Pop star Halsey announces surprise baby news

Pop star Halsey is expecting her first child.

The 26-year-old American singer shared a picture of her baby bump with her 22.7 million Instagram followers and simply wrote: “surprise!”

She did not reveal the identity of the father but tagged music producer Alev Aydin, who she is reported to be in a relationship with.

He reshared the images on his own Instagram Stories.

Halsey also tagged celebrity photographer Sam Dameshek, who wrote on his own Instagram page: “You’re gonna be a great mother – thank you for letting me document this moment.”

Halsey, whose real name is Ashley Frangipane, has previously been linked with rapper G-Eazy and British punk rocker Yungblud.

Famous faces including model Emily Ratajkowski, singer Raye and actress Ruby Rose sent their congratulations.

MTV Europe Music Awards 2019 – Arrivals – Seville
MTV Europe Music Awards 2019 – Arrivals – Seville

Little Mix star Perrie Edwards said: “Oh. My. Goodness! Congratulations.”

Earlier this month, Halsey cancelled her already delayed Manic tour due to the pandemic.

The tour managed to get through 17 dates in Europe – including the UK – before it was halted in March last year.

Manchester was the final date fulfilled before the pandemic intervened and the North American leg was pushed back to summer 2021 before being cancelled.