In a new interview with Elle magazine, King opens up about her decision to make the 25-year-old pop princess her baby’s Godmother, admitting it was something that came almost instinctively.
“There was no thought behind it at all other than that I always knew she was going to be the godmother if I had another baby,” King reveals. “It’s because she’s incredibly thoughtful.”
She continues, “Choosing a godmother is a very sacred and important thing in our family. They’re going to be guiding your child, and they’re responsible for them if something was to ever happen. We try and choose people who we know would raise our child the way that we would raise our child and her thoughtfulness, her kindness, her authenticity—the way that she’s generous with her family, with her friends, with her fans—is so powerful to me.”
As you may recall, Swift took the time to send several fans very kind, thoughtful gifts over the holidays to express her gratitude. King says that experience totally portrays the singer’s personality, which is a huge factor in making her the Godmother of King’s child. “She’s so uninhibited in her giving—the presents she gives to her fans, she wraps every single one, she paints the stuff. It’s all her. It’s just beyond. She’s so clear with what it is that she wants to do yet at the same time she leaves herself so vulnerable. It is really powerful to me. That’s why I feel like she’s going to be the perfect godmother.”
So when it came to finally asking Swift to take on the honorable role, how did she react?
“We were hanging out on the couch and I was like, ‘Hey, would ever want to be a godmother?'” King recalls. “And she was like, ‘Uh, yes!’ And she cried and, you know, all the fun things that best friends do.”
And of course part of the “best friend thing” is taking pictures for Instagram, which eventually ended up being the announcement for the world. “We were just taking those pictures because we hadn’t seen each other in a couple weeks, and she wanted to see my belly. So we took those pictures. Then we’re like, ‘Oh my god, that would be a really cute way to tell people she’s the godmother. You know?’ But literally we did it within two minutes. It’s all just really in the moment.”