Katy Perry has opened up about the reality of motherhood - including the horrible truth of breastfeeding ...

For those who missed it, Katy Perry is now officially a mom!

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She and Orlando Bloom welcomed their daughter into the world on August 26th and, ever since, the new mom hasn't been afraid to keep things real.

Now, Katy and Orlando have long been one of Hollywood's more glamorous couples...

But it took them a while to get to where they are now as new parents.

It wasn't until May of 2016 that Katy confirmed the two were officially dating.

She shared this snap of the pair lying down on some steps at the Cannes Film Festival. But, before this, their relationship was kept very hush-hush.

The pair have had some amazingly cute moments together...

They are definitely couple goals!

And, after a couple of relationship hiccups, they finally confirmed that they were officially together in April 2018.

That same month, Katy shared this amazing (yet slightly bizarre) picture of the couple meeting the Pope.

And on Valentine's Day, Orlando shared this cryptic message.

He didn't tag anyone in particular, but fans quickly suspected they knew exactly what it meant.

But Katy soon confirmed everyone's suspicions...

She shared this snap of the corner of the pair's faces, alongside multiple heart-shaped balloons and a truly stunning pink engagement ring... on Valentine's Day in 2019.

Orlando shared the same picture, with the simple caption, "Lifetimes."

The couple are yet to tie the knot...

But, as of last year, the couple made a huge step forward in their relationship.

They announced that they were expecting their first child together!

And, in typical Katy Perry fashion, she revealed the exciting news in a rather unconventional way...

Through a music video... of course.

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I know, it doesn't get any more A-list than that, does it?

Katy's new song, "Never Worn White" debuted earlier this year...

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And the song, which will be a part of her fifth upcoming album, hints massively that the singer will be walking down the aisle very soon. The lyrics sing: "Cause I've never worn white. But I wanna get it right. Yeah, I really wanna try with you. No, I've never worn white. But I'm standin' here tonight. Cause I really wanna say 'I do'"

And as the video draws to a close...

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The singer can be seen clasping her hands around her stomach, which hadn't seemed any bigger throughout the full sequence.

And then, there we have it.

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She suddenly stands to a side and reveals her small bump, which she cradles delicately.

Shortly after the debut, Katy shared a clip of the video on her Instagram, with the cryptic caption:

"Let’s just say it’s gonna be a jam-packed summer..."

She then addressed her pregnancy in an Instagram Live stream...

"I'm excited," she said, "We're excited and happy and it's probably the longest secret I've ever had to keep."

And as for whether it was a boy or a girl?

Well, the couple confirmed it in a typically out-there way - through a pink-icing-smeared selfie, of course!

Katy kept her fans updated throughout her pregnancy...

And it seemed that she had been staying healthy and well throughout the lockdown period.

Well, the highly anticipated day finally arrived.

Daisy Dove Bloom came into the world and her arrival was announced with this super sweet Instagram post. "We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter."

Fans were overjoyed for the couple and for Daisy's safe arrival...

And can we also mention how much we love the little girl's name?!

And although Katy got some pretty extravagant gifts ...

She was all for keeping it real in terms of the reality of motherhood.

She's been working since the birth of her daughter.

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But she's opened up about the reality of working while breastfeeding.

Speaking on Live with Kelly and Ryan, she explained, "I did start filming American Idol Season 4 after I'd given birth, 5 weeks later."

"And I didn't plan that. But it was like, 'Oh, my God!' It was so intense, you know?"

"Giving birth, then going back to work and breastfeeding, like — holy crap!"

"This is what women do? Oh my God!"

"It's kinda amazing."

"It's like you can't believe what your body is capable of, right?"

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