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Lafantaisie, a self-proclaimed “superfan” who presented Styles with his Album of the Year Grammy for “Harry’s House” in February, was reunited with the pop star after she attended his Monday concert in Coventry, England.
The 78-year-old said she and her family were invited backstage following the performance, where Styles greeted her with a hug.
“He is the most caring humble and down to earth person and such a great sense of humor,” Lafantaisie wrote on Instagram alongside a pair of photos that captured the moment for posterity. “His smile and joie de vivre lit up the room!”
Harry Styles, Reina Lafantaisie and Trevor Noah at the 2023 Grammy Awards.
She also shared a short video of their interaction, showing Styles crooning a few bars of Peaches & Herb’s 1978 classic, “Reunited.”
Lafantaisie, who lives in Canada and calls herself the “Grammy Granny” on Instagram, was among a group of fans who were chosen by the Recording Academy to appear onstage at the 2023 Grammy Awards and assist host Trevor Noah in presenting the award to this year’s Album of the Year winner.
One fan representing each of the nominees ― which also included Adele, Bad Bunny and Beyoncé ― was selected, seemingly at random.
Speaking to “Entertainment Tonight Canada” following the Grammys broadcast, Lafantaisie’s granddaughter Renée Grenon said she was contacted by a member of the Recording Academy after she shared a clip of her grandmother gushing over Styles that went viral on TikTok.
Watch Harry Styles accept the 2023 Album of the Year Grammy below.
“I happened to be sitting beside her,” Grenon explained, “and for about 10 minutes she went on explaining to everybody in the room about why Harry Styles is the number one entertainer.”
She went on to note: “And so, I guess a producer from the Grammys saw that TikTok and emailed me, but we didn’t really know what was going to happen until the last minute.”
For her part, Lafantaisie said she was in “a daze” during her onstage exchange with Styles.
“I couldn’t believe it,” she recalled. “And I just, I hugged him as hard as he hugged me. I just could not believe that he was there …. And I kept saying, ‘I just I got to keep it together. I got to keep it together.’ Like my knees are getting weaker by the minute.”