Halsey finally gave us a sneak peek into life with baby daddy Alev Aydin.
So far, Halsey (who goes by the pronouns she/they) has kept this relationship relatively quiet. Of course, since they started dating during the pandemic, the couple couldn’t exactly have a red carpet debut. But besides a few Instagrams here and there, the romance has been a very private one.
Now, ahead of her latest album If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, a music and film experience about “the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth,” the singer spoke with Allure magazine about the father of their child for the first time.
The 26-year-old acknowledged that she’s “never talked about him before” — and that may partially be because she wasn’t thrilled about the reception of their relationship at first. She shared:
“The judginess started from the beginning. Alev and I have been really good friends for four years. And when the stars aligned, our relationship became romantic and it was pretty evident that he and I were both like, ‘Oh, my gosh! You’re the person I’m supposed to start a family with.’ A lot of people had opinions about that.”
“Nobody knew I was dating someone. As if people were entitled to an update, like, ‘I’ve met someone, we’re going on dates, it’s getting serious, they’ve moved in, we’re planning a child, we are having a baby, we had a baby, this is the gender…’ I signed up to give my whole life away; my loved ones didn’t.”
The Manic artist recalled:
“Part of the reason it took Alev and I so long to start dating was because I liked him so much. He was writing a movie about my life, a biopic, so we spent a lot of time together. One night we went somewhere really public together. As we were leaving, I got swallowed by a mob of paparazzi and fans and people wanting me to sign vinyls and whatever else. It was all very dramatic, like a movie scene. I looked over my shoulder and he’s being pushed away from the mob and I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I didn’t even say goodbye!’ I remember sitting in the car and being like, ‘I can never see him again. I like him too much to ruin his life and drag him into all this craziness.’ … he swiftly reminded me I was being super melodramatic and he was like, ‘I don’t care. It’s not that big of a deal.’”
Awww! What a chill guy!
Elsewhere in the interview, the About Face founder spoke about pregnancy, sexuality, and identity, including her experience as a “white passing” biracial person. Regarding their baby’s cultural and ethnic background, they reflected:
“I’m biracial, Alev is Middle Eastern, and our child is going to have a Black grandfather and a Turkish grandfather — there’s Christmas and there’s Ramadan. They’re going to grow up in this kind of multicultural home and I have new challenges because of that.”
We have no doubt that Halsey is going to be a thoughtful, considerate mother — and it sounds like Alev is a great partner to have on this journey. We’re so happy for them and excited for their future (and for the new music that is evolving from this experience!).
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