There’s a new member of the American Idol family!
In March, Idol judge and pop star Katy Perry released her music video for a new song, “Never Worn White.” At the end of the clip, she revealed she was expecting her first child with her fiancé, actor Orlando Bloom (Bloom shares a son, Flynn, with his ex-wife Miranda Kerr).
Millions tuned in to watch the clip, and were ecstatic about Perry’s pregnancy news. She later shared she was expecting a baby girl.
Perry made it known she was due in the summer, though she never shared her exact due date.
Back in early August, Perry’s fellow Idol judge Luke Bryan told Entertainment Tonight he knew when Perry was due to welcome her daughter.
“She’s pretty close,” he said at that time.
A couple weeks after Bryan gave that interview, Idol confirmed that he, Perry, and Lionel Richie will all be returning to judge its 2021 season.
Perry celebrated the news on Instagram, writing, “Can #babycat get a high chair next to the desk?”
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She’s gonna be a workin’ Mama WERKIN’ it on @americanidol for season 4! ?? Can #babycat get a high chair next to the desk? Remember, you can audition NOW online or virtually, face-to-face with a producer! Choose your state day or show up to the nationwide open call on August 25th! ??✨ americanidol.com/auditions #TheNextIdol
Looks like that high chair will definitely be in order now, since Perry recently gave birth to her baby girl!
Perry and Bloom shared the happy news of their daughter’s arrival through a statement they provided to UNICEF. Both Perry and Bloom are Goodwill Ambassadors for the charity.
The couple then shared their statement on their respective social media profiles along with a black and white photo of them holding their daughter’s hand.
They also revealed their baby girl’s name…Daisy Dove Bloom.
“We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” Perry and Bloom told UNICEF.
The couple went on to share how fortunate they were to have a “peaceful” birthing experience with good healthcare. But they realize that isn’t the same case for many people:
“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…As parents to a newborn, this breaks our hearts, as we empathize with struggling parents now more than ever.”
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Posted @withregram • @unicef 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.
Perry and Bloom said they also set up a donation page with UNICEF to celebrate Daisy’s arrival.
“By supporting them, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child,” read their statement.
You can donate to Perry and Bloom’s UNCIEF donation page they set up in honor of Daisy’s birth by clicking here.
Congratulations to Perry and Bloom on the arrival of their healthy baby girl!
Tune in to the video below to revisit the moment Perry celebrated her pregnancy with her fellow Idol judges. They were so happy for her!