Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are easily one of our favourite celebrity parenting couples, but Katy Perry recently revealed on American comedian Chelsea Handler’s podcast, Dear Chelsea, that it was Orlando who influenced her to even want to become a mother in the first place.
Discussing motherhood, the pop star said, ‘Motherhood – best decision I ever made in my entire life,’ but added that she never felt ‘very maternal’, which she attributes to stemming ‘from some childhood stuff.’
However, she said that watching her partner and fiancé Orlando with his 11-year-old son Flynn – from his previous marriage to ex-wife Miranda Kerr – changed the 37-year-old singer’s mind about beginning a family.
‘Orlando, I got to see what a great dad he was with his first child Flynn,’ she said. ‘That definitely primally influenced me. Something inside of me said, “You. Mid-30s. This man is nice. Must breed.”‘
She went on to comment that motherhood has ‘reshaped my life, my perspective,’ and has given her a love she’s never had before, as well completely redefining what success now means to her.
‘My definition of success is just her happiness,’ Katy said. ‘Her happiness really gives me that joy. A lot of BS just falls away. Stuff that you thought was important really was never important.’
Speaking about Orlando more generally, she talked about an infectious ‘joie de vivre’ that he has about him.
‘I always say, when he walks into the room, he has this joie de vivre about him… Some people are like, “What is that guy on?” He’s really got this happy, positive vibes and I’m a little bit more heady and prone to depression in some ways.’
‘It’s good for me to be around him because he gets me out of my head a little bit,’ she added.