Alexandra Burke seems to have hinted at she and footballer Darren Randolph have taken a massive step in their relationship as she referred to him as her “hubby” in her latest post.
Sharing a sweet update with followers about her first Mother’s Day since welcoming her first child, the singer thanked Darren for organising a special celebration for her. Writing: “My first Mother’s Day as your mama…Feeling very blessed. Can’t thank the hubby enough for making me feel so special and loved.”
Continuing on The X Factor champion thanked her little one and her late mum for being such a wonderful part of her life.
Saying: “My little baby Grape – thank you for making me a better person. For making me the best version of myself and showing up in ways I thought I never could… I am so lucky to be your mum. To my mummy. Happy heavenly Mother’s Day. I’m thinking of you always and I hope I’m making you proud. I wish you were here to see this bundle of joy who is helping to heal my heart everyday.”
The pair were first linked in May 2021, when it was reported that they had been on a number of dates.
At the time, a source revealed to The Sun that while they had been on dates, they were taking things slow. “It’s early days and Alexandra has deliberately taken things incredibly slowly.
“They’ve had a series of dates but not been able to meet up as much as they would have wanted due to her hectic work schedule and the Covid restrictions.”
The source continued, “Alexandra was extremely reluctant to date another footballer but Darren is the sweetest, most down-to-earth guy – and incredibly charming.” As Alexandra had recently split from Rotherham United defender Angus MacDonald.
“Things are going really well. They’re super-happy seeing each other when they can, and she’s now helping him redecorate his mansion.
“She’s making his bachelor pad more homely and adding a much-needed feminine touch,” they added. While they never announced their engagement or marriage, the Bad Boys singer’s latest post seems to hint things have gone in that direction.
Alexandra gave birth at the beginning of July. Announcing the news on Instagram, they shared a picture of the little ones feet, captioning the post: “Welcome to the world our little grape”
“We already love you more than words can say”
Alex and Darren have decided to keep their little one out of the public eye, hiding their face in photo, and not revealing their name. As she explained on Loose Women: “I’ve never really spoken about this but obviously I come from X Factor and that’s a public show and I’m very grateful for the platform, it’s made me who I am today.”
“I hate getting emotional talking about this but I asked for all this, my family never…”
Continuing after getting support from the hosts she finished: “The impact on them is hard. And I want to protect the baby as much as I can.”