The 27-year-old Taylor has finally confirmed that the two-year-old’s voice on her new track belongs to celebrity royalty.
And the album is finally here!
Taylor Swift released her long-anticipated sixth studio album Reputation – this very morning! The release sparked off a furore of debate among her fans about her new music; the vast majority of it ridiculously positive:
— Taylor Swift Facts (@TSwiftFCT) November 10, 2017
But the million dollar question on everyone’s mind was this – who exactly is the child speaking at the beginning of the single ‘Gorgeous’?
It was only last month that the Swifties took to social media with speculations, so this wasn’t surprising. The popular theory was that the child in question was Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ eldest daughter, James.
And now we – or rather, Taylor – can confirm that the little girl’s voice does, in fact, belong to James!
The answer was found in Reputation’s album booklet. Under the listing for ‘Gorgeous’, it says the following: ‘Baby intro voice by James Reynolds.’
Meanwhile, Swift’s rocking.
Superfans were first on the trail, however. They had noted that both Reynolds and Lively ‘liked’ Swift’s Instagram post previewing the song featuring their two-year-old’s voice last month. That wasn’t much – but to the trained superfan’s eyes – it was definitely a hint.
One of them, with the Twitter handle @jessxtn, met Taylor at one of her secret sessions last month. Reportedly, it was there that Taylor let slip on who the baby was on the track. Later, the superfan provided an explanation of how James ended up in Taylor’s album.
Taylor was with Blake and Ryan at the beach and was playing gorgeous for them on her guitar, and then their daughter, James, kept saying “gorgeous” over and over
.. so Taylor was like, “could i use that?” and the intro was born
— jess (@jessxtn) November 10, 2017
For those scratching their heads over this, here’s a bit of history. Taylor and Blake first struck up a friendship following a girl’s day out at a Queensland theme park in Australia in 2015. Also, the Gossip Girl actress was spotted with her husband, Reynolds, at the singer’s Fourth Of July party in Rhode Island last summer.
And this is not the first time that Taylor honors their friendship. She also cemented it by featuring their names in her ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ music video.
Gee… who wouldn’t want a friend like Taylor Swift?