Princess Ariel might be off the market, but is Halle Bailey?!The Little Mermaid actress welcomed a baby boy in 2023, and fans are dying to know more about her current boyfriend, Darryl Dwayne Granberry Jr.

Keep reading to find out more on the singer’s love life.

Who Is Halle Bailey Dating?

Halle is currently dating YouTuber Darryl Dwayne Granberry Jr. a.k.a. DDG. The pair welcomed their first child together in 2023, a baby boy named Halo, which they announced in January 2024.

In Essence‘s September/October 2022 issue with sister Chlöe Bailey, the singer and actress shared that she had been a fan of DDG years before the two met.

“I grew up being on YouTube and would always see the young Black creators and was constantly inspired by them. He was one of them,” Halle told the magazine. “I completely forgot about him. But then I saw that he was dropping music, and I really gravitated toward this one song. Coincidentally he messaged me — and the rest is history.”

While it’s unclear when exactly the two first started dating, rumors of a romance began in January 2022 when they were spotted at Usher‘s Las Vegas residency together. DDG then confirmed their relationship when he posted a romantic birthday tribute to Halle on Instagram in March. “Happy Birthday to the beautifulest, the flyest, the sweetest ❤️ love you forever,” he captioned his post.

Since then, the pair have been spotted at red carpets and each other’s social media accounts. Asked now whether she’s in love, Halle said, “Yes. For sure I am.”

Did Halle Bailey and DDG Break Up?

Halle and DDG sparked breakup rumors in February 2023, after the pair unfollowed one another on Instagram (the ultimate indicator of a celebrity split). On top of that, the YouTuber deleted all of his Instagram photos of Halle at the time, and wrote in a since-deleted tweet:  “All these girls the same.”

However, the pair were spotted posed together at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscars Party on March 12, so it looks like whatever happened was resolved.

On top of that, Halle confirmed they were indeed together following the Twitter drama during an interview with British Vogue in April 2023.

“Experiencing deep love for the first time in my life is something I feel has opened a whole new world for me creatively,” she said. “What it feels like to love someone other than your family, like somebody you may not have known two years ago but now they’re the centre of your world. I like all of the scary feelings that come with that. I like the suspense, the not knowing what’s going to happen, and I feel like that’s what I’m supposed to be going through in womanhood.”

“It’s also deeply sacred,” she said of her relationship with DDG. “There’s a lot of eyes on me now, especially with what’s to come. And sometimes I wish I didn’t have so many eyes on me, especially experiencing something like this for the first time.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Halle Bailey and DDG attend the Glamour Women of The Year Awards 2023 on October 17, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage) Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage

Who Has Halle Bailey Dated?

Other than DDG, Halle has not dated anyone publicly in the past. She did, however, speak candidly on her type of man in an Instagram live video with Chlöe. In the live stream, she said, “Number one, me and Chlöe don’t like the same kind of guys. She likes pretty boys.” On the other hand, Chlöe said Halle likes “a guy with some sort of confidence and swag,” to which Halle replied, “Doesn’t everyone though?!”

In her Essence interview, Halle touched on her relationship with the people she loves, describing herself as a “protector.”

“If you’ve got a problem with so-and-so, then we’ve got a problem,” she said. “I’m a fire sign … If I love you and somebody crosses you, it’s over. That’s been my stance since I was young.”

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