on Instagram and captioning it: "So he hates cheesy captions.. but i'm a cheeseball.. and so is he low-key 🙈😂 but I f***ing love this boy.. my actual 🌎🙈❤ miss him too much 😪"

March 27, 2017

Andre flies out to the USA to surprise Leigh-Anne while she's with Little Mix supporting Ariana Grande on the Dangerous Woman Tour.

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🌍

A post shared by Leigh-Anne Pinnock (@leighannepinnock) on Mar 26, 2017 at 6:01pm PDT

June 2017

The couple finally finds a break in their busy work schedules and enjoys their first holiday together!

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Paradise with my paradise 🌴😍❤️

A post shared by Leigh-Anne Pinnock (@leighannepinnock) on Jun 17, 2017 at 1:15am PDT

December 25, 2017

A year after meeting, the pair spend their first Christmas together.

February 15, 2018

Leigh-Anne and Andre make their first joint big red carpet appearance at the 2018 Brit Awards.

June 26, 2018

Leigh-Anne celebrates Andre's birthday with a sweet Instagram post. Alongside the pictures, she writes: "It’s been 2 years and I still look at you with the same love and awe if not more.. we’ve had the most amount of ups, and a couple downs.. all that i believe has made us stronger.. you are honestly the best thing to ever happen to me, I love you so bloody much and I cannot wait for our next chapter and to spend the rest of my life with you! Happy birthday my bubba."

December 2018

The couple moves in together! Leigh-Anne shares a picture on Christmas Day, writing: "Sometimes I wish I could put it into words.. but I just can’t... I couldn’t love you anymore if I tried. First Christmas in our new home together.. Merry Christmas everyone from our family to yours 😍❤️"

January 2019

Andre stars in Little Mix's music video for their song 'Think About Us'. Leigh-Anne shares a steamy behind-the-scenes clip from the shoot on her Instagram.

February 21, 2019

The couple attend the Brit Awards together.

May 28, 2019

The couple celebrate their third anniversary, with Leigh-Anne captioning an Instagram picture: "It doesn’t make any sense unless I’m doing it with you... My right arm, my escape from the world and my soul mate. Where the hell has 3 years gone? 😳😂 All I know is I’m ready for the rest of my life with you. Happy Anniversary you beautiful soul ❤️"

May 29, 2020: Leigh-Anne and Andre are engaged! Sharing cute pictures on social media, the couple revealed intimate details of how Andre popped the question.

Surrounded by fairy lights and fluffy blankets, the couple were enjoying a date night in their back garden to celebrate their four-year anniversary when the footballer asked Leigh-Anne to be his wife. So cute.

June 24, 2020: Leigh-Anne posts a fiiiire picture of her and Andre to her Instagram grid. "This my fiancé ya'll 😍🖤," she proudly captioned it.

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This my fiancé ya'll 😍🖤

A post shared by Leigh-Anne Pinnock (@leighannepinnock) on Jun 23, 2020 at 2:37pm PDT

July 22, 2020

Leigh-Anne has shared more details about her and Andre's wedding plans, and she's revealed exactly how he proposed. Appearing on Heart radio alongside her Little Mix bandmates, Leigh-Anne revealed how she's getting on planning their wedding, especially amidst the coronavirus pandemic, calling herself a "bridezilla".

She explained, "Yeah, obviously it’s quite hard with the current situation, but at the same time it’s not for a couple of years anyway so I’ve got time. I’ve given myself time to plan it. But I mean, bridezilla all the way!"

Leigh-Anne also previously revealed exactly what happened when Andre popped the question.

Appearing on bandmate Jade Thirwall's show Served!, she explained, "He basically set up this outdoor cinema, so there was a walkway of fairy lights and candles and I was like, ‘this is a bit much for an anniversary, what’s going on here?’"

Leigh-Anne continued, "So we started watching a film, and then halfway through it cut out and our song started playing, and then there were videos and pictures of us and there was this book on the screen that said, ‘four years and forever counting’, and it kept opening up with pictures of us and stuff. And then it just said, ‘will you marry me?’ and he was on one knee."

Adorable!

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