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Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey welcomes first child after secret pregnancy
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Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey welcomes first child after secret pregnancy

Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey has welcomed a son named Halo with her boyfriend DDG.

Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey has welcomed her first child after a secret pregnancy.

The actor and singer has been known to keep much of her personal life private - so keeping the pregnancy under wraps will come as no surprise to many.

However, the 23-year-old has now taken to Instagram to confirm the wonderful news that she's welcomed a little bundle of joy into the world.

Posting a photo of her hand holding that of a small hand with a gold bracelet with the name 'Halo' etched onto it, Bailey 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."

And many famous faces have flocked to the comments section of Bailey's Instagram post to offer their congratulations to the new mom.

Halle Bailey has welcomed a baby boy.

"Welcome to earth, Halo. We’ve been expecting you. congrats, mama!" rapper Nicki Minaj penned.

Sister Sister star Tia Mowry wrote: "Congrats beauty! Welcome to motherhood." While another person remarked: "Your terms is the only way anyone needed to know anything and I’m glad you did it just like that!"

Bailey shares Halo with her boyfriend DDG, 26.

The pair went official with their relationship back in March 2022 after romance rumors began to grow in January 2022.

Her baby's arrival comes after many months of pregnancy rumors - with Bailey responding to a fan back in November who claimed that she had a 'pregnancy nose' in a recent photo.

Bailey with her boyfriend DDG.
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Not particularly happy with the comment, Bailey said: "Listen, if I see one more person say something about my nose one more time, it's going to be hell to pay."

"You know why? Because I'm Black. I love my nose. What are you concerned about my nose for?

"Leave me the hell alone."

In 2023, Bailey was the leading star in one of the biggest films of the past year, Disney's Little Mermaid.

Back in July 2019, Bailey was officially announced as Ariel for the live-action version of the animated classic.

The casting news was sadly met with intense backlash and vitriol from fans on social media, however, with some of the comments targeting the fact that the star is a Black woman.

In an interview with The Face magazine, Bailey said that she wasn’t surprised by the nasty comments made about her casting.

“As a Black person, you just expect it and it’s not really a shock anymore,” she shared.

But despite all the backlash, she also said that 'seeing all the babies’ reactions' made it all worth it.

Topics: Film and TV, Celebrity, Parenting