Are Katy Perry and Steve Perry Related? Why She Changed Her Name

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Best known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey, Stephen Ray Perry is by many believed to be a close relative of Katy Perry. Unfortunately, there is no relation between the two.

Katy Perry and Steve Perry are not relatedStephen Ray Perry, pictured at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Need For Speed’ at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 6, 2014, in Hollywood, California, is not related to American singer-songwriter Katy Perry

Katy Perry, whose real name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, started calling herself Katy Perry to avoid confusion with actress Kate Hudson.

A common surname from the late 16th century with several distinct origins, Perry is also her mother’s maiden name.

Katy during Paris Fashion Week in 2017 with her mother Mary Christine Hudson, whose maiden name is PerryKaty during Paris Fashion Week in 2017 with her mother Mary Christine Hudson, whose maiden name is Perry

Are Kimberly, Reid, and Neil of The Band Perry Related to Katy Perry?

In January 2011, Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry was asked by Sun-Sentinel if she and her brothers often get asked if they are related to Katy Perry and Luke Perry.

Our dad’s name is actually Steve Perry, but he’s not the one from Journey. It’s so funny, though. You would not believe the return phone calls we’ve gotten because of his name.

I always jokingly say Joe Perry is our uncle and Luke Perry is my husband. We played a show in Ohio last weekend, and Luke Perry’s sister was at the radio station there during our meet-and-greet and she said, “So I heard you said you were married to my brother.”

So apparently, that’s come full circle and he is aware of the fact that I’ve claimed him as my better half. The only Katy Perry confusion we’ve had is when Katy put out “I Kissed a Girl,” a friend called me and thought the song was mine. But honey, we’re going to claim all those Perrys. That’s what we’re going to do.

The Band Perry siblings are not related to Katy Perry or Journey's Steve PerryThe Band Perry siblings Kimberly Perry (lead vocals, guitar), Reid Perry (bass guitar, background vocals), and Neil Perry (mandolin, bouzouki, background vocals) are not related to Katy Perry or Journey’s Steve Perry

In December 2013, Katy Perry brought a very dramatic and glamorous vibe to the red carpet of the 9th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball.

The songstress wore a Naeem Khan caped velvet dress that had both elements of the holiday season and old Hollywood glam.

Katy Perry at the 9th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall StreetKaty Perry at the 9th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on December 3, 2013

Her floor-length gown had a rich, deep burgundy hue and a sexy halter neck. The already dramatic dress was made even more stunning by the sheer cape featuring intricate gold embroidery.

Katy Perry's Naeem Khan caped velvet dressKaty Perry’s Naeem Khan caped velvet dress

Unconventional as the dress may be, we still think Katy pulled off this look effortlessly!

Katy Perry's sexy ruby lipstick color complemented her dressKaty Perry’s sexy ruby lipstick color complemented her dress

The holiday season is the best time for you to wear velvet dresses and get away with it!

If you are loving Katy’s look and are dying for that luxurious velvet feel on your skin, then include the following velvet dress options from Shopbop and Nordstrom on your holiday shopping list!

Velvet Stretch Velvet Dress with Mesh Detail, $139

Provocative mesh cutouts detail the hips and back of a curve-conforming velvet dressProvocative mesh cutouts detail the hips and back of a curve-conforming velvet dress

For Love & Lemons Velvet Anna Dress, $158

A cutout bodice under a high collar lends allure to this ruby red velvet dressA cutout bodice under a high collar lends allure to this ruby red velvet dress

Velvet Stretch Velvet Long-Sleeve Dress, $158

An elegant black midi dress styled in velvet with a touch of stretchAn elegant black midi dress styled in velvet with a touch of stretch

Credit: Alberto Reyes / WENN / FayesVision / Avalon / Radoslaw Nawrocki / Dan Jackman

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