Katy Perry Opens Up About Being a New Working Mom in Series of Candid Tweets
Katy Perry is getting candid about life as a working mom.
The singer, who welcomed her first child, daughter Daisy Dove, with fiancé Orlando Bloom last month, shared a series of tweets on Thursday about her experience of working while simultaneously raising her baby girl.
"Popular misconception: being a mom isn’t a full-time job," she tweeted.
The "Smile" singer continued: "Part 2: when a mom finally goes back to work (whatever profession they do) it’s not like they been coming from months of ‘time off …’ she’s coming from a full time job … of being a mom, lol.”
"Part 3: call your mom and tell her you love and appreciate her and advocate for paid family leave!” she added.
In her final tweet, the new mom wrote, "Part 4. I love my job."
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Perry and Bloom, 43, announced their daughter's arrival on Aug. 26 — just two days before the singer released her sixth studio album, Smile.
"Delivering a baby and a record in the same week, dont f— with mama aka #whatmakesawoman 🤹🏼🤡 #smile," she wrote in a tweet on Aug. 27, referencing the song "What Makes a Woman" off of her new album.
Perry had previously said that the track was the one she was most excited to share with her child.
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#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.
"It's a song about how you are gonna have a tough time measuring what truly makes a woman because women are so many things," she explained during an appearance on SiriusXM's Celebrity Session in July.
"And I like to say not one thing, not just one thing. And such chameleons, and so adaptable, and so malleable and transformative. And can handle the weight of the world on their backs and do it all in heels. And make it look pretty effortless sometimes," the pop star continued.
Daisy Dove is the first child for Perry and second for Bloom. The couple got engaged in February 2019 after first being linked romantically back in January 2016.
Bloom also shares 9½-year-old son Flynn with ex-wife Miranda Kerr.
Perry opened up to PEOPLE this summer, admitting that it wasn't until recently that she felt ready for motherhood. "I was really terrified of the idea two or three years ago. It was just like, I don't know how I'm ever gonna do that. That's crazy. I can barely take care of myself!" the songstress said.
But after undergoing the Hoffman Process — a week-long retreat helping participants dig into negative behaviors conditioned from childhood —the American Idol judge said she was no longer "scared" to bring a child into the world.
"I'm really glad that I got to check off a lot of boxes personally and professionally before I got to this place," she told PEOPLE. "Unconditional love has been a journey for me, and that's going to be amazing."
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