Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom Have a New Baby—and a Message

Couple has welcomed Daisy Dove Bloom, and they'd like everyone to donate to UNICEF
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2020 6:27 AM CDT
Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom Reveal Baby's Birth via UNICEF
Actor Orlando Bloom, right, a cast member in the Amazon Prime Video series "Carnival Row," poses with his girlfriend, singer Katy Perry, at the premiere of the series in Los Angeles on Aug. 21, 2019.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are now the proud parents of a baby girl, and along with news of the arrival of little Daisy Dove Bloom, the couple shared a deeper message. The New York Post reports that Perry and Bloom, both goodwill ambassadors for UNICEF, revealed their big news Wednesday via a statement from the organization, gushing that they were "floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter." UNICEF also posted a photo appearing to show them holding Daisy's tiny hand, a picture of a daisy painted on what's apparently Perry's thumbnail.

Then their announcement took a more serious turn, in which they noted that while they were lucky enough to enjoy a safe pregnancy and delivery, many others aren't. "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 noted. The couple added that COVID-19 has exacerbated these issues globally, and that they hoped others would consider donating to UNICEF to help alleviate them. "By supporting UNICEF, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child," Perry and Bloom wrote. "We hope your [heart] can bloom with generosity." (More Katy Perry stories.)

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