Taylor Swift Meets Her Godson! Jaime King Introduces Son Leo Thames

07/28/2015 at 06:15 PM ET

Leo Thames Newman, meet your godmother.

With a week off from her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift quickly jetted back to Los Angeles for an introduction to Jaime King‘s second son, born July 16.

“Meeting my boy,” the singer-songwriter, 25, captioned a photo of herself cuddling the newborn. A second image of Leo Thames’ hand curled around Swift’s included the lyric “Your little hand’s wrapped around my finger and it’s so quiet in the world tonight…” from her song “Never Grow Up.”

King also shared the photo, writing, “My loves meet. Baby boy Leo Thames and his God Mother = Bliss.”

Taylor Swift Jaime King Leo Thames
Courtesy Taylor Swift


The former Hart of Dixie star previously explained to PEOPLE why she chose Swift to be her baby’s godmother.

“She’s such a beautiful human being,” King, 36, says. “For me, in regards to a godparent … that is a really sacred thing.”

The actress adds, “It was because of her morals and her values, the way that she treats people and how hard-working she is … her family and how close she is to them. I see what she gives out there to her fans and to her family. That’s the kind of person I want to be the guide and the spiritual protector of my child.”

King and husband Kyle Newman are also parents to son James Knight, 21 months.

Meeting my boy. @jaime_king @kyle_newman

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"Your little hand's wrapped around my finger and it's so quiet in the world tonight…"

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— Sarah Michaud

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Ari on

That baby is adorable! I love when babies have a full head of hair. So cute!

K.B. on

What a beautiful baby!

thankder on

Love me some Taylor but….what does she look like with unpainted lips and no eye makeup? Curious.

Leo: great name choice!
James: no.

thankder on

that actress doesn’t know that “god mother” as two words is not the same as “godmother” one word

Jenny on

So precious!

Dee on

How sweet. Hey Emlow, perhaps you come from trash where things are done that way. Where I come from it means someone to look up to as a second mother. Someone to look out for you and guide you in life without all the discipline. Sometimes you can be more yourself around your Godparents than your real parents because there aren’t expectations. It’s a beautiful thing. Sorry you come from trash and don’t understand that.

Marky on

Baby is adorable, and I’m sure Taylor Swift will be a wonderful Godmother. And Emlow…Godmother doesn’t mean babysitter in any way. It means you will be there for that child, you will be supportive, a listening ear, a protector and a spiritual supporter, as well. Babysitter isn’t on the list, unless she chooses to be. SMH, some of you should just keep silent.

julie on

Beautiful baby!

nikki on

god mother means shes gonna baptize him that’s it

Cindy Pince on

How precious! Leo looks so much like my son Noah-with all that hair.

Anonymous on

nikki- I’m pretty sure the minister will be the one baptizing the child, not Taylor.😉 What Taylor WILL be doing is making vows to protect, love, and nurture the baby, as well as to help him to grow up knowing God. Hopefully, she will follow through with all of them!🙂

Anonymous on

Leo is adorable!

Valarie on

So adorable! Leo has full head of hair.

Chris on

Look at those teenie, tiny little fingers. How precious! Leo is a cutie pie.

Kimberly on

Awww, so absolutely precious!

jenniferyterry on

love that hair! what a cutie!

drgrady on

Beautiful pictures!

cj on

Some of these comments are so funny. She may or may not baptize the child but she certainly can give the moniker of Godmother or Godparent to anyone either formally (through baptism) or not. It shows that she wants Taylor to be a part of the child’s life for life even though there isn’t a legal bond. Sounds like good friends who will be there for each other and the child will have a supporting and guiding influence that the parents trust.

Sue's on

Oh my gosh, look it at all that beautiful hair.

Merry on

Beautiful baby! Hey ‘thankder-James is a beautiful name! It’s my son’s name! And it is Jaime King’s real name!

Linda Stevens on

The reasons Jaime gave for choosing Taylor as her baby’s godmother are some of the reasons why she is SO BELOVED by so many people. Jaime, I didn’t know until I read this article how wonderful you are. Congratulations on your baby’s birth.

Sam on

Um love picture!

Blah on

OMG I hate Taylor Swift. Can’t she just go away? Ugh I’m so over her.

Cute baby & love the name. Yay babies!

Anonymous on

Ooh Leo is so adorable with his full hair.

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