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Leigh-Anne Pinnock has only seen husband Andre Gray twice a month for two years in long-distance ‘hell’-Asyia Iftikhar-Entertainment – Metro

‘I can’t do it anymore’.

Leigh-Anne Pinnock has only seen husband Andre Gray twice a month for two years in long-distance ‘hell’-Asyia Iftikhar-Entertainment – Metro

Andre Gray and Leigh-Anne Pinnock barely get to see each other (Picture: Getty)

Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock has revealed how her husband’s work as a professional footballer has tragically torn them thousands of miles apart.

Leigh-Anne, 32, met her husband in a nightclub in Marbella in 2016 and the pair eventually tied the knot in a dreamy Jamaican beach front wedding in June 2023. The couple also share twins who were born in August 2021.

Despite their seemingly happy family life, the Don’t Say Love singer has now admitted that even before Andre, 32, started his job as a striker for Saudi Pro League club Al-Riyadh in September 2023, the couple have rarely had a chance to see one another.

Prior to the new striking gig, Andre had played for Premier League club Watford and Queen Park Rangers football club from 2017 to 2022. But all that has now changed.

‘We have a long-distance relationship. He lives in Saudi, he plays football there. So for the last two years, we’ve been apart basically, seeing each other for like maybe two days a month. It’s been hell to be honest,’ the music artist said in a new interview.

When Table Manners podcast co-host Lennie Ware questioned if she harboured any resentment over the long-distance situation, Leigh-Anne said she tries not to.

‘I really try not to. We know what he’s doing it for, do you know what I mean, he’s doing it for us,’ she explained.

And when Andre’s contract ends this summer, she shared that she didn’t know where he would go next.

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‘That’s the thing about being with a footballer, you just don’t know where you’re gonna be and I can’t move with him anywhere because obviously, I can’t have a career wherever he’s gonna go, I have to obviously be local to home,’ she said.

‘I had it good [at the start] because he played for QPR, he did Watford, and that was local so I had a couple of years of us living together. We had the babies and then he had to go,’ she lamented.

The happy couple could be reunited in the near future (Picture: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)

Leigh-Anne is dropping more solo music imminently (Picture: PA)

She added: ‘I can’t do it anymore, I can’t do it.’

Leigh-Anne is not the only Little Mix member who has had to face long-distance relationship strife in a set of very similar circumstances.

Perrie Edwards and footballer fiance Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also started dating in 2016 and share two-year-old son Axel. They got engaged in June 2022.

But on The Jonathan Ross Show, the Power singer admitted that the loved-up couple had never lived together.

‘When he was playing for Liverpool and based in Manchester, it was so easy to do the back and forth but Turkey is a little bit further and he doesn’t get a lot of time off,’ Perrie said; Alex currently plays for Turkish club Beşiktaş.

Bandmate Perrie Edwards is suffering through the same thing with her fiance (Picture: Instagram/Perrie Edwards)

‘I’m trying to launch a solo career whilst having a two-year-old so it is a lot to juggle but we make it work for the ones we love don’t we?

‘We’ve never lived together anyway – the whole eight years we’ve been in a relationship we’ve never actually lived together,’ she added.

As both try to come to terms with their circumstances, Leigh-Anne is looking towards the release of her new single No Hard Feelings at the end of May.

‘I’ve waited so long for this moment and it’s almost here,’ she said in an Instagram post announcing her latest drop.

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