Halsey thanks fans for support after changing pronouns on social media

The singer has just updated her Instagram bio with her preferred pronouns

Halsey attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City
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Halsey has received a huge number of supportive messages from fans after updating their preferred pronouns on social media. 

The singer is expecting their first child later this year with boyfriend Alev Aydin, and recently opened up about how pregnancy had changed their outlook on gender. 

"I’ve been thinking lots about my body," Halsey wrote on Instagram in February. "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," they added. "Doing a remarkable thing. And it’s grand. I hope the feeling lasts."

What are Halsey's pronouns?

Halsey recently changed their Instagram bio to read "she/they", which suggests that they're comfortable with both she/her and they/them pronouns. Over the weekend, eagle eyed fans noticed that the star had quietly changed their Instagram and Twitter bios to include this information. 

Fans flocked to social media to praise the star for the update. "Halsey changed their pronouns 🥺  i'm so proud of them [sic]", wrote one, while another added: "i hope halsey changing their pronouns gives others the confidence to express what also makes them feel comfortable. it's okay to not fit into the categories society puts you in [sic]".

A third added: "cis people will never understand how validating it feels to have someone like halsey come out about their pronouns, i’ve looked up to her for so long so to see them open up about somethings like this is amazing".

Following all the messages of support, Halsey then posted a simple "Thank you" with a love heart emoji to Instagram Stories.

We applaud Halsey for sharing this update and hope it inspires others in this position to feel comfortable to do the same. 

Lucy Abbersteen
Lucy Abbersteen

Lucy is a beauty journalist who has written for titles including Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Women's Health, InStyle and Woman & Home, and regularly contributes to My Imperfect Life. Most recently she was Junior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire. Covering skincare, haircare, make-up and wellbeing, her job involves anything from picking the brains of the world's top dermatologists to swatching the latest and greatest foundations. When she's not got beauty on the brain, you're most likely to find her spending time with dogs (her sister owns one very sassy cockapoo), reading or sleeping. She's also a big fan of RuPaul's Drag Race, rosé and and house plants that stay alive.