Just a mere 24 hours before she drops her new album, Smile, Katy Perry announced that she has given birth to her daughter, Daisy Dove Bloom.
Daisy, of course, is also the name of the first single Perry released off her upcoming album.
However, it wasn't the 35-year-old "American Idol" judge nor her fiancé Orlando Bloom that announced the arrival of their newborn, it was a charity near and dear to the couple's heart that broke the news.
"Welcome to the world, Daisy Dove Bloom! We are honoured to introduce Goodwill Ambassadors @KatyPerry and @OrlandoBloom's new bundle of joy," The United Nations Children's Fund announced early Thursday and enclosed a sweet black and white photo of the proud parents holding hands with little Daisy.
UNICEF also shared in its caption an announcement on the Bloom and Perry's behalf, which states, "We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter. But we know we're the lucky ones and not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as ours was."
The two went on to express their frustration with the healthcare disparities affecting across the globe as they furthered, "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."
They also mentioned how COVID-19 has exacerbated these issues and placed countless lives at risk.
"As parents to a newborn, this breaks our hearts, as we empathize with struggling parents now more than ever," the two said in a statement.
In order to help UNICEF's fight in ensuring reliable and safe healthcare across the globe, Katy and Orlando announced that they have enacted a new charity in honor of their daughter.
"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," they said, adding that they hope their announcement will inspire people's hearts to "bloom with generosity."
This is the singer's first child. Bloom has a 9-year-old son Flynn from his previous marriage to model Miranda Kerr.
Perry announced her pregnancy in March 2020 in the music video for her single, "Never Worn White."
"Omg so glad I don't have to suck it in anymore or carry around a big purse lol," she tweeted after the video was released.
She affectionately nicknamed her daughter "Kicky Perry" during her pregnancy.
"The good thing is that [Orlando] has a kid that's 9. And he's been through it so, when we were going to pick out strollers, he was like, he knew exactly the stroller," she said. "He's already had a test run so, I'm grateful for that."
Bloom also spoke about having a daughter during an appearance on "Good Morning America" in July.
"I'm excited," he said. "It's a magical time, you know, when an angel pops into the planet, which is what it feels like for me."
The couple got engaged in February 2019.