Congrats to Halsey and her screenwriter boyfriend, Alev Aydin, who recently welcomed their first child together: Ender Ridley Aydin.
“Gratitude. For the most ‘rare’ and euphoric birth. Powered by love,” Halsey wrote on Instagram, referring to Ender’s name, a Turkish word meaning “rare.”
Halsey announced her pregnancy a little over six months ago, about two years after she shared that she would be freezing her eggs to ensure her fertility. The singer has been open about her struggle with endometriosis, a medical condition that had resulted in her having several miscarriages. In a subsequent Instagram Story, Halsey told her fans that her pregnancy was “100% planned” and that she “tried very hard for this baby.”
Halsey’s impending motherhood has been a big influence on her fourth album, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power — out on August 27 — which the singer has said will depict the “joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth.”
Writing on Instagram earlier this month, the singer said that the album art “celebrates pregnant and postpartum bodies as something beautiful, to be admired,” adding: “We have a long way to go with eradicating the social stigma around bodies & breastfeeding. I hope this can be a step in the right direction!” Biggest congratulations to the new mother.