Halle Bailey gives birth to baby boy, shares first photo after secret pregnancy

Surprise! Halle Bailey has given birth to her first child.

The “Little Mermaid” star announced the arrival of her baby boy, named Halo, via an Instagram post Saturday night that showed herself holding her little boy’s hand.

A gold bracelet with “Halo” etched on it around the newborn’s wrist confirmed his name.

“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 🥰👼🏽 ✨,” she gushed in the caption.

“the world is desperate to know you 😉🤣♥️.”

Page Six has reached out to Bailey’s reps for comment.

Her longtime boyfriend, rapper DDG, also shared the exciting news on his Instagram page with the same picture.

The actress revealed she gave birth to her son in 2023. While she did not reveal the exact date, it was likely late December. Halle Bailey/Instagram

“my biggest blessing by far 👶🏽❤️ son son.. never been so in love 🥹 baby halo,” he gushed in the caption.

The actress never confirmed her pregnancy despite months of speculation, hence her little joke at the end of her announcement.

She even told fans to “leave [her] alone” in a social media video she shared in November 2023 after someone commented that she has “pregnancy nose.”

The actress spent months dodging baby bump speculation.

The predictions came to a head in September 2023 when Bailey, 23, attended the MTV VMAs in a flowing orange dress that hid her stomach.

“Halle stayed away from the pink carpet so she would not be photographed, and when she was inside, she was very mindful in the way she gave hugs, and who she gave them to,” an insider told Page Six at the time.

“The orange dress flow was an indicator she was trying to hide,” the source continued. “She would keep her distance when someone got too close, and she gave out more handshakes than her [usual] enduring embraces.”

She made headlines for wearing a loose-fitting gown to the MTV VMAs in September. Getty Images for MTV
She later wore an extra-poofy gown to the December 2023 premiere of The Color Purple.” ZUMAPRESS.com

Social media users speculated about the outfit choice via Twitter.

“It’s none of our business but that dress … made it too obvious,” one fan tweeted of the halter gown after the singer presented an award onstage with sister Chloe Bailey.

Others called her out for seemingly editing Instagram photos of the ensemble.

She and DDG have been dating since 2022. Getty Images for Gucci

Halle continued to cover up on the platform in the weeks that followed, from posing in creative angles on social media to wearing blazers.

Fans were begging her to announce her pregnancy by the time she walked the carpet at London’s Glamour Women of the Year Awards with her beau in an extra poofy dress in October 2023.

She wore a similarly poofy full-length gown at “The Color Purple” premiere in early December 2023.

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The pregnancy rumors first kicked off in August when she made a brief appearance in the background of DDG’s livestream with what many guessed to be a baby bump.

The duo met through social media. Getty Images

Halle and the rapper, 26, made their romance Instagram-official in March 2022 after DDG slid into her DMs.

The couple made their red carpet debut at the BET Awards three months later, with Halle going on to tell Essence how they met.

“I grew up being on YouTube and would always see the young Black creators and was constantly inspired by them. He was one of them,” Halle said in the August interview. “Coincidentally he messaged me — and the rest is history.”