Halsey gave birth to her first child, Ender Ridley Aydin, on July 14. The singer-songwriter announced the birth on social media yesterday. She posted a photo of herself holding the baby and her boyfriend, screenwriter Alev Aydin.
“Gratitude. For the most “rare” and euphoric birth. Powered by love,” she wrote in the Instagram post.
Halsey first announced their pregnancy in January. They have been open about her fertility journey after suffering a miscarriage in 2015 and have voiced a desire to be a mother.
“[Motherhood is] “looking like something that’s gonna happen for me. That’s a miracle,” she said in an interview with The Guardian.
In August, Halsey will release her fourth album, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power. She took to Instagram in early July to post the cover art and announce the upcoming album.
“This album is a concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth,” they said.
The cover art features Halsey posing on a throne with a baby on their lap. In the post, she also reflected on the meaning behind the cover art.
“[It represents] the idea that me as a sexual being and my body as a vessel and a gift to my child are two concepts that can co-exist peacefully and powerfully,” they said.
The singer went on to comment that the cover art also alludes to her journey of reclaiming autonomy over her body.
Halsey is a two-time Grammy Award winner. Their songs have amassed over six million streams and earned them an American Music Award, four Billboard Music Awards, and a GLAAD Media Award.
Over her career, she has released many hit songs, including the single “Without Me” (2018), which hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for two non-consecutive weeks and certified platinum three times in the United States.