Katy Perry welcomes first child with Orlando Bloom

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The Grammy-nominated songstress Katy Perry 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.

“Welcome to the world, Daisy Dove Bloom! We are honoured to introduce Goodwill Ambassadors Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s new bundle of joy,” reads a statement from UNICEF.

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Mom, dad and child are doing fine. “We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” the statement continues.

Perry and Bloom sparked dating rumours in January 2016, when they were seen dancing together at a Golden Globes after party. The two were then spotted on vacations and a number of dates together, before the pop singer made their relationship Instagram official in May 2016. In early 2017, the pair briefly split before reconnecting by the end of the year.

In February 2019, the couple Perrybloom was officially engaged, and a year later, Perry announced her pregnancy in her “Never Worn White” music video.

With the birth of their “precious gift,” Perry and Bloom urged others to support UNICEF in their work supporting a “safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child.”

Read their statement in full below.

We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter.

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 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.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 UNICEF, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child. We hope your love can bloom with generosity.

Gratefully,
Katy and Orlando