Leigh-Anne Pinnock

Girlguiding Big Gig 2013 London - Arrivals

Pinnock in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 4 October, 1991

Ethnicity: African-Caribbean [Jamaican, Barbadian], some English

Leigh-Anne Pinnock, also known simply as Leigh-Anne, is a British singer, songwriter, actress, and fashion blogger. She was a member of girl group Little Mix, along with Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, and Jade Thirlwall.

Leigh-Anne is married to professional footballer Andre Gray, with whom she has two children.

She has stated:

That is such a personal thing, isn’t it: ‘What do you identify as?’… I do identify as black. I have two mixed-race parents… So I have always identified as black growing up. I feel like I was identified as black in the public eye as well. The public would call me the ‘black girl’ in Little Mix and that’s what I was and I owned it, but it is such a personal thing to say… I get scared to offend people as a mixed-race person [saying] that I identify as black because I know how bad colourism is and how dark-skinned people are not represented enough in the media at all.

It appears that Leigh-Anne’s paternal grandparents are black, though likely also have white ancestry. Her maternal grandfather was black, and her maternal grandmother was white. A picture of Leigh-Anne with her mother can be seen here.

A picture of her maternal grandparents can be seen here.

Leigh-Anne’s maternal grandfather was named Leslie J. Thornhill.

Leigh-Anne’s maternal grandmother is named Valerie Faulkner.

Sources: https://www.theguardian.com

Family background of Leigh-Anne Pinnock – http://www.allaboutlittlemix.com


ethnicity obsessed :)

28 Responses

  1. Nathan M says:

    To me when someone gets triggered when asked their ethnicity I sense it comes from shame. you should be proud to talk about your background. I love genealogy.

  2. Manila says:

    She is expecting a baby with her partner, professional footballer Andre Gray. I suggest to add the latter into this site.

  3. andrew says:

    Her paternal grandparents are “both black” (from her dad’s FB) despite her father’s look.

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