Halsey announced her very first pregnancy back in January, and many fans are still trying to learn what they can of the father, her new boyfriend Alev Aydin. Halsey first introduced him to fans on Wednesday, Jan. 27 when she announced her pregnancy on Instagram and tagged Aydin in the post. Since then, some details of Aydin's life have come to light.
Aydin is 11 years older than Halsey at 37 years old, and he is a screenwriter by trade. He has also worked as a producer, director and occasionally an actor since 2008, on a variety of short films and TV series. So far, Aydin's best-known work is a short film called Small Shots, which is about two actors in Hollywood struggling to find their breakthrough. He also wrote and starred in Lonely Boy in 2013 — a cult hit dramedy about a schizophrenic bachelor.
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Aydin brings all of this to a relatively new relationship with Halsey, though the two seem to have been friends for some time now. As far back as March 2019, he shared a "throwback" photo with Halsey on Instagram, meaning that the two must have been well-acquainted before then.
The timeline of their current romantic entanglement is less clear. Halsey fans are very familiar with her heartbreaking romance with rapper G-Eazy, which ended for good in 2018. She then dated sing Yungblud for an unclear period of time, followed by a fling with her long-time celebrity crush Evan Peters. In March of 2020, she was spotted at a Black Lives Matter protest accompanied by Yungblud, but sometime between then and now she began seeing Aydin.
The two likely met in Los Angeles, California, though Aydin splits his time between the west coast and New York City. In the fall, he and Halsey were spotted together at Blick shopping for art supplies, in photos published by The Daily Mail. It is unclear if they were romantically linked at the time, or how serious they were.
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Whatever the case, the end result is Halsey's pregnancy announcement earlier this year. The singer posed in loose jeans and a knitted bikini top for a bright and colorful photoshoot with her midsection exposed. She tagged Aydin in the post, and he shared it on his Instagram Story. He also commented on Halsey's post: "Heart so full, I love you, sweetness."
For more details, fans will apparently have to wait for the stars to open up. Halsey has continued to post about her pregnancy online but has not gone into great detail about her relationship with Aydin.