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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom welcome daughter Daisy Dove Bloom, UNICEF makes 'peaceful birthing' announcement

Unlike other celebrity couples who choose to announce the arrival of their babies through social media or major mainstream media outlets, Katy and Orlando chose UNICEF to break the news to the world
UPDATED AUG 27, 2020
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She's finally here! Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom welcomed their daughter, Daisy Dove Bloom, into the world on Wednesday, August 26. 

Unlike other celebrity couples who choose to announce the arrival of their babies through social media or major mainstream media outlets, Katy and Orlando chose UNICEF to break the news to the world. In an article titled, 'The most precious gift: A healthy child' the United Nations Children's Fund announced, "Welcome to the world Daisy Dove Bloom! We are honored to introduce Goodwill Ambassadors Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's new bundle of joy and to share this message from the proud parents with the world."

The article also included a black and white photo of Katy and Orlando holding the tiny hand of their newborn. The proud parents also shared a personal message which apart from showcasing their joy, also let their fans empathize with the struggle of expecting mothers at a time of the pandemic when there is a dearth of healthcare workers and a lack of readily accessible hygiene. 


The singer and the actor said in a statement: "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."

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom attend the Gala for the Global Ocean hosted by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco at Opera of Monte-Carlo on September 26, 2018 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Getty Images)

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

According to UNICEF, "Nearly 116 million babies are expected to be born during the first nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic and, for many families, this is a daunting and dangerous experience without support from a trained health worker." The organization also reported that even before the world was battling a pandemic, 7,000 newborn babies were dying every day, out of which 80 percent of all newborn deaths were caused by preventable and treatable conditions.

While Katy was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2013, Orlando has been supporting UNICEF for over 12 years. Both of them have been recognized for their charity work in the past. In 2016, she received UNICEF’s Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award while Orlando was also presented with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award in 2015.

Social media users were thrilled to learn about Katy and Orlando's new addition to the family, especially the way they chose to announce the news through UNICEF.

"OMG I am so glad the way this was announced between so much darkness, a light of hope, not for the Blooms only but for the people that UNiCEF reaches to, I hope you can help many more, congrats my queen @katyperry and Orlando for little Daisy Dove Bloom," one wrote, while another said, "Congratulations, katy! she has been in this journey for a looooong time and now to see finally she found her smile, it makes me cry! i’m so happy for her and i’m so happy to welcome daisy into this world" 



"Congratulations @katyperry and Orlando! love to see ur family grow, stay safe and healthy forever!" said a third.