5 Days After Giving Birth, Katy Perry Posts a V. Relatable VMAs Picture

Katy Perry gave birth to her daughter Daisy Dove 5 days ago, but that didn’t stop her posting an honest post-birth pic in honour of last night’s VMAs

Katy Perry

by Rebecca Holman |
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It was pretty obvious that Katy Perry wasn’t going to make it to the MTV Video Music Awards last night - apart from the fact that the awards - basically the first large scale awards ceremony since lockdown began in March was v. different this year (face masks, social distancing and outdoor performances without an audience), Perry gave birth to her daughter Daisy Dive, her first child with Orlando Bloom just five days ago. Which, for the uninitiated, is very much still the maternity pads, sore stitches, wtf is going on with my nipples stage of postpartum life. So even for a superstar of Katy Perry proportions, turning up to a red carpet event would have been a stretch (you can’t really a breast bump in those teeny tiny red carpet clutch bags for one thing).

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Katy Perry Instagram stories

She still managed to make her presence known however, with an Insta story pic of her in the bathroom mirror at home in a nursing bra with pump attachments, big pants, and about as much hair and makeup as you’d expect the parents of a five-day old to be wearing (read: none). She’s captioned the picture 'Hair and makeup by: @exhaustion,’ 'Underwear by @Fridamom’ and 'Bra by @medela_us.’ I almost don’t want to reference the fact that you can see Perry’s postpartum tummy, which is noteworthy insofar as she looks exactly like every other woman who’s just given birth. But it's still a huge rarity to see such post-birth honesty from A-listers. so there you go.

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VMAs 2020 red carpet looks

MTV VMAs 2020 red carpet Sofia Carson1 of 11

Sofia Carson

Sofia Carson's ruffled gown by Giambattista Valli certainly wins the showstopper award of the night.

MTV VMAs 2020 red carpet, Nicole Richie2 of 11

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie presented an award in this stunning mini dress with train.

MTV VMAs 2020 red carpet, Madison Beer3 of 11

Madison Beer

Madison Beer made us all hanker for the days of the LBD (remember when parties were a thing?) in this Mugler dress.

MTV VMAs 2020 red carpet Lady Gaga4 of 11

Lady Gaga

The awards were Lady Gaga's night with the singer picking up five awards. She also owned the red carpet in this space-inspired outfit.

2020 MTV VMAs red carpet, Bella Hadid5 of 11

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid rolled out the v. Famous model version of a nice top and trousers for this year's awards, and looked amazing

2020 MTV VMA red carpet, Miley Cyrus6 of 11

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus wore a sheer Mugler dress for her first live performance of 'Midnight Sky'

2020 MTV VMA red carpet, Joey King7 of 11

Joey King

Joey King wore a floral Versace mini dress.

2020 MTV VMAs red carpet, Jaden Smith8 of 11

Jaden Smith

We weren't really expecting Jaden Smith to inspire us to start thinking about winter knits this evening, but there you go

2020 VMAs red carpet, Bebe Rexha9 of 11

Bebe Rexha

Cycling shorts on the red carpet? Definitely not the strangest thing to happen in 2020.

2020 VMAs red carpet, Machine Gun Kelly10 of 11

Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly reminds us (again) that pink, and red carpet dressing, isn't just for girls.

2020 VMAs red carpet Doja Cat11 of 11

Doja Cat

We're loving this fringed Versace dress.

Obviously we can file this picture under ‘highly relatable,’but the fact that there’s no dirty nappy or a weeping, exhausted Orlando Bloom on the floor behind her suggests that they’re doing ok with this new-parent malarkey.

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