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Katy Perry’s mam and dad ripped it out of her on TV, and looked like they enjoyed it

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Inside Katy Perry’s bizarre upbringing

KATY Perry is a record-breaking pop star.

She’s the first female to have five number one Billboard number one songs from a single album, a record she shares with Michael Jackson. She’s the most popular Twitter user in the world and manages it all while also being staunchly political and bubblegum sweet.

But Katy Perry came from a repressive Christian family, with parents who thought the Lord was inside them. She has said she had no childhood, that she was denied access to books and has claimed she had no formal education.

Psychedelic parents turn super-strict

Katy Perry was raised in Santa Barbara, California by two religious pastors, Keith and Mary Hudson. A self-described, “dynamic couple” of “prophet/evangelists” who claim “The Lord spoke to them during a Pat and Buddy Harrison conference in 1979”, the pair are born again, with a party hard history.

In the sixties, Keith and Mary were wild – they did drugs, partied with rock stars and celebrities and were part of the counterculture movement. Perry’s mother dated Jimi Hendrix.

“My parents have stories. They probably have better stories than I do,” she told Katie Couric in 2009.

“My dad was a part of Strawberry Fields Forever and hung out with Timothy Leary.”

Timothy Leary was a Harvard psychologist, who was fired for his experimentation with LSD in the college in 1963. He became an antihero of youth in the sixties, promoting a countercultural movement that encouraged illicit drug use, his catchphrase being, “Turn on, tune in, drop out.”

In 2009 Perry told a Scottish newspaper that her father was involved in the manufacturing and dealing of LSD with Leary. Perry’s father now describes himself as a vessel for the Lord, to turn people away from sin, among other things.

Keith Hudson, singer Katy Perry, and Mary Hudson in New York City in 2012. Picture: Mike Coppola

Early career controversy

In 2017 Perry came out of the closet about her own sexuality and experiences growing up in a strict evangelical household.

She was speaking as the recipient of the National Equality Award at the Human Rights Campaign Gala. She claimed her own lyrics in I Kissed A Girl were a way of painting her “fantasies” into “bite sized pop songs”.

“I did more than that. How was I gonna reconcile that with the gospel singing girl that was raised in youth groups, that were pro-conversion camps?

“So for most of my unconscious youth, I prayed the gay away at my Jesus camps.”

She credits singing as being the ‘gift’ that introduced her to people outside her bubble.

Perry has previously been harshly criticised for her demeaning lyricism and flippant minstrelising of gay culture, which is most famed in her mega hit I Kissed A Girl, which continues: ‘And I liked it, I hope my boyfriend don’t mind it.

But it didn’t quite start there.

Her first single, entitled, UR So Gay, is arguably up for lyrical interpretation. The song describes Perry at her wits’ end with a boyfriend who is self-obsessed and overly sensitive – a vegetarian, MySpace-using, scarf-wearing fashionista. What Perry is probably describing is a metrosexual – a term that was popular in 2007.

Retrospective reflections on the song, however, do Perry no favours – few people remember the ‘metrosexual’, or that the song wasn’t really criticised at the time. The people she skewers most in the song are the gay community – a community she has gone to great lengths to embrace through philanthropy and activism.

Peter Tatchell, a gay rights campaigner, told the Guardian he found the lyrics implicitly demeaning to gay people. “I am sure Katy would get a critical reception if she expressed comparable sentiments in a song called ‘UR so black, Jewish or disabled.'”

“When I was growing up homosexuality was synonymous with the word ‘abomination’,” she said, while accepting her National Equality Award.

A difficult upbringing

As a child, Perry was only allowed to listen to gospel music. Her mother read to her from the Bible and denied her access to any other books.

She was forbidden to use the phrase ‘devilled eggs’ and has described generational racism, saying education “was not the first priority. My education started in my 20s”.

They picketed rock concerts as a family, including a Marilyn Manson concert, where they handed out pamphlets entitled “How to find God”. In an interview with US Vogue, Perry said she found entering the concert “really interesting and weird – I got it.”

She said her childhood was about conditioning with layers continually “dropping off of me by the day.”

“I didn’t have a childhood,” she told Vanity Fair in 2011, going on to say she was given a warped view of Planned Parenthood, thinking it was an abortion clinic where she was likely to get bombed.

