Katy Perry congratulates Rihanna on the birth of her son: ‘It’s a beautiful, magical time, so soak it all in’
Katy Perry sweetly congratulated Rihanna on the birth of her first child, a baby boy, with her boyfriend A$AP Rocky, who she welcomed on May 13.
When asked if she had any advice for the 34-year-old global pop star about navigating motherhood, the Firework hitmaker, 37, encouraged her pal to ‘soak it all in.’
‘I’m so happy for her and congratulations,’ the 13-time Grammy nominee told E! News at the American Idol season 20 finale red carpet. ‘I know that this time is so precious and it’s just like a gorgeous, cozy time.’
Sweet: Katy Perry congratulated Rihanna on the birth of her first child, a baby boy, with her boyfriend A$AP Rocky, who she welcomed on May 13
She continued: ‘It’s a beautiful, magical time.’
On August 26, 2020, Perry gave birth to her daughter Daisy Dove, who she shares with her fiance Orlando Bloom.
In September, the performer admitted social media gave her a false impression of what motherhood would be like.
When asked if she had any guidance for the R&B, 34, about navigating motherhood, the Firework singer, 37, encouraged her pal to ‘soak it all in’ (the duo pictured back in 2009)
‘I’m so happy for her and congratulations,’ the 13-time Grammy nominee told E! News at the American Idol season 20 finale red carpet. ‘I know that this time is so precious and it’s just like a gorgeous, cozy time’ (sene in 2018)
‘I think all of social media is skewed. It’s a big, ole, fat echo chamber and the real determinator is the algorithm,’ she mused.
‘I really enjoyed my experience. I’m still 10 pounds bigger than when I started, but I’m not in a rush, Katy admitted. ‘It’s been a year. I’m more interested in her happiness and my happiness and mental health. Hormones are … pretty interesting.’
She also recounted how difficult the early days of motherhood were after she gave birth to little Daisy.
Family matters: Daisy is Perry’s first child with fiancé Orlando Bloom, 45, and second for the Lord Of The Rings actor, who also has a 11-year-old son Flynn with ex-wife Miranda Kerr
Life changer: Perry gushed over daughter on her first Mother’s Day as a mom on May 9, 2021
‘As a new mom, those first six weeks are like, “What?” It’s just the biggest life change ever,’ she said.
‘You’re responsible for someone’s well-being that can’t even hold their head up. It’s a real shift, and you become not No. 1 on the call sheet.’
Even though it was difficult adjusting to the changes, being a mother gave her a new perspective on life.
‘It’s the best. Everything that’s supposed to fade away, fades away, and a balance comes in,’ she shared. ‘I like to live more in the real world for now.’
Katy also revealed that her work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation had taught her to ‘see through the eyes of a child’ and to truly understand the nature of unconditional love, which she later felt for her daughter.
Going strong: Bloom and Perry first began dating in 2016 before parting ways, only to rekindle their romance in 2018; they would go on to announce their engagement in February 2019 (pictured in 2019)