Katy Perry previously served as a guest judge during season 7 of U.K.'s The X Factor, which saw the genesis of One Direction

By Jen Juneau and Phil Boucher
June 09, 2020 01:16 PM
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Harry Styles had the sweetest reaction during an unexpected run-in with pal Katy Perry.

The pregnant American Idol judge — who was a guest judge during season 7 of U.K.'s The X Factor in 2010, which saw the genesis of One Direction — recalled in a Tuesday conversation with Scott Mills for his BBC Radio 1 show that she spilled the baby beans to Styles, 26, on a plane before announcing her news to the rest of the world.

"We were having a conversation and I was like, 'Yeah, and I'm pregnant,' just off the cuff — 'cause I was like, 'What else do you say?!' " shared Perry, 35.

Styles was "so happy" for her and "so sweet," the "Daisies" singer continued, immediately offering her his seat on the plane to continue their conversation.

"I was crouching down by his seat on the plane and once I had told him that, he got up out of his seat and he's like, 'Here, sit in my seat.' And I was like, 'No! I'll just go and sit in my own seat, which is right across the way,' " said Perry. "But he's a complete gentleman."

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The mom-to-be first announced her pregnancy in March, when she premiered the music video for her song "Never Worn White." She later shared via a messy sex-reveal pic starring her fiancé Orlando Bloom that the baby — the first for Perry first and second for Bloom who's also dad to 9-year-old son Flynnwill be a girl.

"I'm turning into Shrek, size-wise, and Orlando is turning into The Hulk," Perry joked in an interview with last month, about her changing body compared to the 43-year-old actor's.

While the couple continues to social distance together amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Perry has also been staying at home with several young children, including her 8-month-old nephew, 3- and 6-year-old nieces and occasionally her soon-to-be stepson Flynn.

"I'm learning to be a mom fast," she told host Graham Norton during a recent virtual appearance on his show, joking in addition, "Kids gravitate towards me through my music, so I am used to them, but I am not used to being woken up really early in the morning by them staring at me from the side of my bed!"

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Perry chatted with Extra via Zoom video call in April, where the "Roar" hitmaker said she was "doing very well, all things considered" with the global health crisis.

"There's a lot to think of … I'm grateful that I'm not giving birth tomorrow," she admitted. "It's a one-day-at-a-time situation, always being open to the unknown and exploring options."

"Even though I can get highly annoyed by being quarantined with my family in close quarters — I'm used to jet-setting around and being really busy — now I feel we've laid a new foundation within our family, [that] there's a bond that's even stronger," Perry continued.

"We have some horrible days where I want to cry, but I believe when we look back at this, for myself, it will be this beautiful bond that we created," she said.