Perry said her cultural experience was shallow, with Christian singers taking the place of pop stars in her upbringing. Her first career incarnation was as Katy Hudson (her real name) where she released a gospel record for the failing label Red Hill Records. The Christian magazine Cross Rhythms gave the album nine stars out of ten.

Turning her back on tradition

A 2011 NY Post article, titled “Katy Perry’s parents condemn her lifestyle while cashing in on her eternal damnation”, slammed her parents’ ministry. It details long sermons by Keith Hudson which are watched on by his wife, where he describes his daughter as being “lured away by Satan.”

Her first hit single, I Kissed a Girl, was publicly disavowed by her parents, her mother saying, “I hate the song. It clearly promotes homosexuality and its message is shameful and disgusting.”

Skewering their daughter on many levels, her mother went on to say she refused to listen to the song, only bowing her head to pray when it came on.

“What she is doing and the message she is promoting regarding homosexuality which the Bible clearly states is a sin.”

She went on to criticise her outfits as “too revealing” and described her career as a “period of rebellion.”

Following the announcement of Perry’s divorce from Russell Brand, her mother gave a

sermon where she reflected on the media interest in her daughter’s failed marriage, labelling it a divine gift to bring them more followers.

“I’m sure Katy is trending on the internet just to get you to church tonight,” she said.

Her father joined in, reassuring the congregation, “God has given us a platform to go in and meet people – and they like us because we are cool.”

In January 2012 following her split from Brand, Perry tweeted: “Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, ‘close sources’ or my family.

A controversial marriage

“Russell has made very blasphemous jokes in the past, but he’s making fewer all the time because he knows that I am very sensitive about this subject.”

The two wed in India 2010 in a traditional Hindu ceremony.

Rumours have swirled about what ended the 14-month marriage, including conflicting schedules, Brand mocking Perry’s parents’ blind religiosity and Brand’s ultimate disillusionment with his wife’s pursuance of her pop career.

A 2015 documentary on Russell Brand, Brand: A Second Coming, fleetingly touches on his failed marriage to Perry, including an interview between the pair. Brand has just taken a charity trip to Nairobi where he struggles while watching young children forage for food through rubbish littered with hypodermic needles.

He returns home to attend lavish parties with his pop star wife and struggles to cope with the dissonance in his life.

Brand becomes upset, stating: “Oh my f**king God. I’m living like this life … the very thing I detest. A vapid, vacuous celebrity.”

The marriage lasted just over one year.

The film goes on to document his transformation from the aforementioned in a political activist and self-appointed spokesman for the underserved minorities in Britain and larger spheres of the Western world. His marriage, however, still exists.

Confronting his wife about the dilemma of wealth and guilt, an awkward conversation ensues. “I don’t want to give this up,” Perry says, of the monumental fame and success she’s worked so hard to build.

She walks out of the interview, grabbing Brand’s hand and dragging him with her.

“This is stupid!,” she says in her incandescent, babyish voice, in a puffy A-line skirt.

Later in the documentary, Brand says, “I cut people out of my life if I think things aren’t functioning.”

The two infamously broke up over a text message Brand sent while Perry was on tour.

As her fame grew, the star embraced being outspoken

She has consistently described her role within her family as being “the black sheep.” Perry has not shied away from striking out on her own and standing up for what she believes in.

Perry aligned herself with the US democratic party at the last election, performing at the Democratic National Convention in a stars and stripes choker.

“Both of my parents are pastors and staunch Republicans,” she said.

“I’m going to vote for Hillary Clinton. I don’t have a formal education, but I do have an open mind and a voice.

“Misogyny and sexism were in my childhood: I have an issue with suppressive males and not being seen as equal.” she told Vogue in May 2017, reflecting on the election of Donald Trump.

“I think you have to stand for something,” she added, possibly digging at her stubbornly apolitical feuding partner Taylor Swift.

“And if you’re not standing for anything, you’re really just serving yourself, period, end of story.”

Swift and Perry have traded barbs over the years, which Swift attributed to Perry “stealing” (or rehiring) three dancers for a tour, requiring them to abandon Taylor’s Red tour halfway through its run.

“We weren’t really dancing in Taylor’s tour anyway, so I had got a little bored,” Lockhart Brownlie, one of the dancers, told The Daily Examiner.

Swift described the event as, “so horrible,” claiming in a Rolling Stone interview. the situation was Perry trying to “sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.”

