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Katy Perry praises Orlando Bloom for being ‘an incredible father’ at Power of Women event

Katy Perry praises Orlando Bloom for being ‘an incredible father’ at Power of Women event

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Variety's Power of Women Presented by Lifetime - Arrivals

Katy Perry thanked partner Orlando Bloom for “handling the insanity of my life” as she was honored at a ceremony celebrating women in Hollywood.

The pop singer was one of five stars honored at Variety’s Power Of Women event, a gala held in Los Angeles and attended by stars including Angelina Jolie, Lorde and Rita Moreno.

Perry was recognized for her work with her Firework Foundation, which uses the arts to help disadvantaged communities.

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Katy Perry attends Variety’s Power of Women Presented by Lifetime at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on September 30, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Variety)

She performed her song “What Makes A Woman” after accepting an honor from journalist Gayle King.

In her speech, Perry, 36, praised her fiancé Bloom, 44, with whom she shares one-year-old daughter Daisy Dove. Perry thanked Bloom for being “an incredible father, an example to our greatest gift ever, our daughter Daisy – a future powerful woman”.

She added: “I pledge to you to do my best to be an example of one, to never put limits on your dreams, to lead with love, never through fear, and to always be your lighthouse in any darkness.”

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(L-R) Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom attend Variety’s Power of Women Presented by Lifetime at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on September 30, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Variety)

Perry said that “behind every great woman, there is a great man”, adding Bloom is “a friend and an ally to women all around the world”. She said: “Thank you for handling the insanity of my life.”

Perry and Lord Of The Rings star Bloom have been dating since 2016 and after a brief separation became engaged in 2019.

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Honoree Katy Perry attends Variety’s Power Of Women at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on September 30, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Honoree Katy Perry accepts an award onstage during Variety’s Power of Women Presented by Lifetime at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on September 30, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Variety)

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