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Katy Perry is pregnant! Singer tells fans she is expecting her first child with Orlando Bloom

Perry is currently engaged to actor Orlando Bloom, who has a 9-year old son from his previous marriage to model Miranda Kerr
UPDATED MAR 19, 2020
Katy Perry (Getty Images)
Katy Perry (Getty Images)

Fans had been speculating whether Katy Perry is pregnant or whether she was just playing a character who is. But now the singer has cleared the air and has confirmed that she is indeed pregnant with her first child with fiancé Orlando Bloom.

The singer earlier dropped the teaser for her song 'Never Worn White' and the video shows her looking absolutely stunning in a white gown, before cutting to a shot of her wearing a dress made entirely of pastel flowers, and then back to her in the white gown, this time revealing a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot of the singer sporting what appears to be a baby bump that she gently cradles before the video cuts out. The caption under the video reads "You are cordially invited to the premiere of #NeverWornWhite Join me on the @YouTube watch page tonight at 8:30pm PT and chat with me (promise not a bot! 😛) before the video premieres at 9pm PT!" and makes no mention of the bump.

During an Instagram Live after the music video premiered on YouTube, Perry confirmed her pregnancy, saying it is “probably the longest secret” she has “ever had to keep.” 

“I’m late,” the “Firework” singer said after promising she’d be on Instagram Live after the video dropped. “But you already knew that.” Perry said: "Let's call it a reveal," adding that she's due this summer. The song also alludes to a wedding with the lyrics "You asked the question / I said yes, but I’m scared," indicating the singer might be tying the knot with Bloom very soon. 

Perry has not made any announcements previously about the pregnancy but has previously spoken about wanting to be a mother someday.

The singer was once married to Russell Brand and has said the experience was not pleasant. "It was emotionally traumatic for me. It was the death of a dream. I was in fairy-tale land, and the reality of it wasn't so. But I don’t really like talking about it anymore, because it feels like a thousand lifetimes ago, and also it makes me look desperate like I need it for attention." She also dated John Mayer later on, but that's a relationship she prefers not to talk about as much. Fellow singers Jessica Simpson and Taylor Swift have, however, aired all the details about their respective relationships with Mayer, which included accusations of abuse.

Given the painful experiences she has had, it's not surprising that in 2014, Perry said she would probably have a child within the next five years but that she didn't need a man to make that happen. "I don’t need a dude. I mean, Neil [Patrick Harris] and David [Burtka], their twins are beautiful. It's 2014! We are living in the future; we don’t need anything." She adds, however, "I don't think I’ll have to, but we’ll see. I’m not anti-men. I love men. But there is an option if someone doesn't present himself."

Lucky for Perry, someone did!

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom attend the LA premiere of Amazon's "Carnival Row" at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 21, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

The singer has since moved on to a seemingly healthier relationship with fiance and actor Orlando Bloom, who has a 9-year-old son named Flynn with his ex-wife model Miranda Kerr. She already participates in parenting Flynn and has said in an interview, "For me, at 35, I’m trying to create a little more balance of realness and normalcy," adding that her new normal includes dropping her future stepson off at school at 7:30 am each day. If her words are anything to go by, Perry certainly seems ready to take the next step into motherhood.