Born Katheryn Hudson, known universally as Katy Perry, launched her journey in the music industry in 2001 via a contemporary Christian record. In 2008, she rebranded herself, diverting from her conservative rearing, and produced the popular hits “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot N Cold.”
The renowned singer is the offspring of Maurice Keith Hudson and Mary Christine Perry, both pastors and ministers by profession. Interestingly, her mother Mary has political aspirations too, currently campaigning to secure a position on the Republican Party's central committee in Santa Barbara.
Perry's early life was heavily influenced by her parent's religious work. This came with some stringent rules such as only being permitted to read the Bible and the prohibition of listening to non-religious music.
Relationship with Parents
Despite the stark contrast in values, Perry continues to have strong ties with her parents. She advocates the philosophy of accepting and loving people for who they are, which has helped maintain her relationship with her parents.
Faith and Personal Beliefs
While she was brought up in a religious setting, Perry developed a touch of scepticism towards faith. She often found herself questioning the notion of blind faith.
Perry identifies as a drifter, being open to new experiences and embracing the opportunity to learn from various cultures and perspectives. This mindset has undoubtedly contributed to the evolution of her music and persona over the years.