Angela Hudson is the older sister of Katy Perry, a multi-award-winning American singer, songwriter, and TV personality. The duo are not twins, as Angela is two years older than her world-famous sister. She was born on the 7th of December 1987, making her 35 years old.
Despite this age difference between Angela and Katy, both girls were quite close while growing up and remain close to this day. Angela, who is an events planner and music composer, has regularly accompanied Katy Perry on tour. They also once lived together in Santa Barbara and have worked together to support several charity initiatives.
Angela Hudson is One of Three Children Born to Evangelical Preachers, Mary and Maurice Hudson
Angela Ann Hudson was born on the 7th day of December 1982 in Santa Barbara, California. She has American nationality and Caucasian ethnicity comprising Portuguese, German, Irish, and English ancestry. Hudson hails from a family of five, and her parents are Mary Christine (née Perry) and Maurice Keith Hudson.
Hudson’s parents were wild hippies in their youth but later found Christ. They became evangelical preachers and set up their own church in Santa Barbara.
She Has Two Younger Siblings, Including Katy Perry, the Superstar Singer
Angela Hudson has two siblings and among them is a younger sister named Katy Perry. Katy Perry was born in 1984, making her two years younger than Angela. Her original name at birth is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. She, however, picked her mother’s surname when embarking on her musical career in order not to be confused with the popular actress – Kate Hudson.
Katy Perry got her love for music from Angela and reportedly used Angela’s tapes to audition before their parents and prove her musical talent. The tactics worked as they enrolled her in voice lessons when she was in her teens. She later released her first album, a gospel rock album at the age of 15 and it tanked. She later switched to secular music and has experienced much success thereon.
Asides from Katy Perry, another younger sibling that Angela Hudson has is David Hudson who was born on the 11th of August, 1988, making Angela six years older than him. He has tried his hands at the music business and dropped an EP titled Dirty Face in 2012. It featured tracks such as Poor Boy, Swept Up, We Found Ourselves, and Faster.
Angela Hudson is an Event Planner and Music Composer
Angela Hudson grew up alongside her siblings and parents in Santa Barbara, California. She had a strict upbringing, thanks to her religious parents. She wasn’t allowed to listen to worldly music. She also couldn’t eat the popular cereal Lucky Charms as her mom believed that lucky was a reference to Lucifer. The conservative nature of Angela Hudson’s parents also meant that she and her siblings were homeschooled for greater parts of their formative years.
They later attended regular schooling though and it is believed that Angela Hudson attended the Dos Pueblos High School and later went on to complete a college degree in event management. Since leaving school, she has worked as an event planner although her exact repertoire of work is not known. She is also believed to be a music composer.
She Shares Two Children With Her Husband – Svend Lerche
Angela Hudson’s husband is Svend Lerche, a professional drummer and music teacher. Lerche is originally from Denmark, but he relocated to the U. S. to study music at Berklee College of Music. He has taught music at schools such as MI in Los Angeles. He has also played the drums for different bands such as One Thousand Pictures, The Daylights, and Elektrik People. His touring and sessions credit include the likes of Katy Perry, Robbie Krieger, Garrison Starr, Paul Oakenfold, Bonnie McKee, Kendall Payne, and Carina Round.
Angela Hudson and Svend Lerche began dating sometime in the late 2000s and were already a couple as of 2009. They dated for some years before getting engaged. They later tied the knot on the 5th of May 2012 in Santa Barbara. The wedding was covered by local publications.
Angela and her husband have been married for a decade now and have two daughters. The first was born in 2014 while the second was born in 2016.
Angela Hudson is Quite Close to Her Famous Younger Sister Who Helped Deliver Her Two Kids
Katy Perry does not have a twin sister as the only sister she has is her elder sister named Angela Hudson. The two sisters are quite close and not even Perry’s fame and fortune has come between them. For instance, in 2015, Katy Perry revealed that she and her sister’s family all resided in the same compound in Santa Barbara.
Back in 2012, the singer revealed that Angela had come with her on tour and that they often take time off to embark on fun adventures during such tours. Their relationship was captured in the 2012 autobiographical documentary concert film, Katy Perry: Part of Me. It showed Perry helping Angela with her fear of heights. Angela also revealed that they made a pact that when Katy makes it big, she was going to work with her and they would be together.
The close relationship between the two sisters has also seen them help each other out in the most important moments of their lives. Katy Perry helped Angela deliver both of her daughters and the whole experience prepared her for when she had her first child in August 2020. Angela was also there for Perry after she had her first daughter and helped her out a lot.
The Two Sisters Have Also Supported Various Charitable Projects Over the Years
Angela Hudson and Katy Perry have also joined hands together for several charity initiatives over the years. Back in July 2021, they attended a Baby2Baby event in California and supported the non-profit organization that provides diapers, clothes, and other necessities for children in poverty in the Los Angeles area and in other disaster areas across the United States.
Angela Hudson and Katy Perry have also set up their own nonprofit known as the Firework Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to empower children from underserved communities by igniting their inner light through the arts. The two sisters have put in a lot of work into the foundation and Perry described Angela as the woman who has influenced her the most in a 2021 interview with Variety.
She described her elder sister as having the best ethics and character as well as someone who puts family first. She then praised her for encouraging her (Perry) to start the foundation as well as helping her organize and run it.