The couple have a bundle of joy, Daisy Dove Bloom
Cue the fireworks because Katy Perry has officially given birth.
The Grammy-nominated songstress and her fiancé, Orlando Bloom, have welcomed their first child together, a baby girl named Daisy Dove Bloom. Katy and Orlando shared the news with UNICEF, the organization they serve as Goodwill Ambassadors for, on Wednesday, Aug 26.
“We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” they said in a statement.
“But we know we’re the lucky ones and not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as ours was,” they shared. “Communities around the world are still experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers and every eleven seconds a pregnant woman or newborn dies, mostly from preventable causes. Since COVID-19, many more newborn lives are at risk because of a greater lack of access to water, soap, vaccines and medicines that prevent diseases. As parents to a newborn, this breaks our hearts, as we empathize with struggling parents now more than ever.”
In “celebration of the heart we know our daughter already has,” Katy and Orlando established a UNICEF donation page on baby Daisy’s—or “DDB” as they called her—behalf.
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Welcome to the world, Daisy Dove Bloom! We are honoured to introduce Goodwill Ambassadors @KatyPerry and @OrlandoBloom’s new bundle of joy.⠀ ⠀ “We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” Katy and Orlando told us.⠀ ⠀ “But we know we’re the lucky ones and not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as ours was. Communities around the world are still experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers and every eleven seconds a pregnant woman or newborn dies, mostly from preventable causes. Since COVID-19 many more newborn lives are at risk because of the increased lack of access to water, soap, vaccines and medicines that prevent diseases. As parents to a newborn, this breaks our hearts, as we empathize with struggling parents now more than ever.⠀ ⠀ “As UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, we know UNICEF is there, on the ground, doing whatever it takes to make sure every expecting mother has access to a trained health worker and access to quality healthcare. In celebration of the heart we know our daughter already has, we have set up a donation page to celebrate DDB’s arrival. By supporting them, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child. We hope your ♥️ can bloom with generosity.⠀ ⠀ Gratefully-⠀ ⠀ Katy & Orlando.”⠀ ⠀ Please tap the link in our bio to support the most precious gift: a healthy child.
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The couple’s daughter arrived into the world on Wednesday, turning Perry into a first-time mom and making 9-year-old Flynn, Bloom’s only child with ex-wife Miranda Kerr, an older brother to his first sister.
The famous parents, who got engaged in Feb. 2019 after a years-long on-and-off romance, announced their baby news in early March when the performer cradled her bump in the music video for “Never Worn White.” The following month, she revealed they had a little girl on the way.
In June, the singer explained why they were waiting to officially decide on a moniker for their firstborn.
“We have yet to decide specifically on her name because, I think, we’ve got options and she’ll tell us,” the star said in an interview on Mix 104.1’s Karson & Kennedy. “I’ll look at her and go, ‘Oh yeah, yeah, you are her. You are that.'”
Some of the star’s pregnancy aligned with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, making the experience a mix of emotions for the expectant star.
“I’ve been overwhelmed. I’ve been anxious. I’ve been happy. I’ve been overjoyed. I’ve been depressed. I’ve been all of it,” she said during the radio interview. “The world is just a wild time, and it’s a wild time to bring life into the world. I mean, people were already having those kind of conversations years ago where it’s like, ‘Man, the world feels a little uncertain.’ And now, it really feels shaky boots.”
More recently, during an Aug. 24 appearance on E!’s Daily Pop, she predicted her little girl would steal her heart. “They do say that when you meet your wife or your soulmate or your partner, whatever you want to say, that you think that they’re perfect and they’re everything…and that quickly fades away, right?” she told host Justin Sylvester. “When you meet your daughter that’s when you’ve met the love of your life.”
She also already knows what kind of mom she’ll be. “I’m definitely parenting style 3Fs: I’m fun, firm but fair,” Perry explained. “Yes, I like to get things done and I like to, you know, create a peaceful scene and it takes a matriarchy to do that.”
Though, their little bundle of joy will definitely have Bloom wrapped tightly around her finger. As she mused, “I definitely think she’s gonna be daddy’s little girl, for sure.”
For his part, the actor has been eagerly awaiting his daughter’s arrival, raving about the special time he would spend with her after the birth. As he told Good Morning America, it’s “those very late nights where I’ll probably be getting up and doing a bottle, breastfeed-bottle thing because I won’t be obviously breastfeeding, but I’m sure there will be bottles…I’m looking forward to that because I love those quiet times at night when the world feels like it’s asleep and you’ve got a sleeping baby.”
That time has officially arrived! Congratulations to the famous parents.