Well, it appears that Halsey is pregnant! Early this afternoon, the 26-year-old singer posted a series of professional photos to Instagram, in which she’s sporting a rainbow crochet bikini top, light-wash boyfriend jeans, and most significantly, a baby bump. “Surprise! 🍼🌈👼🏻,” she captioned the post. And surprise, indeed.
A lot to process. Where to begin? A screenwriter and producer named Alev Aydin is tagged in the photo (on Halsey’s stomach, to be more specific). The two were first rumored to be dating earlier this month, after Halsey shared a photo of him to her Instagram, but the nature of their relationship existed firmly in the realm of speculation up until now. Last we had heard, in September of last year, Halsey was maybe hooking up with Cara Delevingne. (Her other notable exes include Evan Peters, Yungblud, and G-Eazy.)
Anyhow, may Halsey’s pregnancy announcement serve as confirmation that she and Aydin are definitely an item. “Heart so full, I love you, sweetness,” Aydin commented under Halsey’s post, to which she replied, “I love you!!!!!! And I love this mini human already.” Aydin also shared Halsey’s post to his Instagram Stories.
Halsey has spoken openly about her desire to have children, and about miscarrying in the past. In 2018, at the age of 23, she announced that she was freezing her eggs. In a song on her most recent album, she addressed her future child directly: “‘When you decide it’s your time to arrive / I’ve loved you for all of my life.”