Halsey has often kept her romantic life private, and the same goes with her relationship with Alev Aydin. In January, the singer made the surprise announcement that she is expecting her first child with the filmmaker, but not much was known about how and when they got together. During her recent cover story with Allure though, the mother-to-be shed a little light on her under-the-radar romance with Alev. Turns out, they’ve actually known each other for years.
“Alev and I have been really good friends for four years,” Halsey told the publication. “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.” Though she didn’t reveal when exactly things turned romantic for her and Alev, they were spotted out together in October 2020.
During her interview, she also expressed why she is so protective about keeping her love life private. While she understands that being in the spotlight, people want to know more about her, she iterates that her loved ones didn’t sign up for 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.”
As Halsey and Alev get ready to welcome their child, the singer also commented on raising their baby in a multicultural home. “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,” she noted. “They’re going to grow up in this kind of multicultural home and I have new challenges because of that.”
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