Who Is Halsey's Boyfriend, Alev Aydin?

Halsey shocked the world on Jan. 27, 2021, when she suddenly announced she was pregnant with her first child. The 26-year-old singer posted Instagram photos of her bare baby bump, with the caption, "surprise!" — and tagged her baby's father, Alev Aydin, in one of the pictures, as well. For his part, Aydin expressed his happiness about the pregnancy by sharing Halsey's post on his Instagram Stories, along with two red heart emojis (via ABC News).

The fact that Halsey was even dating anyone during quarantine also came as a surprise to fans, considering she and actor Evan Peters called it quits back in March 2020. Per People, she deleted all but one picture of her ex on Instagram at the time. The outlet also reported that Halsey, who's spoken openly about her struggle with endometriosis (which tragically resulted in a miscarriage in 2015), might've gotten back together with singer Yungblud after they shared each other's Instagram Stories. Clearly, that doesn't seem to have been the case. According to a source cited by People, "Halsey has been low-key about [her] relationship" with Aydin, but is "happy."

Although Halsey has confirmed her relationship with Aydin, not much was known about him until now. We've got the scoop on what you need to know about Halsey's new man.

Halsey and Alev Aydin were friends first and work in the same industry

To many, it may seem like Halsey and Alev Aydin struck up a romance during quarantine in 2020, but they've actually been pals for a couple of years, according to InTouch. In March 2019, Halsey invited Aydin to a Los Angeles Lakers game, and the latter documented the experience on Instagram. "Back when I did a very cool thing I'll prob never get to do again — massive thanks @iamhalsey for the courtside experience," Aydin captioned a snapshot of the two. They were later spotted shopping for art supplies in October 2020, per Page Six.

According to a source cited by People following the pregnancy announcement, the pair "have been dating for several months" and are said to have spent "a lot of time at [Halsey's] house in the fall." But it turns out that Halsey and Aydin have much more than just a love for basketball in common, as they both work in the same industry. Aydin is an independent screenwriter, producer, and actor in Hollywood. According to IMDb, he's best known for creating, writing, and executive producing Netflix's 2017 series, Small Shots. However, he hasn't worked on any projects publicly since 2018, when he starred in the movie, Cruel Hearts.

However, Aydin seems more than ready for his new role as a father, writing underneath Halsey's pregnancy announcement, "Heart so full. I love you, sweetness." In response, Halsey wrote, "I love you!!!!! And I love this mini human already!"