- Halsey opened up about her partner, Alev Aydin, for the first time in a new interview with Allure.
- The singer said they’ve been friends for four years, but it took them a while to start dating.
- “I like him too much to ruin his life and drag him into all this craziness,” she remembers thinking.
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The “Clementine” singer said she’s been friends with Aydin for years, but it took them “so long to start dating” because she was afraid to expose him to her level of fame.
“He was writing a movie about my life, a biopic, so we spent a lot of time together,” she explained. “One night we went somewhere really public together. As we were leaving, I got swallowed by a mob of paparazzi and fans and people wanting me to sign vinyls and whatever else. It was all very dramatic, like a movie scene.”
“I looked over my shoulder and he’s being pushed away from the mob and I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I didn’t even say goodbye!'” she continued. “I remember sitting in the car and being like, ‘I can never see him again. I like him too much to ruin his life and drag him into all this craziness.'”
However, Halsey said that Aydin was eager to soothe her concerns.
“He swiftly reminded me I was being super melodramatic and he was like, ‘I don’t care. It’s not that big of a deal,'” she said.
In 2018, Deadline reported that Sony Pictures had partnered with Halsey to develop a movie based on her life. Halsey recently told fans on Twitter that Aydin was hired to write it and they fell in love during the process.
It’s unclear exactly when the pair began dating, though it was most likely mid-2020 after she broke up with Evan Peters in March.
When Halsey revealed they were expecting a child in January, fans were unaware that she was in a new relationship.
“The judginess started from the beginning,” she told Allure of her pregnancy announcement. “Alev and I have been really good friends for four years. And when the stars aligned, our relationship became romantic and it was pretty evident that he and I were both like, ‘Oh, my gosh! You’re the person I’m supposed to start a family with.’ A lot of people had opinions about that.”
She added that fans are not “entitled” to updates about her personal life: “I signed up to give my whole life away; my loved ones didn’t.”