And she’s grateful to have an experienced teammate in Bloom at her side. 

“I’ve got an incredible fiancé who has done this before—he has a 10-year-old son,” she explained onJimmy Kimmel LiveAlthough she was initially reluctant to hear about Kerr and Bloom’s happy family years, she later found that they were very helpful. They’re like, “Oh, I’ve had a go at this.” You know how to do it.

And in addition to Bloom’s years of parenting wisdom as guidance, she had a handful of her own as de facto step-mom, having mastered the art of early bedtimes.”I used to not wake up until, like, 11 a.m.,” Perry marveled to Ellen DeGeneres in 2019, “and now I’m in bed like a normal person at 10:00 p.m. just, like, falling asleep.”

Plus she got a little extra training while social distancing at home during the peak of the coronavirus with her then-8-month-old nephew and 3- and 6-year-old nieces. She laughed and said, “I’m learning to become a mom fast.” Graham Norton Show in May 2020. “Kids gravitate toward me through my songs, so I am comfortable with that, but I don’t like being woken up at a very early hour by them staring at my side of my bed.”