Katy Perry is pregnant with her first child at age 35. The "It Takes 2" singer announced the happy news that she and fiancé Orlando Bloom are expecting a baby together in her "Never Worn White" music video, which she dropped on Wednesday night. At the end of the video, the camera panned away and showed Katy cradling her growing bump.
In an Instagram Live after the video's release, Katy told fans that the baby is due this summer.
"There's a lot that will be happening this summer," she grinned. "Not only will I be giving birth, literally, but also figuratively to something you guys have been waiting for. So let's just call it a double whammy. It's a two-for.
Katy added that she's been struggling with pregnancy cravings, and carries a bottle of hot sauce around with her wherever she goes. She also admitted she's been eating "the same burrito for weeks on end."
Katy and Orlando plan a June wedding. According to the New York Post's Page Six gossip column, the pair hopes to exchange vows in Japan - a country they both love. However, their dream may not be able to become reality due to the coronavirus spread halting airline travel to Asia.
After announcing her pregnancy, Katy took to Twitter to tell her fans she was "so glad" she didn't have to "suck in" her bump any more, adding: "or carry around a big purse lol."
Women who fall pregnant after age 34 are at increased risk for complications. A high-risk pregnancy is one that threatens the health or life of the mother and her unborn baby. It often requires specialized care.
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While the baby will be the first for Katy, Orlando, 43, is already father to nine-year-old son Flynn with ex-wife Miranda Kerr.
The couple's pregnancy news comes after they celebrated the one-year anniversary of their engagement on Valentine's Day last month.