The 'Little Mermaid' star Halle Bailey is expecting her first child – as it happened

There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Halle Bailey the star of the upcoming 'Little Mermaid' live-action film and whether she is expecting her first child.

The rumors began circulating on social media platforms for over a month. It was a series of videos posted on Snapchat by her boyfriend rapper DDG that initially sparked the speculation.

During the recent MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) ceremony, Halle Bailey took deliberate steps to stay away from photographers' lenses, further fueling the pregnancy rumors.

An insider, as cited by Page Six, confirmed Halle's attempts to avoid being photographed on the pink carpet and noted her cautious approach to giving hugs inside the event.

Fans grew more suspicious when Halle appeared on stage at the VMAs alongside her sister Chloë Bailey.

She wore a long, flowing orange voile dress that seemed to conceal her belly.

Despite the ongoing rumors, Halle continued posting photos on her social media accounts without addressing or confirming the speculations.

On October 16, The Shaderoom an American media outlet published photos of Halle Bailey and DDG during a stroll in Santa Monica.