Signalling a possible end to the years-long bitter feud, Perry recently sent Swift a literal olive branch with a letter that begins, “Hey old friend, I’ve been doing some reflecting on past miscommunications and the feelings between us. I really want to clear the air …”

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift in 2010, before the big fight. Picture: Larry Busacca

Perry claims to have reconciled her faith and friendship with her parents

“The Lord told us when I was pregnant with her that she would do this,” her mother told Vanity Fair in 2011, of Perry’s fame.

Hinting at a return to religion in February, Perry said that to deal with childhood trauma, she was planning a “soul overhaul” in preparation for starting her own family. “This last year has been about killing my ego … I’m nervous, but I don’t think I have a choice anymore.”

Two months later, Perry and her partner Orlando Bloom met the Pope, whom she lovingly described as being “a rebel. A rebel for Jesus”; likely traits the self-described black sheep could align herself with.

She loves that he named himself after her favourite saint (Saint Francis of Assisi, who took a vow of poverty and rejected all material possessions) and that he is often depicted with woodland creatures, reminding her of Snow White, her favourite Disney character.

Perry says of her twenties, “I was just a little bit secular.

“I was more materialistic and more career-driven.”

This April, Perry shared a photo of her wrist with a large “Jesus” tattoo across her wrist, coloured by a rainbow shard of light in April this year.

“My mum has prayed for me my entire life.”

– Phoebe Loomes is a freelance writer. Find her on Twitter @dollyybird

KATY Perry’s father has waded into her row with Taylor Swift and insisted that their spat is far from over.

Katy and Taylor haven’t been on speaking terms for quite some time now, particularly since Taylor released her single Bad Blood which appears to allude to their feud.

3 Katy Perry’s father Keith has waded into her row with Taylor Swift

But while Katy’s mother Mary Hudson is adamant that her daughter was rising above it all, her husband, and Katy’s father Keith Hudson remained unconvinced.

3 But Katy’s mother Mary said her daughter was rising above itCredit: Getty Images – FilmMagic

But Keith insisted: “You know it ain’t over yet.”

Earlier this month, Katy took to her Twitter page to post a subtle tweet that seemed to be about Taylor’s drama with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian after Kim accused her of being a “liar”.

3 Katy and Taylor Swift haven’t seen eye-to-eye for four yearsCredit: Getty Images

Referencing her new single, Katy wrote, “#RISE above it all” with a photo of the single cover.

Katy and Taylor fell out in 2012 when Katy stole Taylor’s back up dancers.

And Taylor’s song Bad Blood, which she released two years later, is reportedly about Katy who she sings is a “straight-up enemy” that tried to “sabotage an entire tour”.


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Katy also had a dig at the singer during the row with her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris, who called Taylor on Twitter after she revealed she secretly wrote his track ‘This Is What You Came For’, despite initially wanting to stay anonymous.

He tweeted: “I know you’re off tour and you need someone new to try and bury like Katy ETC but I’m not that guy, sorry.”

Katy simply posted a GIF of Hillary Clinton with a knowing smile and retweeted an old tweet from May last year which read: “Time, the ultimate truth teller.”

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Katy Perry’s American Idol adventure continues, and this time her parents crashed the show.

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Proving that however famous you might be, your parents are still your parents, Katy Perry’s mom and dad descended on her latest episode and proceeded to royally roast their daughter on air.

Perry was raised in a religious household, by her mom, Mary Christine, and her preacher father, Maurice Keith Hudson. As the Daily Mail reports, both parents, who are in their seventies, turned up at the American Idol set, and revealed some truths about the “Roar” singer.

Of course, Perry nervously squirmed the entire time, because we all know that our families have the worst dirt on us.

Bring your parents to work night on #AmericanIdol! @KatyPerry’s parents in the house! pic.twitter.com/cvycy9WOeU

— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 9, 2018

First, Perry’s mom told the audience, “She’s still the bird, she’s still mouthy, and they add wisdom to that,” referring to fellow judges, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. And possibly suggesting that the men on the panel offer more wisdom than her superstar daughter, which is pretty brutal?!

Trying to hold her own, Perry shouted, “I feel like it’s turned out okay for them!” But it’s safe to say that her parents won this round, by roasting the singer on television in front of millions of viewers. It’s truly the stuff of nightmares.

