In a heartwarming announcement on January 6, 23-year-old actress and singer Halle Bailey shared the joyous news of becoming a mother. Taking to Instagram, she confirmed the arrival of her baby boy named Halo, whom she welcomed with boyfriend DDG. Accompanying the announcement was an endearing photo capturing the tender moment of Halle holding her son’s tiny hand. Expressing her gratitude for the new addition to her life, Halle wrote, “Even though we’re a few days into the new year, the greatest thing that 2023 could have done for me was bring me my son… welcome to the world my halo. The world is desperate to know you,” encapsulating the excitement and love surrounding the arrival of her first child.
While the star of The Little Mermaid chose not to reveal her son’s face, she delighted fans by sharing a glimpse of an adorable gold bracelet adorning his wrist, elegantly engraved with the name Halo. The sentiment of joy extended beyond her personal circle as Halle’s celebrity friends flooded the comments section with warm wishes. Nicki Minaj expressed her excitement, welcoming Halo to Earth and extending congratulations to the new mom, saying, “We’ve been expecting you. Congrats, mama!” Halle’s co-star from grown-ish, Yara Shahidi, also sent her greetings, writing, “Welcome Halo!” Jonah Hauer-King, the handsome co-star from the live-action Little Mermaid, shared his joy with a series of heart emojis in response to the heartwarming announcement.
Sharing a comparable photo on Instagram, DDG expressed profound joy over their newborn son, writing, “My biggest blessing by far. Son son… never been so in love… baby halo.” DDG and Halle have been in a relationship for nearly two years, making their Instagram debut as a couple in March 2022. While rumors and speculations circulated online for months hinting at Halle’s pregnancy, the actress officially confirmed it with the recent birth announcement. Addressing online commentary about her appearance during pregnancy, particularly references to a “pregnancy nose,” Halle took to Instagram to express her frustration, stating, “If I see one more person say something about my nose one more time, it’s gonna be hell to pay.”
Throughout her pregnancy, Halle skillfully concealed her baby bump on multiple occasions. In October 2023, she donned a stylish black and white mini dress at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, masterfully keeping her pregnancy under wraps. A month later, at the LACMA Art+Film Gala, she elegantly covered up her bump in a black sequin dress. December saw Halle making a dazzling appearance at The Color Purple premiere, where she portrayed the role of young Nettie in the movie musical, captivating everyone in a striking red ruffled dress. It has undeniably been a remarkable year for Halle, marked by both personal joy and professional accomplishments.