Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have just announced the arrival of their first child together. They named their baby girl, Daisy Dove Bloom.
The happy news came courtesy of Unicef, the United Nations Children’s Fund. The organisation posted a black-and-white photograph of the parents holding the newborn.
The lovebirds’ statement reads:
“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 empathise 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 ❤️ can bloom with generosity.”
If you recall, the pop star previously released the single “Daisies” back in May. “Daisies” is a song about courage, hope and dreams. Likewise, Dove is a symbol of peace, hope, courage and freedom. With that in mind, the Hollywood couple hope their daughter can bloom generously like her namesake.
This is Katy’s first kid, but Orlando already has a 9-year-old son Flynn from his former marriage with supermodel Miranda Kerr. “She’s a force of nature, obviously, as we all know. But it’s been really impressive. There’s no complaining. She’s just all about it. It’s pretty awe-inspiring to see the way she handles herself at this time,” the actor previously commented about his baby mama.
Congrats to the couple ;)