This isn't the first time Halsey has thrown us for a loop, but we have to admit that we definitely did not see the surprise pregnancy announcement coming when she posted it back in January of 2021. We had the same reaction as pretty much everyone. First of all, so exciting! Congrats to Halsey on her very happy news. But also ... who is Halsey dating?
Luckily, Halsey herself gave us all a huge clue in that regard: She tagged her partner Alev Aydin in the pregnancy announcement on Instagram as well as in her birth announcement, clearing up at least part of the mystery. Here's what we know about him.
Halsey tagged her partner (and baby daddy) Alev Aydin in her surprise pregnancy announcement.
Halsey's partner and baby daddy is Alev Aydin. He's a screenwriter and producer who is best known for his work on the TV series Small Shots (which he created) and the short HipMen: Los Angeles (which he wrote and directed). He also appeared as an actor in a few episodes of General Hospital and starred in the 2018 thriller Cruel Hearts.
Beyond that, Alev is a bit of a mystery man. He doesn't appear to be super active on social media (although he does have a bunch of very adorable pictures from his youth on his Instagram). Halsey also hasn't revealed too much about their relationship (well, other than the existence of the child who is apparently a result of it). We definitely wish them both the best, though!
Halsey and Alev welcomed their baby in July of 2021.
On July 19, 2021, Halsey posted the above adorable photo of her, Alev, and their little one: Ender Ridley Aydin, who was born on July 14. 'Gratitude. For the most 'rare' and euphoric birth. Powered by love," Halsey wrote in the caption.
In Oct. 2021, Halsey took to social media again to share an update not about her family but instead about her postpartum body, writing on Instagram: "My body has felt like a stranger’s for a long time. A lot of people don’t know that you still look pregnant for a while after.”
She continued: “It is still changing and I am letting it. I have no interest in working out right now. I’m too tired and too busy playing with my darling son."
Before Alev, Halsey was linked to her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend's ex. (Got all that?)
Yup, Hollywood is a small place, and the concept of six degrees of separations gets a lot smaller there. Back in 2018, Halsey and rapper G-Eazy, whom she had been dating for more than a year, split up, and it wasn't pretty. It seems that she all but said outright that her former beau cheated on her.
The same summer that Halsey and G-Eazy broke up, actress Ashley Benson and supermodel Cara Delevingne started dating. Their relationship would last until May of 2020, when it was confirmed that Ashley and Cara had split. Shortly after the breakup became public, Ashley was spotted out with none other than G-Eazy himself.
Fast forward to August, and the rumors surrounding Ashley and G-Eazy's relationship got even more wild, when the 30-year-old was photographed on a grocery run with the rapper, while rocking what looks like a large diamond ring. Though the two had never even officially announced that they were dating, suddenly engagement rumors were abound.
Meanwhile, Cara was rumored to be dating model Kaia Gerber and actress Margaret Qualley (both Pete Davidson's exes, by the way, because, again, Hollywood is really, really small). In both cases, though, Cara never addressed the rumors, and it remains unknown if the relationships were anything more than strong, affectionate friendships.
However, sources informed The Sun that Cara and Halsey did get together. That's right — rumors say that Halsey had gotten together with her ex's new girlfriend's ex.
Cara and Halsey's rumored relationship was reportedly not too serious.
As opposed to G-Eazy and Ashley, it looks like Halsey and Cara's relationship wasn't quite as serious, though. The source, who claims to be close to the Carnival Row star, said, "Cara has been hooking up with Halsey in the last few weeks and they’ve been having a laugh together. It’s all very casual and just a bit of fun."
They clarified, "Neither of them are particularly keen to be tied down and they’re fine about seeing other people. They’ve both been very open about their sexuality and just want to enjoy themselves so they’re both on the same wavelength. They’re usually so busy and flying around the world, but as they’ve been stuck in LA in recent months, it’s given them a chance to see each other."
"Cara has kissed her in front of friends and stuff. It’s not a big deal for either of them," the source said. “It’s actually just funny to them that their exes are together now, and there’s no hard feelings.”