Harry Styles has tons of friends in high places and this was well known when he completely surprised his fans last April when he brought out the one and only Shania Twain as a guest performer at Coachella. But to everyone’s surprise, the duo have known one another for a long time.
As Yahoo reported, In a recent appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Twain opened up about how her friendship with the 28-year-old “As It Was” singer began long before their partnership at the music festival. “He was playing a show in New York,” she explained on Wednesday (Jan. 4). “This is before he really blew up.”
Twain said: “I went backstage to meet him. We became texting friends.”
This then morphed into Twain being asked by Styles to wish his mom a happy birthday over the phone, she recalled. “‘My mom was a big influence on me and why I grew up with your music,’” Twain remembered Styles telling her.
“I called her up and wished her happy birthday,” she added. “Harry and I have been friends ever since.”
Afterwards, Twain was just one call away for Styles to invite her to perform her hits “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” and “You’re Still the One” with him in Coachella Valley. The pair wore matching sparkly outfits and danced with each other onstage.
Twain then went on to say that it has been a joy to have so many young talents look up to everything that she does. In fact, she has become friends with many of them and looks up to them back.
It’s always great to hear about a full circle moment with such a legend as she is.