Katy Perry was first seen in public since her grandmother Ann Pearl Hudson died on Monday at the age of 99.
The 35-year-old was a soldier at work when she got out in Melbourne on Tuesday and offered a warm smile despite the tragic circumstances.
The singer seemed to raise her chin as well as possible and to deal with bystanders in an animated way.
Brave: Katy Perry (photo) has been seen in public for the first time since her grandmother Ann Pearl Hudson died at the age of 99 on Monday. The 35-year-old was a soldier at work when she got out of Melbourne on Tuesday and offered a warm smile despite the tragic circumstances
The pregnant star wore an orange leather dress with a crossed design across the chest.
The midi-length dress clung to her belly and showed her thriving baby bump.
Katy glowed and opted for a coral-colored makeup palette and highlighted cheeks, her blonde bob worn straight.
Chin up: the singer seemed to hold her chin up as well as possible and deal with bystanders in an animated way
She added a pair of retro earrings and wicker beige heels with a booty-style design.
Katy broke the news about her grandmother’s death on Twitter on Monday morning, just days after she announced that she was expecting her first child with actress fiancé Orlando Bloom, 43 years old.
She shared a link to a choral version of Deep Peace and wrote: “A song for grandma. May she rest in deep peace. Ann Pearl Hudson.
Katy later went to Instagram to share a moving message in honor of her ‘fighters’ grandmother.
Heartache: on Monday, Katy revealed that her grandmother Ann Pearl Hudson died at the age of 99. Pictured together in 2011
Full of tribute: the musician wrote a warm tribute to her deceased family member on her Instagram page and told her fans that her grandmother gave her “fighting spirit”
She placed: “I don’t know when a soul enters a new vehicle, but if there is a hereafter where there is a waiting room for the coming and going, my mind wonders if the soul waiting to come into my world kisses gets on the forehead of my dear grandmother who left this earth yesterday. My heart hopes it.
“If she is able to talk to the soul while she waits, the conversation would probably include” are you sure you want to choose this wild group?! “There would definitely be some sarcasm, a witty joke or two …
“To be honest, Grandma probably had a glass of her favorite blush wine ready upon arrival in this afterlife … and a most fashionable look, including jewelry, of course.
Heartbreaking: “She was a great-grandmother and I will forever carry part of her in me,” the singer told her fans as she placed a montage of images on her Instagram page
“Much of what I am is because of my father … and he is because of her. She started it all, as she reminded us and I am so grateful that she did.
“Family … is there to show us what love can be … sometimes that journey to find love is hard to achieve AND because of it, but if you can open your heart and show the light the way, you find that incomparable love.
“Ann Pearl Hudson was a hunter. She survived the Great Depression, raised 3 children as a seamstress on her own and made G strings for showgirls and other similar characters in Vegas.
Loved by many: the cheeky grandmother of the star was hugely popular with fans after appearing in her 3D concert film Part Of Me
‘She was always authentic herself, funny and full of all the sweet, cozy things you think about when you think about grandma’s.
‘She gave me sharp dollar bills in hallmark cards, she let us eat her favorite almond cookies from the 99-cent store while we asked questions about the different fans she had on her walls.
“She was a great-grandmother and I will always carry part of her in me.
“If my humor comes out, it’s Ann. If my authenticity comes true, it’s Ann. If my stubbornness comes out, it’s Ann. When my fighting spirit comes out, it’s Ann. If my style comes true, it’s Ann.
Sad news: the sad news only comes a few days after Katy announced that she was pregnant with her first child. Katy is pictured on Sunday in Melbourne, Australia
“May they rest in deep peace and kiss the forehead of the soul to let them know that everything will be all right, especially now that they have received an angel to look over them,” Katy concluded.
The cheeky grandmother of the star became extremely popular with fans after she appeared in her 3D concert film Part Of Me.
She had earned a legion of admirers for her quick answers and sarcastic sense of humor that were shown in the fly-on-the-wall tour documentary.
The superstar is currently in Australia, where she performed during the Women’s Cricket World Cup Final in Melbourne.
Loved up: It is the first child for Katy and the British actor Orlando Bloom, 43, (right) who has a son, Flynn, nine, with former model Miranda Kerr
The pop star announced her pregnancy last Wednesday and showed her bump in her new music video Never Worn White.
It is the first child for Katy and the British actor Orlando, who has a son, Flynn, nine, with former model Miranda Kerr.
Katy and Orlando first started dating in early 2016, but broke up in February 2017.
The couple reconciled in April 2018, and the Pirates of the Caribbean star asked the question in a romantic Valentine’s Day proposal the following year.
Surprise: the pop superstar first announced the pregnancy at the end of her new video clip for Never Worn White, which fell last Wednesday night