Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom welcome daughter Daisy Dove Bloom in 'safe' and 'peaceful' birth
KATY Perry and Orlando Bloom have welcomed their first child together – a daughter named Daisy Dove Bloom.
The couple proudly announced the arrival of their newborn and revealed mom and baby are both “safe and healthy” following the “peaceful” birth.
Their baby girl's highly-anticipated name reveal comes just months after the singer released a track off her upcoming album, Smile, with the same title.
Katy, 35, and Orlando, 43, shared the exciting news with a statement on the Unicef website, as they are both Goodwill Ambassadors to the global organization.
The parents gushed: “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," they said of tough times in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
“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."
The lengthy message continued: “As parents to a newborn, this breaks our hearts, as we empathize with struggling parents now more than ever."
Katy and Orlando then revealed they wanted to use their baby girl's arrival for some good – and encouraged fans to donate what they can to the children's non-profit.
“In celebration of the heart we know our daughter already has, we have set up a donation page to celebrate DDB’s arrival.
“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.
“By supporting UNICEF, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child.
"We hope your heart can bloom with generosity," they concluded with a pun to the actor's last name.
Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry romance: How long have they been dating?
ORLANDO Bloom and Katy Perry have been dating on and off since 2016.
The couple first met at Harvey Weinstein's Golden Globes after-party in 2016, but Orlando warned they're "not by any means the kind of Hollywood love story you might want to hear about."
Perry and Bloom split in February 2017 and didn't reconcile until over a year later, in the following April.
The Lord of the Rings star then popped the question last Valentine's Day and the two became engaged.
The couple has been forced to postpone their wedding because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Perry revealed that she was pregnant in her music video for the song, Never Worn White.
Fans had been anticipating the arrival any day now after the pop star took to Twitter this week and suggested she was "10 months” along in her pregnancy.
On her Twitter account Katy, wrote: "Petition: to have all movies/tv shows etc update the fact that it’s 10+ months instead of 9 months pregnant.”
She finished her message with an Emoji face with rolling eyes.
Katy and her husband-to-be first announced her pregnancy back in March.
Soon after, the happy couple shared that they were having a baby girl in a pink foam gender reveal.
Just days before Daisy’s birth, Orlando excitedly told Jimmy Fallon that he was counting down the minutes until their baby's arrival: "I'm so excited to have a little daddy's girl.
"I hope she's going to love me as much as I love her.
"That daddy girl thing and that love of your life feeling is right around there,” the actor – who shares son Flynn with Miranda Kerr – said on the late night show.
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