New parent alert! Halsey welcomed their first child into the world with boyfriend Alev Aydin. The couple announced the birth of baby Ender Ridley Aydin in July 2021. “Gratitude. For the most ‘rare’ and euphoric birth. Powered by love,” Halsey captioned their post.
The duo announced they were expecting in January 2021. “Surprise!” the 26-year-old musician captioned their Instagram announcement, tagging the producer in the snap. The New Jersey native had their baby bump on full display as they posed wearing unbuttoned jeans and a colorful bralette. Alev shared his excitement with a comment that read, “Heart so full, I love you, sweetness.”
The baby news came as a major shock to fans as Halsey kept the details of their relationship under wraps. The “Closer” singer and Alev were first seen publicly together in January 2019 at a L.A. Lakers basketball game. Over a year later, photos obtained by the Daily Mail in October 2020 showed the pair dressed down while shopping together. Other than that, Alev has been absent from the “Closer” singer’s social media. But as it turned out, they actually secretly got matching tattoos in June 2020.
Halsey revealed they first met Alev via Twitter in May 2021. The singer was working with him on a biopic about her life in 2018, they shared. “Alev was supposed to be writing it the past 3 years and we slowly fell in love instead. You know the rest!” Halsey explained.
Over the years, the pregnant star has been open about their fertility issues, freezing their eggs and endometriosis struggles. In February 2020, Halsey spoke about suffering a miscarriage in the past, telling The Guardian it was “the most inadequate I’ve ever felt.” In the same interview, they looked forward to the future and explained that being a parent was “looking like something that’s gonna happen for me,” noting that it would be a “miracle.” Halsey also told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe that “having a family” wasn’t something the “You Should be Sad” singer thought they would be able to do “in an effortless manner.”
Now, per a tweet from Halsey herself, they’re happy to be “celebrate something” with their fans “after years of sharing all the sad stuff.”
The singer is “focusing on [on] pregnancy” a source told Us Weekly in February 2021. “She wasn’t necessarily hoping to get married before getting pregnant. Marriage is not the sole focus whatsoever,” the insider added. “At the end of the day, what matters most is that the baby is healthy and that she has a loving relationship with the father of her baby, and right now, she for sure loves and adores Alev. They are very much in love.”
When it comes to pregnancy cravings, Halsey has been sharing some of food pics via social media. Between pizza, bagels and chicken fingers, the first-time parents is sharing their baby journey with fans every step of the way! Scroll through our gallery to see everything we know about the “Without You” singer’s pregnancy so far.
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