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The reason Katy Perry refuses to hire a full-time nanny: 'Doesn't feel good'

By 9Honey Parenting|

Katy Perry has opened up about the challenges of being a working mum, saying it "doesn't feel good".

In a candid interview this week, the 37-year-old spoke about how she grapples with other people seeing her daughter Daisy's milestones before she does.

The California Girls singer, who shares two-year-old Daisy with actor Orlando Bloom, spoke openly with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett on the SmartLess podcast, surprising the trio by admitting she doesn't have a full-time nanny.

"I am working a lot and I've always worked a lot. I'm kind of a matriarchal figure," she revealed. "I have a wonderful nanny, but I don't have a full-time nanny because I feel like if I had a full-time nanny then I would never be able to know how to care for my daughter like I'm meant to."

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"And so therefore, any day I get off, I'm just in mum mode," she explained. "Doesn't matter if I've had a show that goes to 11pm the night before, I'm waking up at six o'clock and we're going to go and do breakfast and yes, I have the no sleep shakes."

There are few days off for Perry, however, who has spent most of this year performing her Resorts World Vegas in Las Vegas, and is also a judge on American Idol. While she's reassured Daisy is well cared for, she says, little moments can leave a sting knowing she's missing time with her daughter.

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom.
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom. (Twitter/Instagram)

"She's two, so she's at that point where it's like she's saying new words every day and the other day she was just saying some words that I didn't teach her and I was like, 'Damn it. That doesn't feel good,'" she said.

The Firework singer has been opening up more about motherhood recently. Earlier this month she joined Drew Barrymore on The Drew Barrymore Show, where she said raising Daisy, whose birth she described as very 'intentional' was the greatest role she'd had.

"It's the best, it's my favorite thing I've ever done, the best job, most fulfilling, the most love," she shared.

Perry also hinted that she had sought therapy before she and Orlando fell pregnant, saying she wanted to heal some of her own childhood traumas before they welcomed any children.

"I went and did so much work before, because I was nervous about just some stuff I had from my past, and I wanted to kind of clear that, and I wanted to change all the energy," she said.

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