Katy Perry may spend most of her time in the spotlight, but she keeps her life as a mom pretty under wraps. Back in August of 2020, the singer and "American Idol" judge gave birth to daughter Daisy Dove with her fiancè, actor Orlando Bloom, and we've seen little of the little one since.
Perry and Bloom met in 2016 at a Golden Globes party. They became a couple soon after.
"Actually, In-N-Out plays a big role in my life," Perry said during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." "We bonded over an In-N-Out burger about three years [ago] at the Golden Globes. He stole one off of my table. I was sitting with Denzel Washington and he took it and I was like, 'Wait, who—oh, you're so hot! Fine, take it.' And then I saw him at a party, and I was like, 'How are those onions resting on your molars?'"
The couple weathered a short-lived split around 2017 and 2018. Bloom proposed marriage on Valentine's Day of 2019.
"I got on a helicopter and he asked me to marry him, and then we landed on this building and then went downstairs and my family and friends were there and the most flowers you've ever seen. It's like when Kanye does that for Kim, you're like 'Oh my god!' and I was like 'Oh my god!' Anyways, it's great. He's great. I love him very much," Perry said on a June 2019 episode of "Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp."
The wedding has yet to happen, in part because of the pandemic.
While it's clear from the small snippets the couple shares with the public that they are absolutely smitten, there's still not a ton of info out there about the newest addition to the Perry-Bloom family. Let's dive into the details we do know about Daisy Dove and how motherhood has been treating Perry.
A Pop-Star Pregnancy
Perry is not known for her subtly—so there was no way she was going to just casually announce her first pregnancy. Instead of a simple social media post, the 39-year-old singer revealed her big news via a music video for her song "Never Worn White."
This emotional ballad features Perry in a white wedding dress, singing of her love for Bloom and how "it's so easy to surrender/when you finally find forever." It's only when the video ends that it becomes apparent that she's with child—as she lovingly cradles her growing baby bump.
She later told fans via Instagram Live that it was the longest secret she ever had to keep. "omg so glad I don't have to suck it in anymore," she tweeted, followed by "or carry around a big purse lol."
Subtle Name Drops
Perry said that she and Bloom weren't set on a name during her pregnancy. "We have yet to decide specifically on her name because, I think, we've got options, and she'll tell us," she said in a June 2020 interview. However, she dropped several hints that Daisy was a frontrunner.
She donned a daisy-patterned muumuu on "American Idol," wore some daisy earrings during the music video for "Smile" and even released a song called "Daisies." While Perry said that the single is about "an exhilarating celebration of the resilience of the human spirit in the face of cynicism and adversity," one can't help but wonder if it was also a nod to her unborn daughter's name.
On August 26th, 2020, Perry and Bloom welcomed Daisy Dove into the world and announced her arrival with a sweet message in partnership with UNICEF.
"We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter," they wrote in a joint statement. "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 health care workers and every 11 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."
The couple—both UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors— set up a donation page in honor of their daughter's birth and asked for people to donate instead of sending gifts. "By supporting UNICEF, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child," they wrote. "We hope your [heart] can bloom with generosity."
Parenting With Fiancè Orlando Bloom
By the looks of it, Perry and Bloom have since been raising their now 3-year-old daughter in a low-key way. Beyond the few shots of her hands, Daisy is pretty absent from her A-list celebrity parents' social media pages. But that doesn't mean they don't take every opportunity to tell the world about how much they love their little girl.
"She is a combination of both me and her father, which we are fearless with lots of chutzpah and just big characters," Perry told People in January 2022. "So the combination of us both is definitely coming out." A few months later, she revealed that Daisy is "not very shy" and loves to dress up.
Despite navigating not one, but two busy, star-studded schedules, Perry and Bloom (who also has a son, Flynn, with ex-wife Miranda Kerr) both find time to be hands-on parents. "I am working a lot, and I've always worked a lot ... but I don't have a full-time nanny because I feel like if I had a full-time nanny then I would never be able to know how to care for my daughter like I'm meant to," she said on a podcast in 2022. "It doesn't matter if I've had a show that goes to 11 p.m. the night before, I'm waking up at 6:00 and we're going to go and do breakfast."
Perry's parenting game plan came together after a quick shift in priorities that happened when Daisy was just a few weeks old.
"As a new mom, those first six weeks are like, 'What?' It's just the biggest life change ever," Perry told People in September of 2021. "You're responsible for someone's well-being that can't even hold their head up. It's a real shift, and you become not No. 1 on the call sheet."
Daisy: A New Meaning To 'Unconditional'
Perry may have released a song titled "Unconditionally" back in 2013, but it's clear from her words on motherhood that she didn't know the true meaning of the word until Daisy was born.
"I never really truly knew about unconditional love," she told People in 2021. "Obviously my mother has that for me, but I didn't really experience it in the first-person until I had my child. And that was just a whole 'nother level. Some of my previous work with kids and being an entertainer to kids as well has prepared me for motherhood, but nothing can prepare you for that wave of unconditional love."
This unwavering love comes for a child who's proven to be similar to both parents in her own ways.
"She is a combination of both me and her father, which we are fearless with lots of chutzpah and just big characters," Perry told People in January of 2022. "So the combination of us both is definitely coming out."
More Recent Developments
In November of 2023, Daisy made her first public appearance that we know of. It was at one of her mom's Las Vegas gigs.
"Daisy! I love you so much," Perry said from the stage. "You're my best friend, I'm so glad you're here."
In a 2022 interview with People, Perry teased having more children, saying it'll happen "hopefully in the future."
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