Halle’s Expecting?! Why Disney’s ‘Pregnant Princess’ May Cause Problems for the Studio

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Disney is no stranger to controversy, but the latest rumor surrounding Halle Bailey, the talented actress who starred in the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, has certainly caused quite a stir. Speculation has been circulating that Bailey may be pregnant, leading to concerns about how this could potentially impact the studio and the beloved Disney princess brand.

At the Peak of Her Career, Pregnancy Rumors Swirl Halle Bailey

In the past couple of weeks, rumors that singer and actress Halle Bailey is pregnant have swirled the internet. Earlier this week, photos of Halle Bailey taken by paparazzi show her walking around concealing what looks to be a baby bump. In the photos, Bailey, alongside her boyfriend DDG (Darryl Dwayne Granberry Jr), seems to be heading home from a medical appointment.

While pregnancy rumors are nothing new in the world of celebrities, when it comes to Disney Princesses, there is a certain level of expectation and responsibility that comes with the role. The image of a Princess is often associated with purity, innocence, and youthfulness. So, the idea of a pregnant Princess may challenge these traditional notions and raise questions about how Disney’s more conservative audiences will respond.

One of the major concerns for Disney is the potential impact on their target audience – children. Young fans of the Disney Princess franchise may struggle to reconcile the idea of a pregnant Princess with the idealized image they have grown accustomed to. It could lead to confusion or even disappointment among these young viewers who idolize Halle Bailey for her on-screen performance as Ariel.

Furthermore, the pregnancy rumors surrounding Halle Bailey could create a divide among fans and the general public. While some may embrace the idea of Halle being a progressive and empowering representation of motherhood, others may argue that she will go against the established image and narrative of Disney Princesses.

Eric and Princess Ariel (Halle Bailey) in new live action 'The Little Mermaid'

A Problem of Pregnant Proportions

In addition to the potential backlash from audiences, Disney may also face challenges in terms of marketing and brand image. The Princess brand is known for its merchandise, theme park attractions, and various forms of media. A pregnant Princess may not align with the marketable image that Disney has carefully cultivated over the years. It may require a delicate balance to promote the upcoming film without inadvertently highlighting or emphasizing the pregnancy rumors.

Already, Disney has pulled Halle Bailey from consideration for the “Best Original Song” category at the Academy Awards. Many fans speculate that the reason for this is due to Halle’s pregnancy.

Moreover, the pregnancy rumors on social media have the potential to overshadow Halle Bailey’s talent and portrayal of Ariel in The Little Mermaid. Instead of focusing on her performance and the film itself, the media and public attention have become fixated on her personal life and the pregnancy speculations. This must be frustrating for the actress, as she is truly at the peak of her career right now.

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While it’s important to remember that pregnancy rumors are just that – rumors – the impact they can have on individuals and businesses should not be underestimated. Disney is a major player in the entertainment industry, and any controversy surrounding their projects can have significant consequences. As the pregnancy rumors continue to circulate, it remains to be seen how Disney will navigate these uncharted waters.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.


  1. Why does it matter if she’s pregnant. The character of Ariel is not, the actress. The movie is out, it’s fantastic and none of the kids who love it are looking at Halle Bailey’s life. Plus, might I point out, Ariel is the only Disney princess to go on and have a kid, so it shouldn’t be a problem. People need to stop making mountains out of mole hills.

    • Exactly what I was thinking! The animated Ariel has a child. Real life princesses have children all the time. How do these people think royalty in many countries still exists? Not to mention just life in general. This is just grasping at straws, in my opinion. Don’t get pregnant because it’s not wholesome and pure, don’t get an abortion if you do because pregnancy is beautiful and children are our future, don’t give a child up for adoption but don’t ask for help if you keep them despite difficult circumstances , etc etc. Basically, do only as you’re told and be a robot. We don’t need the human race 🙄