Katy Perry is pregnant with her first child! The musician and American Idol host, who became engaged to boyfriend Orlando Bloom on Valentine’s Day, confirmed the news in an Instagram Live session after the music video for her new single “Never Worn White” premiered on YouTube.
“There’s a lot that will be happing this summer, not only will I be giving birth — literally — but also figuratively to something you guys have been waiting for,” she said, teasing both her upcoming album and her due date.
In addition, Perry shared how the pregnancy is “probably the longest secret” she has “ever had to keep,” adding how she and fiancé Bloom are “excited and happy” to welcome their very first child.
In the recently released video for her new single “Never Worn White,” Perry sings about her desire to get married and is shown cradling her baby bump.
Perry teased the song Wednesday on social media, debuting a quick clip that looked to show a different shot of the singer holding her belly while wearing a white dress, which caused fans to speculate over a pregnancy.
“I’ve never worn white, but I want to get it right, yeah I really want to try with you no,” Perry sings on the chorus. “I’ve never worn white, but I m standing here tonight, ’cause I really want to say ‘I do.'” (It should be noted that Perry has, in fact, been married before. She was married to comedian Russell Brand from 2010 to 2012.)
After dropping the video on Instagram, Perry told fans to expect a “jam-packed summer,” but she didn’t exactly clarify what that meant. (We’re assuming a new album and a new baby, though. That’s a lot!)
This is Perry’s first single since the 2019 release of “Harleys In Hawaii,” the music video where one can watch Perry riding a motorcycle while looking free and breezy.
While Perry has not released a full-length studio album since 2017’s Witness, she has released quite a few successful singles since that era.
This Includes 2018’s “Cozy Little Christmas” and last year’s “Never Really Over,” “Small Talk,” and the Daddy Yankee collaboration “Con Calma,” all of which scored positions on the American charts.
Perry additionally made headlines for finally ending her years-long feud with pop-star-colleague Taylor Swift, appearing in the music video for Swift’s 2019 hit “You Need To Calm Down,” where she dressed up like a cheeseburger that links of to a pack of french fries, a.k.a Swift.
Watch Katy Perry’s “Never Worn White” music video (and pregnancy announcement) below.
Congratulations to Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom on this happy, happy news!
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.