After all the stress and strangeness that has been 2020 so far, finally, we have some blooming beautiful news to share! Katy Perry and partner, Orlando Bloom have welcomed their first child together – a baby girl they have named Daisy Dove Bloom.
And here we thought all of Katy’s daisy-laden promotion this year was for her hit song, ‘Daisies’ – really, we should have known!
Daisy is Katy’s first baby, and the second child for dad, Orlando, who also has a 7-year-old son named Flynn with ex-wife, Miranda Kerr.
“Floating with love”
The couple’s wonderful news was first shared yesterday on Instagram by UNICEF – the United Nations Children’s Fund charity that Katy and Orlando are both passionate Goodwill Ambassadors for.
Baby Daisy is already making change in the world, with the couple using the peaceful, healthy birth of their first daughter to highlight how fortunate they are to have access to all the healthcare and help they need – unlike many women and children around the world.
Along with a black and white photo of the happy mum and dad holding Daisy’s tiny newborn hand, they announced, “We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” before adding a request to support UNICEF to bring better facilities and healthcare to mothers and babies in needy communities.
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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.
To cement their support, both Katy and Orlando reposted UNICEF’s announcement onto their own Instagram pages, and the happy news has taken the world by storm, with thousands of congratulatory replies from celebrities and fans the world over.
It has been a very busy week for new mum, Katy, as she prepares to drop her sixth album, Smile just days after Daisy’s birth. Add to that her upcoming plans to wed fiancé Orlando – which they postponed in order to focus on their pregnancy – and we’re sure that life isn’t going to slow down for the singer any time soon.
In such exciting times, we hope Katy takes the time she needs to heal after birth, and to get to know her precious little blossom. We bet they’re relishing those glorious newborn snuggles!
Welcome baby Daisy!