Katy Perry recently welcomed her first baby Daisy Dove Bloom, who she shares with fiance, Orlando Bloom. She also released her brand new album, Smile on Friday, a day after giving birth.
The singer joked that she might give birth to her second child along with the release of her album. Katy and Orlando announced the birth of their baby girl on Thursday through UNICEF.
Katy shared with her fans hoping that they would like her sixth album and that it would cheer them up. “IT’S HERE! IT’S REALLY HERE!” the star said. “I finally got back my smile! Hope this record puts one on your face. #SMILE IS OUT EVERYWHERE NOW! LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH ENJOY (sent from my hospital bed lol).”
The singer shared a picture of a woman throwing a baby to a man. She captioned the image saying this replicates her feeding Daisy all day and handing her over to Orlando while she gives birth to her second child. Smile includes the singles Daisies, Harleys In Hawaii and Never Really Over, which was inspired by her relationship with Pirates Of The Caribbean star.
Smile follows the release of her previous album, Witness. Katy had opened up about the failure of the album which led to “bouts of situational depression”. She also admitted to having paid attention to a lot of the criticism of the album.
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have welcomed their first child together. The singer gave birth to her baby girl on Wednesday, who she shares with fiance, Orlando.
Katy And Orlando’s Heartfelt Announcement
The news was first reported by UNICEF as they congratulated the couple. “Welcome to the world, Daisy Dove Bloom! We are honored to introduce Goodwill Ambassadors @KatyPerry and Orlando Bloom’s new bundle of joy,” the organization wrote, alongside a photo of the new parents holding their baby’s tiny hand.
The couple also shared their own statements through UNICEF. They explained that they are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of their daughter. However, they also acknowledged that they are lucky and not everybody would be able to experience birthing as peaceful as theirs.
The couple further added that communities around the world are experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers. They stated that every eleven seconds, a pregnant woman or newborn dies, mostly from preventable causes.
In their statement through UNICEF, they also added that many newborn lives are at risk because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. “As parents to a newborn, this breaks our hearts, as we empathize with struggling parents now more than ever,” the goodwill ambassadors shared.
Katy and Orlando also said, “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. “
The couple announced they will be setting up a donation page to celebrate their daughter, Daisy’s arrival. They further explained that by supporting them, people would be supporting a safe start to a new life. The couple concluded their statement, “We hope your ♥️ can bloom with generosity.”
Katy Opens Up About Her Darkest Times
In an interview with People, Katy Perry reflected on her journey and her latest album, Smile. Katy has gone through some tough times which she has been open about. With her expecting a child soon and living with fiance, Orlando Bloom, she is just living each day as it comes by.
The singer said she is grateful for the dark times in her life which has taught her how to deal with difficulties. She said she has a great partner, a sound mind, and she is working which gives her stability. The pop star found relief last year from her longtime depression. With the help of medication, therapy, and support from her loved ones, she overcame that time of her life.
Katy assured that her new album is all about hopefulness, resilience, joy, and love. Reflecting on her journey from Witness to Smile, she said, “After being on a rocket ship. And just going straight up, it was just a small change in the trajectory, but it felt seismic.” The singer added that it took her two-and-a-half years to find her footing. She said it was easy for her to just work but she had to go on a mental and spiritual journey.
Katy said she felt like she was having a nightmare like she was being attacked at her lowest moments. However, she took little steps and turned to therapy. The singer had been in therapy since she was 25. She recalls the most recent encounter with depression was more difficult than anything she had previously experienced.