Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have announced the birth of their baby girl through UNICEF, a United Nations agency dedicated to providing humanitarian support for children globally, of which the pair are goodwill ambassadors.
The proud parents have named their daughter — Daisy Dove Bloom.
In a joint statement released through UNICEF, they plead for donations to UNICEF through a donation page created to celebrate their newborn’s arrival.
“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 heart can bloom with generosity,” they concluded.
The 35-year-old singer revealed she was pregnant in the music video for her single Never Worn White earlier this year.
Daisies are symbolic for the couple. Orlando proposed with an ornate daisy engagement ring on Valentine’s Day 2019.
What we didn’t realise was a clue to the newborn’s name ahead of the birth is the song ‘Daisies’ pre-released by Perry in May ahead of her new album ‘Smile’ with lyrics about a resilient spirit that seeks to conquer hardship.
She sings, “Tried to count me out / Took those sticks and stones / Showed ’em I could build a house / They tell me that I’m crazy/ But I’ll never let ’em change me / Till they cover me in daises”
Welcome to the world, Daisy Dove Bloom, keep on blossoming!