Singer Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom welcomed their first child, a girl. The girl, named Daisy Dove Bloom, has arrived. The couple, who have been dating since 2016, shared the news via UNICEF and said they have named their newborn daughter Daisy Dove Bloom.
“Welcome to the world, Daisy Dove Bloom! We are honored to introduce Goodwill Ambassadors Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s new bundle of joy,” reads a statement from UNICEF. “We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” the pair told the UN agency.
Welcome to the world, Daisy Dove Bloom! We are honoured to introduce Goodwill Ambassadors @KatyPerry and Orlando Bloom's new bundle of joy.
“We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter."
— UNICEF (@UNICEF) August 27, 2020
The statement continued, “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.”
Perry and Bloom urged others to support UNICEF in its work to support a “safe start in life and reinvent a healthier world for all children.”