Harry Styles Reveals Identity of Baby Voice in ‘As It Was’ Video

Too cute! Harry Styles’ “As It Was” music video kicks off with a baby voice — and the former One Direction member revealed the identity of the little one amid speculation.

“It’s the voice of my goddaughter,” the singer, 28, told Capital BreakfastFriday, April 1: Radio show cohosts “She used to try and call me before bedtime every night and one time it didn’t ring or something, so they sent me that.”

In the song’s opening, the England native’s goddaughter says, “Come on, Harry. We want to say goodnight to you.”


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The X Factor alum “dug out” the message when he was in the studio, he explained, adding, “I … put it in front of the song for some reason I kind of just fell in love with it so it stuck.”

Styles subsequently joked that his loved one “was asking for a big fee [and] it’s all gone downhill.”

The Grammy winner’s comments came amid rumors that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ daughter James, 7, was featured on the track, as she is in Taylor Swift’s 2017 song “Gorgeous.” (The Pennsylvania native, 32, also included the siblings’ names in her August 2020 release “Betty.”)

The actor, 45, is also the father Toinez, 5, and Betty 2, respectively. He shared his thoughts about the experience in August 2021. Jess Cagle, “We trust her implicitly. She’s very sensitive to any of that stuff. And obviously, the song has nothing to do with our kids other than our kids’ names. It is an honor. It was amazing to us. We still do. You know, I still walk down the street and shake my head thinking ‘I can’t believe that happened.’”

The DeadpoolStar joked that he was with theGossip Girl alum, 34, “surprised” the little ones with the news, saying, “They didn’t know. They didn’t know. We don’t tell them anything, we find they’re most compliant if you offer them no access to outside information.”

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Styles was not only James, but some speculate that Styles also used the voice of a girlfriend. Olivia Wilde’s children with ex-fiancé Jason Sudeikis — Otis, 7, and Daisy, 5.

In January 2021, news broke that the songwriter was now dating the 38-year old actress, two months after she split from the comedian, 46. (The couple met while working on the film. Don’t Worry Darling.)

The couple have “started getting to know each other’s families,” a source exclusively told Us WeeklyNoting Styles’ meeting with Otis and Daisy in December 2021. “All the meetings have gone very well.”

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