The pop superstar announced she’s pregnant with her first child, confirming the world’s worst-kept secret of the past 12 or so hours.
The songwriter – whose birth name is Kate Hudson – sent her fans into a furore on Thursday morning when she released her new Never Worn White video with a scene cradling a baby bump.
The track takes a more emotional tone than her recent singles, musing over a piano melody. The video is equally as emotive, with Katy looking like a bride in white.
Katy Perry will take the stage twice during the tournament, which is said to be the biggest women’s sporting event ever to be held Down Under. On Thursday (Feb. 8), the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the “Firework” singer will perform two songs during the March 8 final at the imposing, 100,000-capacity Melbourne Cricket Ground.At midnight, Perry posted her music video for “Never Worn White,” a weepy love song which had Katycats in hysterics. Towards the end, Perry clearly shows off a baby bump.
Katy kept fans waiting on a live chat a half-hour before the video premiere. Moments after the clip dropped, another hint: “Let’s just say it’s gonna be a jam packed summer…,” reads one post.
And then, she let it all out. “Omg so glad I don’t have to suck it in anymore,” she tweeted. “And in another, or carry around a big purse lol.”
In the previous clip the singer is filmed riding a Harley Davidson in a leather jacket featuring the yin-yang logo from her previous ‘Never Really Over’ music video.
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The other Perry in the picture — Ellyse Perry — is the golden girl of Australian sport. A dual-international, Ellyse is the only Aussie to have appeared in both cricket and football World Cups. Last year, she was crowned the ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2019 and she’s the linchpin for the Australia team which enters the 10-team tournament as defending champions.
Katy, who is a natural blonde, has spent years maintaining her hair as a dark brunette, even dyeing her eyebrows and eyelashes to match.
“To be on the back of a motorcycle in Hawaii with the air blowing on your face, it’s so beautiful,” Perry recently told the Official Charts Company. “I can remember specifically where I was; the street corner I was on in Oahu, whispering to Orlando [Bloom, her fiancé and actor] and saying ‘I’m going to write a song called ‘Harleys in Hawaii’. And I did. That’s something that will come at some point.”
Directed by Barcelona-based studio Manson, the music video lives up to the song title as Perry rides a Harley on a Hawaiian highway, stopping along the way to sing karaoke at a tiki bar or sit along the shoreline and gaze out at the Pacific.
“Harleys in Hawaii” is Perry’s third single as lead artist this year. It follows “Never Really Over” and “Small Talk,” both of which were debuted with visuals. She was also featured on Zedd’s “365” and Daddy Yankee’s “Con Calma (Remix).”