'Baby whisperer' Orlando Bloom calms new daughter with Buddhist chants

Julia Hunt
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Orlando Bloom has said he’s the ‘baby whisperer’ when it comes to calming his and Katy Perry’s new daughter, revealing he ‘soothes’ her with Buddhist chants.

The couple welcomed their baby girl, Daisy Dove, in August.

Speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Bloom said Daisy was a ‘little mini-m’” and shared that she was already sleeping for several hours a night.

But when the baby does need some soothing, the Pirates Of the Caribbean star knows exactly what to do.

(FILE) Katy Perry Expecting First Baby With Fiance Orlando Bloom. Katy Perry has revealed that she is expecting a baby with her fianc� Orlando Bloom. HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA - AUGUST 21: Singer Katy Perry and fiance/actor Orlando Bloom arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Amazon's 'Carnival Row' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on August 21, 2019 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Sipa USA)
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom (Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Sipa USA)

Bloom told DeGeneres that when Perry was pregnant he had got into the habit of chanting a Buddhist mantra to her stomach in the morning, which he explained was “what I do anyway every morning, I wake up and I chant”.

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“And so now, I would just walk into the room and she would hear my voice, and she sort of soothes a bit,” he said.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: Orlando Bloom attends the Amazon Studios Golden Globes After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: imageSPACE/Sipa USA
Orlando Bloom (Photo: imageSPACE/Sipa USA)

“It’s like I’m a baby whisperer, so I’m definitely winning the daddy points,” he added.

Bloom, 43, said Daisy looks like him but that she has inherited her pop star mum’s blue eyes.

“The eyes do look like her, but it was funny because when she first came out it was like, ‘Oh it’s me, it’s a mini me,’ and then fortunately she got those Katy blues, which was perfect,” he said.

“But then she sort of looked a bit like my mum, so then I got a little bit confused because Katy’s breastfeeding this mini-me/my mum, slash, you know… who is she going to look like next?”

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Welcome to the world, Daisy Dove Bloom! We are honoured to introduce Goodwill Ambassadors @KatyPerry and @OrlandoBloom’s new bundle of joy.⠀ ⠀ “We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” Katy and Orlando told us.⠀ ⠀ “But we know we’re the lucky ones and not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as ours was. Communities around the world are still experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers and every eleven seconds a pregnant woman or newborn dies, mostly from preventable causes. Since COVID-19 many more newborn lives are at risk because of the increased lack of access to water, soap, vaccines and medicines that prevent diseases. As parents to a newborn, this breaks our hearts, as we empathize with struggling parents now more than ever.⠀ ⠀ “As UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, we know UNICEF is there, on the ground, doing whatever it takes to make sure every expecting mother has access to a trained health worker and access to quality healthcare. In celebration of the heart we know our daughter already has, we have set up a donation page to celebrate DDB’s arrival. By supporting them, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child. We hope your ♥️ can bloom with generosity.⠀ ⠀ Gratefully-⠀ ⠀ Katy & Orlando.”⠀ ⠀ Please tap the link in our bio to support the most precious gift: a healthy child.

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Daisy is Roar singer Perry’s first child, while Bloom shares son Flynn, nine, with his ex-wife Miranda Kerr.

The actor was married to model Kerr from 2010 to 2013.

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Perry, 35, was married to comedian Russell Brand from 2010 to 2012.

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