Katy Perry is ”learning to be a mum fast” in lockdown.
The 35-year-old actress - who is currently pregnant with her and fiance Orlando Bloom’s first child - is currently quarantining with her nieces and Orlando’s son Flynn, nine, from his first marriage to Miranda Kerr and she said being around all the kids is preparing her for motherhood.
Speaking about spending the Covid-19 lockdown with several young children, Katy told chat show host Graham Norton: ”I’m learning to be a mum fast. Kids gravitate towards me through my music, so I am used to them, but I am not used to being woken up really early in the morning by them staring at me from the side of my bed!”
Katy announced her pregnancy in the music video for her new song ‘Daisies’, by revealing her baby bump but joked that her stomach was actually bloated from eating fast food.
She said: ”That was quite early on, so think half of it (the bump) was Taco Bell! I thought, ‘What better way to reveal big news in my life to my fans who have grown up with me, than via music.”’
“I’m putting myself to task,” the Grammy nominee, 35, told Radio.com on Thursday, May 21. “I definitely lock myself in my parked car in front of my house and cry sometimes, just like everyone else does.”
As a “super planner,” the “Daisies” singer is struggling with the lockdown and originally planned on working “until [her] water broke.”
She said, “In the past, I’ve been a perfectionist slash control freak, and all perfectionist slash control freaks are spiraling right now. And planners are spiraling. So, I’m spiraling a little bit, like, every day. But I also chalk it up to the uncertainty of being pregnant for the first time and having a child and not knowing [the future]. Los Angeles just extended their stay-at-home [order] until maybe August, and I’m just like, ‘OK, I’m going to trust the professionals.’”
Perry added, “I know I should meditate. I know I should talk to my therapist. I don’t get the opportunity just to, like, have a glass of wine right now if I’ve reached a certain point of, ‘Oh, my God, this is way too much, I cannot handle this, I’ll have a glass.’ It’s a real, real time for me. I feel all the feelings.”
And Katy said her single is a message to others to follow their dreams.
The ‘American Idol’ judge said: ”It is a simple message of staying true to your dreams no matter what anyone says. In the pandemic, it took on a whole new meaning for me. I think I’ve taken some things for granted and when I get out of this hell, I am going to live my best life and do all those things I’ve perhaps put on the shelf because I thought they were accessible at any time.”
‘The Graham Norton Show‘ will air on BBC One, Friday (22.05.20) 10.45pm and is also available on BBC iPlayer.