Halsey made a huge announcement on Wednesday morning: she’s expecting her first child! She posted a series of photos on Instagram with the caption “surprise!” The “Without Me” singer is expecting her first child with screenwriter Alev Aydin. Aydin also confirmed the announcement by sharing Halsey’s post on his story. The internet was quick to congratulate the two. Taylor Swift liked her instagram post and social media star James Charles commentated “Congratulations ahhh!”
Looking at the slideshow of photos, the rainbow top in the first photo may be a small reminder of her previous pregnancy loss. A “rainbow baby” is a name for a healthy baby that is lost to miscarriage or infertility. Halsey opened up about her miscarriage back in 2018 in an interview on The Doctors. She stated that she had lost the baby on tour in 2015. She didn’t even process that she was expecting before she had lost the baby.
The tour life and the exhaustion of playing a show every night was really hard on her body during the miscarriage. She stated, “When I started touring and playing concerts and traveling, the stress and strain on my body really started to enhance the symptoms and make the experience a little bit worse.”
She was also diagnosed with endometriosis. She referred to it as a “bittersweet” moment. The diagnosis confirmed to her that she wasn’t just making it all up, and that this was a real problem that she was dealing with. She also stated in the interview that she had surgery and has felt a lot better since.