The “Smile” singer and actor announced the happy news via UNICEF on Wednesday, August 26, sharing a black and white image of newborn Daisy grasping their fingers. Perry and Bloom are Goodwill Ambassadors for the charity. In the sweet image, Perry can be seen wearing daisy flower nail art.
“We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” the announcement shared. “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.”
The new parents, who got engaged in February 2019, added:
“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.”
This is the first child for Perry, who is set to release her sixth studio album Smile which features track “Daises," and second for Bloom, who also shares 9-year-old son Flynn with ex-wife Miranda Kerr.