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Katy Perry’s time on American Idol continues to provide lots of water cooler moments for viewers, each more unforgettable than the last. The latest in a string of what will surely become one of the more humorous American Idol moments involves Katy’s parents, Mary Christine and Maurice Keith Hudson, who appeared on Sunday night’s episode and offered their wisdom about Katy as a musician and judge on the show. Buckle up, because while it’s clear that Katy’s parents love her, they also didn’t hold back from making a savage comment or two.

Mary was up first with the commentary, telling American Idol host Ryan Seacrest what it’s like watching Katy be a judge on the show. “Well, she’s still the bird. She’s still mouthy,” Mary remarked, “and they add wisdom to that.” Definitely a zinger from Mama Hudson.

But Ryan seemed to want to lean into that amusing parent energy by then turning to ask Katy’s dad if she was “always mouthy” to which he replied, “Um…yeah.” This got a decent laugh from the audience and Katy seemed fairly entertained, putting on a smile, which is totally understandable considering her parents were teasing her on live TV.

When Keith was asked where Katy gets the “mouthy from,” he answered with “Mom.” Simultaneously from the back, the “Bon Appétit” singer yelled, “You guys!” Her mother came in with another roast, saying, “She’s a middle child; they always want the most attention.” To which Katy fired back with, “I feel like it’s turned out OK for them” along with a grin.

Katy has a fairly loving relationship with her parents these days; they’ve come a long way since Katy first chose to pursue her music career. In June 2017, Katy opened up in a Today show interview about her relationship with her parents, commenting that “My parents are great and I love them so much. She added, “I cry sometimes thinking about how much I love them,” even though she readily admitted that “they don’t agree with some of the things I do and they do wish that I could do other things.”

So sure, things might have gotten a little awkward with her parents during American Idol, but seriously, whose parents wouldn’t take the opportunity to make a little well-meaning joke on live TV if they had the chance? Check out the clip below:

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Katy Perry’s Family: ‘Pray for Her’

The record-breaking pop artist Katy Perry is a far cry from the Jesus-loving preacher’s kid she once was in her teens.

While her parents, Keith and Mary Hudson, who lead a prophetic ministry in California, disagree with their daughter’s decisions, they still choose to love her. They recently spoke at the Church Of Grace in Yorba Linda, California, asking the congregation to pray for her.

“I want you to pray for my daughter,” Keith said. “Don’t judge her, pray for her.”

Perry, who recently released a highly suggestive new single called “Bon Appétit,” said on Nova’s Smallzy’s Surgery radio show that she and her parents “agree to disagree” when it comes to her music.

“The thing about it is, which is such a weird thing, to really understand we agree to disagree, but still with loving space,” she said. “We all come from different places… you can have your belief system, nobody is telling you to not believe your beliefs but you can also come from a space of love. That’s what my family and I exercise all the time.”

Perry began her singing career as a Gospel artist before she moved into secular music at age 17. It wasn’t long before she released the controversial song “I Kissed a Girl” in 2008.

She says she was inspired by the seventies group Queen, and the group’s provocative lead singer, Freddie Mercury.

“I had never heard such an imaginative explanation of how to live,” she recalled. “That was my first perspective on that world, and I just loved it. I felt so free and accepted.”

Perry has since completely turned away from her faith and the Christian doctrine she clung to as a teen.

“I don’t believe in a heaven or a hell or an old man sitting on a throne,” said Perry in an issue of Marie Claire. “I believe in a higher power bigger than me because that keeps me accountable.”

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson better known as Katy Perry is an American singer, actress and songwriter born on October 25, 1984. She was interested in music since her childhood and used to sing in church choir. As a teenager, Katy decided to pursue her career in gospel music. She signed with Red Hill Records and released her first studio album Katy Hudson in 2001. The album did not gain much attention and became unsuccessful. Before her breakthrough as a singer, Katy earned minor success through providing backing vocals and appearing in the music video of Carbon Leaf. In 2007, she signed a contract with Capitol Records and received recognition and acclaim through the release of the singles Hot n Cold and I Kissed a Girl for her second album One of the Boys in 2008. Her third album was released in 2010 with the name of Teenage Dream which consisted of some hit singles including Firework, The One That Got Away and California Girls. Eventually it became the first album by female vocalist to produce five number one Billboard Hot 100 songs. Later on, Perry released her fourth album Prism in 2013 which as well provided her commercial success with the singles such as Dark Horse and Roar. She won numerous awards and nominations throughout her career such as American Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and MTV Video Music Awards along with three Guinness World Records.

