Halsey is expecting her first child (Picture:
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Halsey has hit out at speculation over her pregnancy, insisting that her baby was planned.
The 26-year-old is expecting her first child with boyfriend Alev Aydin, after suffering multiple miscarriages and getting surgery to treat endometriosis.
Her fertility struggle has meant that this pregnancy is even more special to the Closer singer, and she hit out at those ‘speculating’ over how she became pregnant.
Halsey, real name Ashley Frangipane, wrote on her Instagram story: ‘Why is it OK to speculate and pass judgement about fertility and conception?
‘My pregnancy was 100% planned, and I tried very hard for this bb. But I would be just as happy even if it were another way.’
Three years ago, Halsey had ‘multiple’ surgeries to treat her endometriosis – a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other places, like the ovaries and fallopian tubes.
The singer hit back at speculation (Picture: Instagram)
Sharing a picture from her hospital bed, she wrote on social media: ‘Today I braved multiple terrifying surgeries. The most important of which being the surgery that would hopefully treat my endometriosis. For those of you who have followed this battle of mine or who may suffer with it yourself, you know the extremes to which it can be mentally exhausting and physically painful.
‘OK HONESTLY I’m in total agony right now (and I’m going to be in excruciating pain for a while cause I had quite the cocktail of procedures today). But in my recovery I am thinking of all of you and how you give me the strength and stamina to power through and prosper.
‘If you suffer from chronic pain or a debilitating disease please know that I have found time to live a crazy, wild, rewarding life AND balance my treatment and I hope so much in my heart that you can too.’
Halsey and Alev are expecting a baby (Picture: Instagram)
In 2019, she revealed that a doctor told her the surgery had been so effective that she may not have to freeze her eggs, with Halsey telling Rolling Stone: ‘I was like, “Wait, what did you just say? Did you just say I can have kids?”
‘It was like the reverse of finding out you have a terminal illness. I called my mom, crying.’
As well as being unsure as to whether her endometriosis would stop her conceiving in the future, the Without You singer suffered multiple miscarriages in the past – one of which occurred on stage.
Speaking on The Doctors, Halsey said: ‘I was on tour, and I found out I was pregnant. Before I could really figure out what that meant to me and what that meant for my future… the next thing I knew I was on stage miscarrying in the middle of my concert.
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‘The sensation of looking a couple hundred teenagers in the face while you’re bleeding through your clothes and still having to do the show, and realising in that moment… I never want to make that choice ever again of doing what I love or not being able to because of this disease.’
Halsey confirmed her pregnancy in January, after conceiving with her screenwriter boyfriend Alev, 37.
Reflecting on her changing body, she wrote on Instagram last month: ‘I’ve been thinking lots about my body. it’s strange to watch yourself change so quickly.
‘I thought pregnancy would give me very strong, binary feelings about “womanhood” but truly it has leveled my perception of gender entirely. My sensitivity to my body has made me hyper aware of my humanness and that’s all. Doing a remarkable thing. And it’s grand. I hope the feeling lasts.’