Christina Perri Still Watches the “Twilight” Movies More Than a Decade Later: 'They Are My People!' (Exclusive)

The singer, whose song "A Thousand Years" was featured in the penultimate film, tells PEOPLE she is still very much a fan of Bella, Edward and Jacob

<p>Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images</p> Christina Perri attends Audacy

Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Christina Perri attends Audacy's Leading Ladies 2024 at Kings Theatre on March 20, 2024 in Brooklyn

Christina Perri will always love the Twilight movie series.

The singer, whose hit song “A Thousand Years” was written for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 in 2011, says that the famed fantasy films remain appointment television for her.

“Any time they're ever on TV, you know I'm not changing the channel,” she told PEOPLE at Audacy’s Leading Ladies event, presented by Olay Body, at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on Wednesday night. “Any hotel I go to, I'm passing through, and it's on? I'm like, 'It’s a must!'”

Perri went on to say that the last time she sat down to watch the five films in full was in 2020.

“[During] the pandemic, I watched all of them,” she said. “They are my people!”

<p>Summit Entertainment</p> Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'.

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Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'.

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The films, based on the book series by author Stephenie Meyer, helped launch lead Kristen Stewart into a new stratosphere of stardom after the eponymous first film premiered in 2008. The series also featured Taylor Lautner as werewolf Jacob Black and Robert Pattinson as vampire Edward Cullen.

Perri’s song was crafted as the lead single for the penultimate film, and it was designed to help soundtrack the tortured love story between Bella and Edward.

Perri later would take a break from the music industry as she worked to build her family with husband Paul Costabile, which proved to be a challenge for the couple.

They welcomed daughter Carmella in 2018 before facing fertility struggles — Perri miscarried in January 2020, and then, just 10 months later, her daughter Rosie was “born silent” after Perri was hospitalized at eight-and-a-half months pregnant due to complications.

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While Perri and Costabile are now the proud parents of 17-month-old daughter Pixie, whom they dubbed their “double rainbow baby” when she was born in 2022, Perri has made it her mission to turn her grief into action in order to help other moms.

<p>Christina Perri/Instagram</p> Christina Perri's daughters Carmella and Pixie

Christina Perri/Instagram

Christina Perri's daughters Carmella and Pixie

Months after Rosie's death, Perri discovered she has a treatable blood-clotting disorder that may have caused both pregnancy losses.

While the disorder can be screened for while a woman is in her first trimester of pregnancy, the standard protocol set forth by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists calls for the test only after a woman experiences two consecutive early pregnancy losses.

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Perri is petitioning for change.

“While I'm waiting for the actual policy to change and for the protocol to change — that takes so long— so like word of mouth is it. So I feel like that's what I'm working on right now," she says of raising awareness. "I'm just talking about it all the time, and then I know a lot of people who get the test [and] found out they had it. So many babies have already been saved — it feels so worth it, but I'm not going to stop until women don’t even have to think about it.”

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