In addition to that, Katy as well released an autobiographical documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me in 2012, based on her life experiences. She has also a range of perfumes including Meow! Killer Queen and Purr. Philanthropically, Katy Perry always worked for charity causes and supported the organizations which aimed to help people suffering with diseases like AIDS and Cancer. In 2013, Perry as well joined UNICEF to help the children with nutrition and basic education. As for her personal life, Katy Perry got married to Russell Brand in 2010 but the couple divorced in 2012 and after that she began dating singer John Mayer.

Katy Perry Parents, Sister, Brother, Husband Names Family Tree Pictures

Katy Perry Personal Details:

Complete Name: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson

Nicknames: Katy Perry, KP, The Queen of Cool

Occupation: Actress, Singer, Businesswomen

Date of Birth: October 25, 1984

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, U.S.

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Following are the complete details about singer Katy Perry family tree including her father, mother, sister, brother and husband names as well as pictures.

Katy Perry Family Details:

Grandfather: Frank J. Perry

Father Name: Keith Hudson (Pentecostal pastor)

Mother Name: Mary Perry (Pentecostal pastor)

Siblings: David Hudson (Younger Brother), Angela Hudson (Older Sister)

Former Spouse: Russell Brand (m. 2010–2012)

Children Name: None

Katy Perry Parents:

Katy Perry Father:

Katy Perry Mother:

Katy Perry Siblings:

Katy Perry Ex-Husband:

Katy Perry Interesting Facts:

  • Her natural hair color is squirrel-brown.
  • Perry is the maiden name of her Mother.
  • She wasn’t actually allowed to watch MTV during childhood.
  • While studying in high school, Katy was teased for having big breasts.
  • Kety Perry has written songs for other artists like Kelly Clarkson, Ashley Tisdale and Selena Gomez.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry husband

Russell Brand (ex-husband; married in 2010-2012)

photo instagram / trewrussellbrand

Date of birth: June 4, 1975

Katy Perry became popular after release of the song “I Kissed A Girl”. But in her real life the singer kisses just boys, and all her boys are handsome and famous. The actress had a short romance with a musician John Mayer, dated DJ Diplo and had a fling with Jared Leto. But most of her love affairs are short and not serious. The exclusion was her relationship to Russell Brand. He was the only man, whom eccentric Katy got married.

Russell Edward Brand is one of the most contradictory British comedians. Incredibly talented, he was known as a person, who can do any unexpected stunts. Thus, he made obscene comments during a radio show and later, when he was a host at MTV, dressed as Osama Bin Laden. Of course, such an exotic man immediately captured heart of young Katy, when she met him.

Before crossing his ways with a popular pop princess, Russell was a cute English boy. He grew up in Thurrock, Essex in the family of a photographer Ronald Brand and a secretary Barbara Nichols. His parents separated, when Brand was still a baby. His mother soon married another man.

photo instagram / trewrussellbrand

Russell’s childhood can’t be called “happy”. He suffered, when his mother was diagnosed with cancer (then the boy was just 8). Then he couldn’t find a common language with his mother’s new partner. Barbara liked her only son, and she was ready for everything to make him happy. But her cancer problems and new lover prevented her from spending high-quality time with Russell. Thus, the boy stayed with various relatives. From time to time he visited his father, who behaved with his teen son in a very strange way. For example, once he took young Brand to the Far East to enlarge his sexual experience. Ronald hired prostitutes not just for himself, but also for his son.

During his years at school Russell often made people laugh. His teacher and classmates considered him as an easy-going funny boy, while deep in his soul Brand was crying, not laughing. In his teens he tried his hand as an actor for the first time – acted in a school performance “Bugsy Malone”. Comedy made the boy happier, but not for long. Unlike acting, heroine brought him more comfort. Gradually, he became drug addicted.

In early 1990s Katy Perry ex-husband understood, that he wanted to be an actor. He studied this art professionally at Italia Conti Academy. But he was caught, being on drugs, and had to leave.

In late 1990s and early 2000s Russell became quite popular as a stand-up comedian. He participated in NATYS, a famous comedy contest and occupied the fourth position. The vivid interesting stand up comic was noticed by rich managers and producers.

photo instagram / trewrussellbrand

Firstly he performed with his friends Mark Felgate and Shappi Khorsandi as a part of the trio. Later he decided to perform solo. In 2006 the standup comedian started his first tour “Shame”.

