Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom welcome their first child

The couple named their baby Daisy Dove Bloom. (AFP)
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Updated 27 August 2020

Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom welcome their first child

DUBAI: US singer-songwriter Katy Perry welcomed her first child with her fiancé actor Orlando Bloom on Wednesday. 

The couple told UNICEF, the organization they serve as Goodwill Ambassadors, that they had named their new bundle of joy Daisy Dove Bloom. 

Both Bloom and Perry took to Instagram to share a picture of them holding their newborn’s hands.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#Repost @unicef ・・・ 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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“We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” they said in a statement. 

“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 11 seconds a pregnant woman or newborn dies, mostly from preventable causes,” read their statement. 

“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.”

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

i’ve got to shed all this skin if I want the distance let the sun in pull out the weeds and focus my vision

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The new parents then went on to say that they will be doing whatever it takes to “ensure every expecting mother has access to a trained health worker and access to quality healthcare.” 

And to do so, Perry and Bloom set up a donation page to celebrate their daughter’s arrival. 

“By supporting UNICEF, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child,” the famous couple said.

The 35-year-old mother revealed her pregnancy in March in her music video “Never Worn White,” which was almost a year after she and the “Lord of the Rings” actor got engaged.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Let’s just say it’s gonna be a jam packed summer... #NeverWornWhite is out now

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This is the multi-Grammy-nominated star’s first child, and Bloom’s second baby. He has a nine-year-old son, Flynn, from his former wife, model Miranda Kerr.

Fans took to Twitter to congratulate the couple. 

“Congratulations Katy and Orlando. Love the name ..Glad she's healthy..God Bless you all,” wrote one user. 

Another jokingly tweeted: “I can’t believe you released the baby before the album. I’m so happy for you tho.” 


Music icon Cher meets Pakistan PM ahead of elephant’s move

Updated 27 November 2020

Music icon Cher meets Pakistan PM ahead of elephant’s move

  • The famed singer has for years campaigned for Kaavan the elephant and is helping pay for his move
  • Cher tweeted that she thanked Khan “For Making It Possible For Me To Take Kaavan To Cambodia”

ISLAMABAD: American pop icon Cher met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday ahead of the relocation of an elephant from Islamabad’s dilapidated zoo to a Cambodian sanctuary.
The famed singer, who has for years campaigned for Kaavan the elephant and is helping pay for his move, arrived in the Pakistan capital this week to see the animal before the flight to Cambodia on Sunday.
“Appreciating her efforts in retiring Kaavan to an elephant sanctuary, the prime minister thanked Cher for her campaign and role in this regard,” a statement from Khan’s office read.
Cher tweeted that she thanked Khan “For Making It Possible For Me To Take Kaavan To Cambodia.”
The plight of Kaavan — an overweight, 35-year-old bull elephant — has drawn international condemnation and highlighted the woeful state of Islamabad’s zoo, where conditions are so bad a judge in May ordered all the animals to be moved.
A team of vets and experts from Four Paws, an Austria-based animal welfare group, has spent months working with Kaavan to get him ready for the journey to Cambodia.
Experts have trained Kaavan to enter a large metal crate that will be used to transport the animal to the airport.
Volunteers working with Kaavan say he responds well to music and singing, and Cher is expected to belt out a song or two for the elephant before he departs Islamabad.

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