Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom welcome their first child together

Publish Date
Friday, 28 August 2020, 10:57AM

Congratulations are in order for Katy Perry and her fiancé Orlando Bloom!

The couple have welcomed their first child together into the world - a baby girl called Daisy Dove Bloom.

Announcing the exciting news on UNICEF's Instagram page, the couple shared an adorable photo of their newborn daughter's hand wrapped around her father's thumb, while Katy - sporting a daisy design on her nail, held her baby girl's hand.

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Welcome to the world, Daisy Dove Bloom! We are honoured to introduce Goodwill Ambassadors @KatyPerry and @OrlandoBloom’s new bundle of joy.⠀ ⠀ “We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” Katy and Orlando told us.⠀ ⠀ “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 the increased 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 them, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child. We hope your ♥️ can bloom with generosity.⠀ ⠀ Gratefully-⠀ ⠀ Katy & Orlando.”⠀ ⠀ Please tap the link in our bio to support the most precious gift: a healthy child.

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"Welcome to the world, Daisy Dove Bloom! We are honoured to introduce Goodwill Ambassadors Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's new bundle of joy," the post read.

The 35-year-old singer and Orlando - who also has nine-year-old son Flynn with ex-wife Miranda Kerr - wrote in a statement: "We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter."

The couple also admitted they were fortunate to have had a "peaceful" birthing experience, while using the announcement to encourage people to donate to UNICEF.

"We know we’re the lucky ones and not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as ours was," the post continued.

"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 the increased 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 them, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child. We hope your ♥️ can bloom with generosity.

"Gratefully-Katy & Orlando."

Congratulations Katy and Orlando!