Halle Bailey, one half of the talented sister duo Chloe x Halle, has been making waves in the entertainment industry with her incredible vocal talents and acting skills.
Halle Bailey and her sister Chloe first gained recognition on YouTube with their captivating covers and original songs. Their undeniable talent led to a record deal and collaborations with artists like Beyoncé. Halle's breakout moment came when she was cast as Ariel in Disney's live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid,” marking a significant milestone in her career.
Apart from her blossoming career, Halle's love life has also caught the attention of her fans and the media. The lucky man who has captured her heart is none other than DDG. In this article, we'll delve into the love story between Halle Bailey and DDG, shedding light on the man behind the moniker and their journey together.
Who Is DDG?
DDG, real name Darryl Dwayne Granberry Jr., is a 26-year-old Michigan rapper and YouTube personality. He grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, where he graduated as valedictorian of his class from International Tech Academy. Valedictorian was the title of his debut album, released in 2019.
DDG enrolled at Central Michigan University after graduation but dropped out to pursue a career as an entertainer.DDG is the founder of his own record label, Zooted Music, as well as a signee for Epic Records, which also houses stars like Travis Scott, Future, and Madison Beer.
DDG's most successful single, the Blueface-assisted “Moonwalking in Calabasas,” was released in 2020 and has since received over 300 million streams.
From his 2019 debut Valedictorian to his most recent effort Maybe It's Me…, the rapper has released three albums. DDG has worked with artists such as Gunna, Polo G, and Lil Yachty over the course of his music career.
The breakthrough came when he released Moonwalking in Calabasas with Blueface, which went platinum. The song charted on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #82. Money Long, Elon Musk, and Die 4 Respect are among DDG's tunes. On September 30, 2022, he published his second studio album, It's Not Me, It's You, and on July 14, 2023, he released his third album, Maybe It's Me…
In 2022, the rapper was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list for music in the hip hop, trap, and R&B genres. He is currently dating Halle Bailey, and the couple is said to be expecting their first kid.
How Long Have Halle Bailey and DDG Been Dating?
When they were sighted together at Usher's Las Vegas residency in January 2022, they fueled romance speculations, and DDG (actual name Darryl Dwayne Granberry Jr.) eventually confirmed their relationship when he posted a sweet birthday tribute to Halle on Instagram that March.
The couple was spotted together at Usher's concert in Las Vegas, and their romance was later confirmed in March of that year via a since-deleted Instagram post on DDG's page.
DDG and Bailey have made multiple public appearances together since then, including a joint appearance on the BET Awards red carpet in March of this year. The duo also appeared on the red carpet at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards and the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party this year.
Why Is DDG Facing Backlash?
On July 14, 2023, DDG released Maybe It's Me…, which included the song “Famous.” The rapper's insecurities while dating a renowned woman are the subject of the song. “The hardest thing I did was fall in love with a famous bitch,” DDG says in his rhymes.
The lyrics also make mention of DDG's girlfriend “kissing dudes” while “filming a movie” and “holding hands in the photo” used to promote the film. Many fans feel this is a reference to Halle holding hands with her Little Mermaid co-star Jonah Hauer-King, who played Prince Eric, during the May premiere in London.
DDG also raps about wanting to break up with the famous woman but being “too attached.” He also refers to her as “the girl I claim” and expresses concern that she texts her coworkers outside of work.
Online, fans have labeled DDG a “failed rapper” and said that he is envious of Halle. On July 16, DDG responded to the controversy in a video.
“They're calling me a failed rapper right now yeah, so it's starting back up,” stated the rapper. “I just want you to know, ‘Famous' is just a song, okay? It's only music, you guys. Songs, like movies, are simply songs [sic]. You have to relax and worry about your own business, and it's all for your entertainment. It's in the entertainment industry. Relax, cool down, and chill out because you know what it is, and I'm used to being despised.”
Halle has yet to weigh in on “Famous.” However, the actress has already been poetic about her romance.
“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,” she told People in the summer of 2023. “And you're discovering new parts of yourself and maybe things that you didn't notice before about your heart.”