Last month, when Taylor Swift released Reputation single, “Gorgeous,” fans carefully calculated theory after theory about the lucky baby’s identity that gets featured at the beginning of the track.
Some fans guessed Swift found a video of her younger self saying “gorgeous” and included it in the track. Others took a more sensational approach and hypothesized that Swift was pregnant—or, already had a child in secret—and was hinting at a big surprise. There were also plenty of celebrity baby guesses, as well.
Yup it’s true Calvin is actually the baby voice on gorgeous so he’s at the ss with his bffs katy and kanye
— kt (@noitskatie13) October 26, 2017
I CANT SLEEP I NEED IT RIGHT NOW WHO’S THE BABY IS IT YOUR GODSON LEO IS JAIME KING THERE TOO OMG!!!!! #Gorgeous
— Fadhil (@fadhilxt) October 19, 2017
I BELIVE THAT THE SONG STARTS WITH A CONVERSATION WITH MAMA SWIFT AND BABY TAYLOR AND THE WORD GORGEOUS DROPS AND THE BEAT STARTS #gorgeous
— ᴀɴɴᴀ (@sadbeautifulrey) October 19, 2017
When the album dropped at midnight, so did the album booklet and it revealed the identity of the infamous baby voice: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynold’s 2-year-old son, James.
While the booklet serves as an official confirmation from Swift, the baby’s identity had already become public knowledge after fans who attended Swift’s secret listening sessions revealed the news earlier in November. Other fans correctly guessed, as well.
wait the baby voice in gorgeous is blake and ryan's kid I can't believe I
— maggie (@LIZIEMAXIMOFF) October 21, 2017
Something just made me smile hey you people! The baby voice at the beginning of Gorgeous is of Blake and Ryan's daughter :)
— mayoos meena ☭ (@prosaicbeing) October 21, 2017
The news doesn’t come as a surprise—Swift and Lively have been good friends since 2015, often appearing on each other’s social media and publically supporting one another’s projects.