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Pregnant Katy Perry ‘to name daughter after late grandmother Ann Pearl Hudson’

KATY Perry is reportedly naming her baby girl after her late grandmother, Ann Pearl Hudson, who passed away last month days after the pregnancy was announced.

Just four days after she revealed she was expecting her first baby with fiancé Orlando Bloom, 43, the pop star shared the heartbreaking news Ann had died at the age of 99.

An insider told The Naughty but Nice with Rob podcast that Katy, 35, plans to name her daughter “Pearl or Hudson or Ann.”

The source continued about the inspiration: “It was Katy’s grandmother that made Katy the woman and the fighter that she is today.

“Katy believes that it is no coincidence that as her granny’s soul leaves the earth, another soul arrives.”

On April 4, Katy posted the gender reveal that showed her baby daddy covered in pink cream as he flashed a huge grin along with the location tag "girls run the world.”

"It’s a girl," the Teenage Dream songstress captioned the shot alongside two pink heart emojis.

Their daughter will be the first child for Katy and second for Orlando - who is already dad to 9-year-old son Flynn who he shares with ex-wife Miranda Kerr.

Ann was well known amongst the star’s fans after she appeared in Part Of Me - Katy’s 2012 documentary - and was a regular on the red carpet throughout the years.

On March 9, the Never Really Over songstress announced to fans her beloved grandma had died the week after she dropped her baby news.

"I don’t know when a soul enters a new vehicle but if there is an afterlife where there’s a waiting room of the coming and going my mind wonders if the soul that is waiting to come into my world is getting a kiss on the forehead from my sweet Grandma that departed this earth yesterday.

“My heart hopes so,” she said in the lengthy tribute on Instagram.

Katy continued to her 93 million followers: “A lot of what I am is because of my father...

“And he is because of her. She started it all, as she used to remind us and I’m so grateful she did.”

She added: "She was a wonderful grandma and I will forever carry some of her in me.”

The Teenage Dream singer also shared an intimate video with fans of the moment she told Ann she was expecting her first baby.

Sitting beside her hospital bed, she gently said: "Grandma, it's Katy.

"I just wanted to tell you, I know you're not feeling well, but I wanted to share some exciting news with you.

"I'm going to tell you that I'm going to have a baby. I'm pregnant, Grandma!

"Katy is finally pregnant, she's the last one, but I have a baby inside me and I wanted to tell that to you.”

The proud grandma’s reaction remained off-camera but Katy appeared emotional by the touching moment.

Katy is reportedly due later this Summer.

Pregnant Katy Perry posts gender reveal of baby announcing she’s having a GIRL with pic of pink-faced Orlando Bloom

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