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.
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.”
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.”