Singer Katy Perry has never been shy about the background she grew up in and the vastly opposite direction she’s gone in.
In fact, the Grammy-nominated artist has made it clear now, following the recent birth of her daughter, Daisy Dove Bloom, that she plans on raising her daughter 100% differently from the way she was raised.
Katy Perry was raised in a strict home
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According to the singer, she simply did not have a childhood. Her recollection of her upbringing with parents who also happened to be itinerant evangelical ministers is one devoid of joy or lightness.
Perry told Vanity Fair in 2011 that books were forbidden, except for the Bible as well as, at her parents’ insistence, the use of expressions such as ‘deviled eggs’ or ‘Dirt Devil.’ The breakfast cereal Lucky Charms, the singer says, was banned from her home. The phrase, she explained, reminded her mother of ‘Lucifer.’
“Growing up,” she said, “seeing Planned Parenthood, it was considered like the abortion clinic. I was always scared I was going to get bombed when I was there. I didn’t know it was more than that, that it was for women and their needs.”
Perry has come to understand her parents more
As she’s matured and grown up herself, the 35-year-old said in her conversation with the magazine, that she has also grown to understand her parents more. In fact, she says they have matured as she has.
“I think sometimes when children grow up, their parents grow up,” Perry observed. “Mine grew up with me. We coexist. I don’t try to change them anymore, and I don’t think they try to change me.”
“We agree to disagree,” she said. “They’re excited about [my success]. They’re happy that things are going well for their three children and that they’re not on drugs. Or in prison.”
How she and Orlando Bloom plan on raising Daisy
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Posted @withregram • @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.
Considering all that Katy Perry says she was not allowed to say, do, or have, the new mother is thrilled to raise her own daughter open to all that comes her way.
Speaking with ET days before her daughter’s birth on August 26, 2020, the “Firework” singer said, “I am just excited to be able to raise her in a different way than what I was raised and to let her think for herself and have choice and discover and just lean into the magic in life and dress like whatever she wants to dress like for Halloween,” Perry explains.
The artist seemed regretful of what she missed out on, and is determined to let her daughter soak up all of life.
“That is going to be really, really important. I was never allowed to go trick-or-treating or dress up, which is probably why I make up for it so much.”
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