Halsey and boyfriend Alev Aydin are officially parents! The couple has welcomed their first baby together, Ender Ridley Aydin, posting the arrival to Halsey’s Instagram page with the caption, “Gratitude. For the most “rare” and euphoric birth. Powered by love. Ender Ridley Aydin.” The accompanying images depicted the new family curled up together in the hospital, alongside another shot of Halsey breastfeeding baby Ender.
Celebrity friends flooded the comments to congratulate the couple on the new arrival. “The most beautiful family! Congratulations,” wrote Olivia Rodrigo, as Katy Perry called little Ender “the blessing”. The name ‘Ender’ is said to be of Turkish origin, meaning ‘extremely rare’ – which explains Halsey’s Instagram caption on her “rare” birth.
The pregnancy was a profound experience for the singer, who has been open about the struggles she experienced. The 26-year-old also revealed that their upcoming fourth album, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, was inspired by the experience of pregnancy, which is reflected in the album artwork.
In the image, first shared on Halsey’s Instagram on July 7, the ‘Graveyard’ songwriter sits atop a throne with their chest exposed and a baby on their lap. “It was very important to me that the cover art conveyed the sentiment of my journey over the past few months,” she detailed in the caption.
“The dichotomy of the Madonna and the Whore. The idea that me as a sexual being and my body as a vessel and gift to my child are two concepts that can co-exist peacefully and powerfully.”
She continued, “This cover image celebrates pregnant and postpartum bodies as something beautiful, to be admired. 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!”
Halsey first announced their pregnancy with screenwriter Aydin back in January, which she said was “100% planned”.
Congrats to the little family!