A source noted to People not even a full day after Bloom’s over-the-top Valentine’s Day proposal how the American Idol judge and her newly minted finance “want to get married and start a family sooner rather than later.”
The actor himself even said as much when quizzed by Howard Stern on his Sirius XM Satellite Radio show in September.
“I love kids. She’s great with kids,” noted the 43-year-old, dad to 9-year-old Flynn with ex-wife Miranda Kerr. “It would be a wonderful thing. We are shooting for that. It’s like this wild mustang. If we can just wrangle this beast and get on it, we’ll have the ride of our life.”
Because when she dropped the music video for “Never Worn White”—a track off her forthcoming sixth album—last week Perry revealed she’s been working on more than just a new disc. With one theatrically deliberate caress of her stomach, the five-time American Music Award winner, 35, confirmed her pregnancy. Or, as she put it in her subsequent Instagram chat, “There’s a lot that will be happening this summer.”
But even a last-minute course reverse would do little to dull their glow. “Katy has wanted a baby for a long time. She and Orlando both have,” a source tells E! News. “They have so much fun with Flynn and being parents, they couldn’t wait to add to the family.”
“Katy has a great relationship with Miranda and they have always been supportive of one another,” says the source. “Miranda has always appreciated Katy’s love and care for Flynn.”
That includes turning up for the elementary schooler’s plays and other activities. Already following in Dad’s footsteps, “He enjoys performing,” says the source, “and she’s always there at his plays cheering him on. She’s a constant in his life and loves being a part of it and watching him grow.”
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Sure, but it’s still fun.
Together, as a trio, they’ve traveled to Aspen and Japan and explored every corner of Disneyland, a place Bloom told Stern his bride loves “more than anything else.” Even when they’re close to home, as she shared in her recent Vogue India interview, it’s a delight. “We go to the movies or to amusement parks,” she said. “We’re constantly doing things that are fun.”
And they’re already excitedly imagining the adventures they’ll have as a quartet. “From the very beginning, Katy has had a special bond with Flynn,” says the source, “and she can’t wait to see him be a big brother.”
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“Finally you can add “helps delivers babies in living rooms” to my resume! It’s been a miracle of a day…” she tweeted in February 2014, introducing herself as Stylist Auntie. (It’s a role she’s maintained, purchasing at least one mini Chanel for now 6-year-old Stella.)
Plus she has a slew of friends who have already been there, conquered that, should she have any questions about those early newborn weeks. “Between Flynn, being an aunt and being around all of her friends’ babies, she has had a lot of experience,” says the source, “and now it’s her turn. She will be a great mom and a natural.”
The Cliff Notes being that expanding their family was top priority, regardless of how many times their jam-packed work schedules forced them to postpone their vows.
“Katy is so excited and feels it’s finally the right time in her life,” says the insider. “It didn’t matter to her if the baby came before the marriage or vice versa because she knew she had found her soulmate.”