Halle Bailey explains why she kept her pregnancy secret

Halle Bailey has told fans why she decided to keep her pregnancy a secret credit:Bang Showbiz
Halle Bailey has told fans why she decided to keep her pregnancy a secret credit:Bang Showbiz

Halle Bailey kept her pregnancy secret until after her son was born because she wanted to have a "beautiful, private, healthy time".

'The Little Mermaid' actress, 23, announced on 6 January she had welcomed a baby boy named Halo with her rapper boyfriend DDG, 26, late last year following months of speculation about whether she was expecting her first child - and she has now explained why she decided not to share her happy news until after the birth.

Speaking in a video posted on Snapchat via the Snapchat Reply function, Halle told her followers: "I really appreciate people ... who are kind and understanding especially of me wanting to wait to share something this sacred and beautiful. I just wanted to make sure that I had a beautiful, private, healthy time in my journey ... "

She went on to reveal she did her best to avoid social media as much as possible during her pregnancy as she didn't want to comment on all the baby rumours.

Halle said: "I stayed off all social media, I really tried to, just to keep myself sane and ok. I know there was a lot of people who would always comment and be like: 'We know, girl, we know,' and I was like: 'It's great that you know but I'm going to just chill. That’s wonderful if you support me. If you don’t I hope you have a wonderful life'."

When one follower asked her how she's feeling now since becoming a mum, Halle replied: "I'm feeling really really great, I'm so so happy... I'm just so happy right now."

Halle announced the arrival of her son by sharing a photo of her holding her newborn’s hand with the caption: “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 ... "

DDG shared a similar picture, which he captioned: “My biggest blessing by far son ... never been so in love ... baby halo.”

In November, Halle previously covered up the fact she was pregnant by warning her fans to stop talking about how she had “pregnancy nose” – a phenomenon many believe happens to women in the last stages of expecting.

She said in a Snapchat Story: “If I see one more person say something about my nose one more time, it’s gonna be hell to pay.

“And you know why? ’Cause I am black. I love my nose. [What are you] concerned about my nose for? Leave me the hell alone!”