In a new interview with Q on CBC interview, Katy Perry got very candid about her mental health—specifically during a coffee point she reached in 2017 after splitting together with her now-fiancé, Orlando Bloom.
During the chat, the journalist referenced a quote Perry gave about how making her new album (out later this summer) was about “finding her smile again.” She then elaborated on this.
“I lost my smile,” Katy Perry said. “I do not know if my smile was ever fully, authentically mine. But I used to be riding on the high of a smile for an extended time, which was the validation and love and admiration from the surface world. then that shifted.”
Perry shed new light on her relationship with the “Lord of the Rings” star in her CBC interview.
“I had choppy with my boyfriend, who is now my baby-daddy-to-be, then I used to be excited about flying high off the subsequent record and therefore the record didn’t get me high any longer … The validation didn’t get me high, then I just crashed,” she said.
The two have since reconciled, and therefore the couple shared details of their 2019 Valentine Day engagement.
“We visited dinner, and that I thought we were getting to go and see some art after dinner, but we pulled up to a helicopter,” Perry told Jimmy Kimmel in February 2019. “My whole family was there, and everyone my friends. He did so well.”
The couple announced they were expecting that child in March when Perry showed off her growing baby bump within the final moments of the music video for her new single “Never Worn White,” which was Perry’s first song of 2020.
Though the announcement came as a surprise to her fans, Perry said the pregnancy was no shock.
“Well, it wasn’t on accident,” she said in an interview with Sirius XM. “I’m so grateful for everything that I even have been ready to do and achieve and every one the goals that I have been ready to quite check my list and dreams, and therefore the life I’ve lived so far, and that I think I’ve just been trying to make this space in my very own life where I’m not running myself too ragged and like… creating space for something new happens like this.”
That “shift” appears to possess happened in 2017, when Perry released her fourth studio album, Witness, which didn’t receive an equivalent commercial and important acclaim as her Teenage Dream (2010) and Prism (2013) albums. Witness still reached favorite on the Billboard 200 album chart, but it did not produce any major blockbuster hits. (Keep in mind Perry scored five number-one hits off Teenage Dream alone, a feat only accomplished by Jackson .