After that he arranged many other international tours, and each time the tickets for them were sold like hot pies. He even performed in front of the royal family.

Alongside career of a standup comedian, Russell developed his skills of an actor. He became popular not just in Great Britain, but also in USA and worldwide as Aldous Snow from “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”. Among his other popular screen works there are films “The Tempest” and “Army of One”. In addition he voiced Dr. Nefario in “Despicable Me”.

Russell Brand used to be drug addicted, but he managed to cope with this problem and he stays sober since 2002.

He was madly in love with Katy Perry and married her in 2010. But they both were very busy and as Brand told later, he was a hard person to deal with. Their marriage ended in 2012.

Nowadays Russell Brand is married to a blogger Laura Gallacher. They have 1-year-old daughter Mabel.

During many years after her split to Russell, Katy Perry was silent. But later she shared her thoughts on their relationships. She met her loved one at the set of “Get Him to the Greek”, where Russell played one of the lead roles, and Kate was planned to make a cameo appearance, which later was cancelled. They started dating, and according to Katy’s words, she really fell in love with her man. They wedded in India in October 23, 2010. The couple paid for their friends’ trip to that country to share that moment with them. Brand and Perry’s guests enjoyed the beautiful ceremony and tasted a vegan wedding cake. But a year later Russell sent his wife a message, where he asked her for divorce. Thus, their love story ended.

But Katy moved forward and met another man.

Orlando Bloom (boyfriend; on and off relationships since 2016)

photo instagram / orlandobloom

Date of birth: January 13, 1977

Frankly speaking, it’s hard to define Katy Perry relationship status today. She positions herself as a single lady. But according to some issues a singer started dating Orlando Bloom again. These two have a long and interesting love story.

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom started his life in an unusual way. He was born in Canterbury, England and his parents named the boy after a popular ancient composer Orlando Gibbons. During many years the boy was brought up by a lawyer Harry Bloom, but when Orlando reached his teens, his mother Sonia told him, that his biological father was Colin Stone, the school principal.

Katy Perry loved one spent his young years with his parents and older sister Sam. He understood that acting was his cup of tea, still being a pupil of Canterbury’s St Edmunds School. After graduation he studied acting at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Orlando Bloom is mostly known as Legolas from “Lord of the Rings”. But he acted in many other interesting films too. The fans love his works in “The Three Musketeers”, “Romeo and Juliet” and “Romans”.

photo instagram / orlandobloom

As for personal life, Orlando was previously married to a model Miranda Kerr. They have a son Flynn together. The couple divorced in 2013. After that the heart eater Orlando was romantically connected with many great ladies. In 2013 he was rumored to date Steven Tyler daughter Live. A year later he flirted with young, but hot Selena Gomez and then was photographed with elegant beauty Nina Dobrev. He enjoyed the company of the most beautiful ladies in the world and couldn’t choose anyone. But the things changed, when he met Katy Perry.

Mr. Bloom met talented Katy Perry in 2016 at Golden Globe awards. They danced and flirted at the after party, arranged by Netflix. Then rumors about their love affair appeared for the first time.

Later two stars were caught together at Adele concert and other public events. In May, 2016 the couple finally made their romance official. The fans of both were so happy for them! But their love turned to be a very vague thing. In March, 2017 two sweethearts decided to “spend some time apart”.

But in April, 2018 Katy and Orlando appeared at a number of public events together. Later they confirmed, they are dating again and even think about living together.

In June I shared the news that Katy Perry, whose hit single “I Kissed A Girl” was climbing the charts, had released a Christian album back in 2001 under her real name, Katy Hudson.
The debate has raged on ever since. Does the song promote homosexuality and does it matter? Is Katy Perry a Christian and if not, how did she get a Christian record deal? (Australia’s The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Katy “insists she still has her faith and has a tattoo which reads ‘Jesus’ on her wrist.”) And what do her conservative evangelical preacher parents think about her new album?
Well, now Perry’s parents have chimed in on the discussion.

