Just days before Katy Perry‘s grandmother died, the pop star made sure to share the news of her growing family.
Perry posted a series of heartwarming Instagram photos and videos Monday featuring her beloved grandma, Ann Pearl Hudson, who died Sunday at age 99. But perhaps the most precious was a black-and-white video of the “Roar” singer at Hudson’s hospital bedside, announcing that she and fiancé Orlando Bloom are having a baby.
“I just wanted to tell you, I know you’re not feeling well, but I wanted to share some exciting news with you,” Perry tells her grandmother. “You remember me, Katy? I’m going to tell you that I’m going to have a baby. I’m pregnant, Grandma! Katy is finally pregnant, she’s the last one, but I have a baby inside me and I wanted to tell that to you.”
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I don’t know when a soul enters a new vehicle but if there is an afterlife where there’s a waiting room of the coming and going my mind wonders if the soul that is waiting to come into my world is getting a kiss on the forehead from my sweet Grandma that departed this earth yesterday. My heart hopes so. If she is able to speak with the soul in waiting the conversation would probably include “are sure you wanna pick this wild group?!” There would most definitely be some sarcasm, a witty quip or two... tbh grandma probably had a glass of her favorite blush wine ready upon arrival to this afterlife... and a most fashionable look, jewels included, naturally. A lot of what I am is because of my father... and he is because of her. She started it all, as she used to remind us and I’m so grateful she did. Family... is there to show us what love can be... sometimes that journey of finding the love is tough to get to AND through but if you can open your heart and let the light lead the way you will find that incomparable love. Ann Pearl Hudson was a fighter. She survived the Great Depression, raised 3 kids on her own as a seamstress, making G strings for showgirls and other such characters in Vegas. She was always authentically herself, funny and full of all the sweet cozy things you think of when you think of grandmas. She gave me crisp dollar bills in hallmark cards, she let us eat her favorite almond cookies from the 99 cent store while we asked questions about the different fans she had displayed on her walls. She was a wonderful grandma and I will forever carry some of her in me. When my whit comes out, that’s Ann. When my authenticity comes out, that’s Ann. When my stubbornness comes out, hell, that’s Ann. When my fighter spirit comes out, that’s Ann. When my style comes out, that’s Ann. May she rest in deep peace and kiss the forehead of the soul to come and let them know everything is gonna be OK, especially now that they have gained an angel to look over them ♥️♠️
Perry shared some moving words about her late grandmother in a long post, writing: “I don’t know when a soul enters a new vehicle but if there is an afterlife where there’s a waiting room of the coming and going my mind wonders if the soul that is waiting to come into my world is getting a kiss on the forehead from my sweet Grandma that departed this earth yesterday. My heart hopes so.”
She later wrote that “a lot of what I am is because of my father... and he is because of her. She started it all, as she used to remind us and I’m so grateful she did.”
Bloom, the baby daddy and Perry’s husband-to-be, also honored her grandmother in a comment referring to something Hudson said in another video: “Walk the white chalk line — or else.”
“Ann has A LOT to answer for!! And thankfully it’s all as beautiful as her soul which will be back in the blink of a eye, and all will be OK. I can Walk a chalk line — in American English — Informal, to behave with strict propriety or obedience — for grandma any day,” he wrote, adding a heart emoji at the end.
Perry revealed her pregnancy last week with the release of her “Never Worn White” video.