In early January 2021, the pop star shared that they were expecting their first child with partner Alev Aydin via a moody photoshoot shared on Instagram. After the surprise drop, Halsey kept their 25 million followers updated on every step of their pregnancy journey, sharing images of themself at home and at work for fans to follow along.
On July 19, Halsey revealed that she and Aydin had been enjoying their new roles as parents to a newborn after welcoming their first child, Ender Ridley Aydin, into the world the week before. No word on the exact meaning and personal significance behind the name, but looking into its origins paints a pretty clear picture on the circumstances of their birth; new dad Aydin has Turkish roots, and Ender is a popular name in Turkey that means "very rare."
"Gratitude," they captioned a photoset post-labor. "For the most 'rare' and euphoric birth. Powered by love."
Halsey and Aydin welcomed their child after Halsey experienced loss during their journey to motherhood. In her initial announcement, she referred to her future child as her "rainbow baby," a nod to the fact that she dealt with pregnancy complications years ago while on tour. Their plans to expand their family were complicated by their ongoing struggle with endometriosis, which also led them to seriously consider freezing their eggs.
Five years later, Halsey is celebrating a new addition with gratitude and pride. More pictures of the baby, please.
This article has been updated with Halsey's preferred pronouns.