Why is Katy Perry going sober?
The singer revealed she’s abstained from alcohol for five weeks
‘American Idol’ judge Katy Perry reveals she’s been five weeks sober from alcohol following a pact made with her husband, actor Orlando Bloom, to stop drinking for three months.
The singer made an appearance at New York’s Mister Paradise bar on Monday for a curated cocktail event, which was stocked with De Soi, Perry’s line of non-alcoholic apéritifs. The singer enjoyed herself while sipping on the non-alcoholic drinks.
Celebrating with non-alcoholic drinks
“I’ve been sober for five weeks today… I’ve been doing a pact with my partner [fiancé Orlando Bloom] and I want to quit,” Perry said, pretending to cry.
Perry was accompanied by her fellow ‘American Idol’ judges, Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and host Ryan Seacrest.
At one point, Bryan asked the ‘Hot N Cold’ singer if she would cave in and have one alcoholic drink.
“No, girl! I can’t cave. I made a promise. Three months,” she said.
Instead, Perry shared her recipe for the non-alcoholic cocktail “Golden Ticket”, which includes one can of “Golden Hour”, one of the many flavors in her De Soi line. The cocktail also includes mint leaves and cucumber over ice. The De Soi flavor is a citrusy herbal concoction.
What caused the no-alcohol pact between the couple?
The pact between Perry and Bloom began after the ‘Lord of the Rings’ actor opened up about some of the struggles and differences the couple face in their relationship.
“We’re in two very different pools,” Bloom told Flaunt Magazine in February. “Her pool is not a pool that I necessarily understand, and I think my pool is not a pool that she necessarily understands,” he said.
“Sometimes things are really, really, really, challenging. I won’t lie. We definitely battle with our emotions and creativity, [but] I think we’re both aware of how blessed we are to have uniquely connected in the way that we did at the time that we did, and there’s definitely never a dull moment.”
The couple became engaged in February 2019, but their wedding date has been postponed multiple times. Their daughter, Daisy, was born in August 2020. She is Perry’s first child, and Bloom’s second, after the birth of his son with his first wife model Miranda Kerr in 2011.