The UK’s Daily Record reported yesterday that Katy’s mother, Mary Hudson says, “I hate the song. It clearly promotes homosexuality and its message is shameful and disgusting. Katy knows how I feel.” She tells the British paper that she and her husband are “deeply ashamed” of their daughter and say that the song “promotes a sin.”
She calls her daughter’s recent antics (which include jumping off the stage to land a lip lock on a 16-year-old female fan and offering a kiss to Miley Cyrus; Cyrus declined) a period of rebellion, and adds that she’s praying for her daughter’s salvation, despite the fact that Katy apparently assured her, “Oh Mum, I’m not going to turn into Amy Winehouse.”
There you go. What do you think about the whole Katy Perry story? Has she been “led astray by the Hollywood crowd” as her mother claims, or is Katy Perry just being herself? And what dangers abound for Christian artists (like the Jonas Brothers) in the mainstream music world?

And here’s another question: even if you don’t agree with your parents’ beliefs, do you have a responsibility to not flaunt your opposition? Or is there an age at which you can do whatever you want, regardless of who you hurt or embarrass?

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!
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Katy Perry’s father, an evangelist, is asking people to pray for his daughter

Pop singer Katy Perry might not resemble the girl her parents — both evangelists — raised, but they’re urging people to pray for her rather than judge her.

“I want you to pray for my daughter,” Perry’s father, Keith Hudson, recently said. He and his wife, Mary, were speaking at the Church of Grace in Yorba Linda, California, CBN News reported. “Don’t judge her, pray for her.”

Perry, whose birth name is Katheryn Hudson, recently released an extremely explicit new single — “Bon Appétit” — and told Nova’s Smallzy’s Surgery radio show that she and her parents just have to “agree to disagree” about her musical decisions.

“The thing about it is, which is such a weird thing, to really understand we agree to disagree, but still with loving space,” she said. “We all come from different places. … You can have your belief system, nobody is telling you to not believe your beliefs, but you can also come from a space of love. That’s what my family and I exercise all the time.”

In 2013, Perry, who started her music career as a gospel singer before turning to the secular industry at the age of 17, told Marie Claire that she has rejected the Christian faith she was raised to embrace.

“I’m not Christian, but I still feel like I have a deep connection with God,” Perry explained. “I pray all the time — for self-control, for humility.”

“I don’t believe in a heaven or a hell or an old man sitting on a throne,” she said. “I believe in a higher power bigger than me because that keeps me accountable.”

And in an interview earlier this year with Vogue, Perry described herself as her parents’ “black sheep,” saying she grew up sheltered from popular culture in “a bubble beyond the bubble.”

Mary Hudson recently told Charisma News that it’s difficult to see her daughter continue to move away from her Christian upbringing. In fact, when she was pregnant with Perry, Mary Hudson said she would often pray over her daughter, declaring: “This child will do something great for God.”

And when Perry started singing in church as a child, her mother said her “anointing for worship was incredible,” adding that “people would just weep” when she performed.

But things have changed a lot since Perry’s childhood years.

“I get a lot of negative vibes,” Mary Hudson said of her 32-year-old daughter today. “People ask us, ‘How could you have a daughter like that?’ … The devil definitely tries to steal my joy. I sometimes have to fight depression.”

Regardless, Mary Hudson said it’s important to continue to reach out to her prodigal daughter because “it’s only the love of God that will bring them back.”

“Don’t cut them off. You have to rise above your feelings. You must stay in communication,” she said, speaking to parents who might be in a similar situation.

American Idol Gets Awkward After Katy Perry’s Parents Call Her “Mouthy” & A “Middle Child Who Needs Attention”

We’re only a few weeks into the reboot of American Idol and things are already getting uncomfortable for Katy Perry. As a follow up to her crotch shot early on and then the drama after giving one contestant his first kiss, now we meet Katy’s parents!

It’s not secret that Perry and her parents have had their issues. Mom and dad, Mary Christine and Maurice Keith Hudson, are both Pentecostal pastors who weren’t exactly thrilled with Katy’s choice in profession.

So why not have Ryan Seacrest interview them on American Idol? And that’s when it got weird. Mom called her “mouthy.” Of course dad confirmed that statement pretty quickly. But it didn’t stop there, Katy’s mom Mary went on to say…

“She’s the middle child, they always want the most attention.”

DANG! It would be a completely different story if mom seemed like she was being playful, but that was not the vibe in the room. so much so that Katy Perry fired back with…

“I feel like it’s turned out OK for them.”

Now Katy was flashing a smile the entire time and she even made hearts with her hands around her parents on camera, but it all came off like we were watching a super family moment that should not have been on TV.

Just a final thought, what the heck is Katy’s dad wearing???