Katy Perry has found her ‘Smile’ and will be celebrating on August 28th when her album of the same name arrives.
The set isn’t the only delivery the singer is making — she’s also set to give birth to her first child with Orlando Bloom.
Beaming with her beautiful bump on the latest cover of PEOPLE magazine, the singer opened up about her pregnancy and how she’s overcome hardships. And how, on the other end, she became unchained from pressures that ultimately didn’t exist.
Peep pics and quotes below…
On her being pregnant during the global health crisis and having to postpone her wedding, Perry explained:
“Every day your options change, and you don’t know what’s what. Especially being pregnant in a pandemic, it’s an emotional rollercoaster.”
She said of the commercial underperformance of 2017’s ‘Witness’:
“After being on a rocket ship and just going straight up, it was just a small change in the trajectory, but it felt seismic.
[My lowest moments felt like a] “nightmare,” You feel like you’re being attacked, and you can’t wake up.”
Sharing that she had also put her relationship with Bloom on-hold at the time, she added about find her happy:
“It’s been two-and-a-half years of trying to find my footing. It’s so easy for me to work, work, work and avoid, but I had to go on a mental and spiritual journey.
We all have negative conversations going on in your head that can take the wheel. You have to take the wheel back, and I definitely did.”
She adds that the process has helped liberate her from invisible chains:
“It got me out of this desperate loop of being the best pop star ever. I just really want to be a human being and have the dimension of life.
Now, I get to live life, and I get to bring life into the world. Finding the gratitude in this pain has been a real journey, but the outcome is worth it.”