The ‘Never Worn White’ hitmaker welcomed her daughter, Daisy Dove, with her fiancé Orlando Bloom in August last year, and has said she didn’t understand what unconditional love felt like until she became a mother.
She explained: “As a performer I’ve always relied on the love and acceptance and validation of the outside world and that ultimately can waver at times.
“When you have a child, you have someone who looks at you and doesn’t know anything on your resume, doesn’t know anything about your bank account, doesn’t know anything, doesn’t care, and just loves you.”
Katy, 36, also feels as though she’s “figured out” the perfect balance between her professional and personal lives, and finally feels like a “full-fledged functioning human”.
Speaking to L’Officiel magazine, she said: “I have gone through a real journey in the past few years of having fun with costumes and lights and props and theatrics, but I have another life at home and it’s very small and normal.
“I don’t feel like I have to be ‘on’ any more, and I think that’s because I’ve figured out both my professional and personal lives. I’ve weaved them together to be a full-fledged functioning human … of sorts.”
Meanwhile, Katy previously admitted motherhood has made her “value” every moment a whole lot more.
She said: “I see my daughter change so much in the past five months and looking back at photos it’s like, ‘Whoa.’ You see time in human form and it’s like … Now she’s got chunky cheeks. In a way, it’s really encouraged me to be even more present and to value every day. And all we have is this moment. That’s what’s promised is this moment and nothing else …
“She’ll always be the No. 1 most important thing ever, naturally. But I love being a working mom. I don’t think there’s anything negative about it. It’s like, ‘Wow, you can do that and that?’ All right! That’s a woman, you know?”