Katy Perry was born Katy Elizabeth Hudson in October 1984. The California native started her career singing in the church choir before rising to fame as a pop star.
In 2001, she released her first CD Katy Hudson, a Christian album. But as Perry grew up, so did her music taste. In 2007, Perry released the successful pop album One of the Boys, which featured the hit single, “I Kissed a Girl.”
Her next record, 2010’s Teenage Dream, shot Perry into superstardom. She has since dropped three more studio albums, including 2020’s Smile.
After four months of dating, Perry got engaged to British comedian Russell Brand during a New Year’s Eve vacation in India. The pair wed at the same location in October 2010. Brand filed to divorce Perry in December 2012, reportedly announcing his intentions in a text message to his wife. Perry was then involved in an on-off relationship with John Mayer from 2012 to 2014.
The “Roar” singer started dating Orlando Bloom in January 2016. The pair briefly split in 2017 but were back together by February 2018. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor proposed on Valentine’s Day one year later, but they had to postpone their nuptials amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Perry and Bloom welcomed their first child together, daughter Daisy Dove, in August 2020.