Pregnant Katy Perry joked that she needs some “help” because she can’t enjoy an alcoholic drink while at home in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic. The American Idol judge opened up about how she’s been doing while self-isolating with her fiancé Orlando Bloom in a new interview, where she admitted she’s actually found a lot of “balance” over the past few weeks by staying home and staying sober.
“The crazy thing is everyone’s drinking during quarantine, and I’m, like, not,” Katy said while speaking to Entertainment Tonight, jokingly quipping, “Like, help me.”
She added that all of her newfound free time at home has brought her some “necessary balance” in her life as she prepares to become a mom for the first time this summer.
Katy shared that she actually thinks it’s been “good” for her to get into her current state of mind “because even after quarantine is done and everyone goes out and celebrates, I’ll be probably still at home.”
She also opened up about all the quality time she’s been able to spend with her family, which she probably wouldn’t have gotten otherwise, even if she had taken some time off to spend with Orlando on vacation.
“I have found a lot of ways to be incredibly grateful and to bond with my family on a deeper level than I ever have,” the “Never Really Over” singer said.
“Rather than just a vacation or a holiday, there’s a new foundation that is being laid within families, between partners. I just think people that are quarantined together will never forget this time.”
The star also revealed that she and her fellow American Idol judges, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, have been checking in on one another amid the lockdown, as they can’t be together at work as was planned. The talent search changed things up over the weekend and aired its first ever at-home episode. Each contestant sang at home and the judges gave their critiques over video call. Katy dressed up as a bottle of hand sanitizer.
She revealed that — when they first got together on the show — Lionel jokingly told them he’d have their backs in the most dramatic of situations.
Katy shared that the “All Night Long” singer previously said his fellow judges should head straight to his home, where he’d take care of them if the apocalypse were ever to happen.
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Here I am in my last glampt prequarentina look March 12th in front of the Sydney Opera House – a world class venue that our next #AmericanIdol could be performing at in their future ???? Follow their journey tonight before we FINALIZE our top 20 and start remote episodes NEXT WEEK! (Q: can I still wear sweats on episodes from home ????) Chat with me on Facebook Live at 4:30p PT / 7:30p ET today before tuning in to #AmericanIdol tonight at 8/7c on @abcnetwork (might still be in sweats but I’ll bring @missnuggetperry ok?!)
“Early on… I checked in with Lionel and I was like, ‘Are we still good for that? Can we come over?'” she teased of his promise, though the trio didn’t actually end up self-isolating together.
Katy’s been keeping fans well updated on how she’s been doing amid the quarantine, as millions of people across the globe are staying indoors.
The pregnant singer recently shared a very candid look at how she was spending all her time at home. She posted a stunning makeup-free photo to her Instagram account while “mid-Quarantine.”