Things between Halle Bailey’s boyfriend, DDG, and the singer still seem to be going smooth, per «The Little Mermaid» star’s latest update on their relationship. Speaking to People ahead of her Disney film’s May 26 debut, Bailey offered a smile and laugh when asked if her rapper beau has the makings of a prince, like the fictional one she falls for in her movie. «People love to talk about this,» she told the outlet, adding, «Yeah. I would say that.»
Despite rumblings about breakup rumors between Bailey and DDG (real name Darryl Grandberry Jr.), the actor seems pleased with the state of her current love life. «I think the best thing about young love is that you’re able to continue to find yourself through this journey of loving somebody else,» Bailey added in her People interview, published on May 17. «And you’re discovering new parts of yourself and maybe things that you didn’t notice before about your heart.»
Bailey, 23, and DDG’s relationship has been the talk of the internet streets lately, especially amid buzz around «The Little Mermaid.» Though fans noticed the two didn’t pose for any photos together at the Los Angeles premiere of Bailey’s film on May 8, the two have still been each other’s red carpet companions in recent months. The pair last posed together at Vanity Fair’s Oscars afterparty on March 12, and prior to that, they were photographed at premiere events for «Avatar 2: The Way Of Water» in December and «Creed III» in February. They were even spotted out together at Milan Fashion Week that same month.
The couple’s 2023 public outings come after Bailey spoke about their romance in her September/October cover story with Essence, in which she shared details about how the pair first got acquainted, revealing that music brought them together.
«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,» Bailey told the outlet. She added that she first noticed DDG, 25, online in 2015, but they didn’t connect until she heard of his new music. «. . . I saw that he was dropping music, and I really gravitated toward this one song. Coincidentally he messaged me — and the rest is history.»
Bailey and DDG made their glamorous red carpet debut as a couple at the 2022 BET Awards, but the pair have been dating for quite some time now. Romance rumors first began swirling when they were spotted together at an Usher concert in January 2022. Two months later, on March 27, they went Instagram official.
Since then, the couple have only had good things to say about each other. «She honestly motivated me to be better and work harder and get to certain levels,» DDG said of his girlfriend in a July 2022 interview with DJ Akademiks. Sitting down with «The Breakfast Club» in November 2022, he also said of Bailey, «I’ve never been with nobody that’s, like, really motivated me like she do.»
From posting cute snaps of each other on social media to Bailey giving DDG singing lessons on TikTok, read more about the couple’s relationship timeline ahead.