Katy Perry Helped Gayle and Oprah Go Shopping at Chicken Little in Santa Barbara, CA for Gayle’s Grandson; Perry, who became a mom last August, showed off her baby expertise

September 16, 2021 – Oprah Daily – For the last nine months, Gayle King has been eagerly anticipating her next chapter: With her “favorite daughter” Kirby Bumpus gearing up to welcome a baby boy, Gayle is officially becoming a grandmother—and she is over the moon.

To prepare for this next phase of her life, Gayle and Oprah made a stop at a children’s store during their “Joy Ride” tour, a drive throughout Santa Barbara, California, in celebration of the original cross-country road trip they took 15 years ago on The Oprah Winfrey Show. For the first stop of their adventure, they drove to surprise an Oprah Daily Insider. Now, for episode 2, Oprah and Gayle meet up with award-winning singer-songwriter Katy Perry, a new mom, at local Santa Barbara children’s boutique Chicken Little.

“It’s Katy Perry! Hi, Mama!” Oprah says upon seeing the pop star. Last August, Perry had her first child, a daughter named Daisy Dove, with husband Orlando Bloom. “It’s everything I was looking for,” Perry, 36, shares of motherhood. “I climbed all the mountains and then I found the view.”

Perry calls Chicken Little the “best kids’ store in all of Santa Barbara” and happily offers herself up as Oprah and Gayle’s guide to all things baby. She says this store in particular helped get her through the ups and downs of early motherhood, because as she puts it, the first six weeks with a child are a “total surprise.” She says that having the right items—from food and clothes to toys and even multiple strollers—is crucial.

In one hilarious moment, Perry enthusiastically shows off her newfound expertise. Using a stuffed animal ostrich as a stand-in for an infant, she demonstrates how to use a SwaddleMe, designed to help babies sleep in a comfortable and safe position. Perry also proves why Magnetic Me’s one-pieces that clasp with magnets are infinitely easier than options with buttons or bowties (even though Oprah thought the one with bowties was cute). “You guys do what you want, “Perry says, “but if you want to learn the hard way…we ain’t got no time for ties.”

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