Pop singer Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom become parents to baby girl
Pop star Katy Perry and her fiance, actor Orlando Bloom, have welcomed their first child together.
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, who have been dating since 2016, shared the news through UNICEF and said they have named their newborn daughter Daisy Dove Bloom. Perry, 35, and Bloom, 43, are both Goodwill Ambassadors of UNICEF.
Daisy is the first child of the Dark Horse singer and the second for Bloom. Orlando Bloom has a 9-year-old son, Flynn, with his ex-wife Miranda Kerr.
The couple told the agency, "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," they added.
The couple further said that since the coronavirus pandemic started, many newborn lives have been 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 empathise with struggling parents now more than ever," they added.
Perry and Bloom also announced that to celebrate their daughter's birth, they would be setting up a donation page so fans can support "a healthier world for every child".
Katy Perry had announced her pregnancy in March 2020 through her music video for the song, Never Worn White.