Listen: Taylor Swift’s song features Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ toddler

Blake Lively and Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s new song Gorgeous features a baby’s voice at the start – and fans had been debating who utters the adorable “gorgeous” since they first clapped ears on it.


While guesses as to who the tiny mystery vocalist on Taylor’s record included Luna Legend, North West (!) and her godson – and son of actor bestie Jaime King, Leo – they were all proven wrong! 

Credits for the song have ultimately spilled the actual beans, with “James Reynolds” – the two-year-old daughter of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds – revealed as the cute culprit.

Gorgeous is track number eight on Taylor’s fifteen track album, Reputation, and not only does it have a cameo from young James, it’s got its very own Wikipedia page. The album includes vocals from a couple of other ace types who aren’t babies, too. Included in the mix are Ed Sheeran and rapper Future, so James is in good company.

James is Ryan and Blake’s eldest daughter. The pair are also parents to a one-year-old baby girl, Ines.


It’s unsurprising that Blake and Ryan’s daughter popped up on this much-anticipated record. Blake has a firm friendship with Taylor, despite media/detractors trying to imply there’s a beef.

“There’s a reason “#friendshipgoals ” was invented – because of her,” Blake captioned a photo of her and Taylor, dispelling rumours of a feud.

“Thank you @taylorswift for the happiness you bring to not only everyone that knows you, but also to those who don’t — you’re the real deal.”

Taylor’s current boyfriend is actor Joe Alwyn, and the couple apparently double-dated with Blake and Ryan earlier in the year. It would seem they’re thick as famous thieves.

Blake Lively and Taylor Swift

Friendship goals

Blake and Taylor also hung out when they both found themselves in Brisbane back in 2015. Blake was here to film The Shallows and Taylor was on her Australian 1989 tour. The buddies did Queensland’s theme parks together and reportedly cuddled koalas, as BFF squads are wont to do. 

Two-year-old James’ Gorgeous fame is not restricted to vocals on the album. She also features in a T-Swift magazine, with her handprints, name and details of her Gorgeous cameo handwritten in a double-page spread.


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