Harry Styles Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks spoke about her relationship with Harry Styles. Styles and Nicks are both pictured on Jan. 26, 2018 in New York City. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images; Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

Stevie Nicks is a big Harry Styles fan. The former One Direction member covered Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” and even brought Nicks on stage to sing with him. Now, the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is singing his praises.

“He’s Mick [Fleetwood]’s and my love child. When Harry came into our lives, I said, ‘Oh my God, this is the son I never had.’ So I adopted him,” Nicks told Rolling Stone.

The “Edge of Seventeen” singer went on to praise Styles’ 2017 self-titled album. She appreciated that he took a different direction than his peers. “I love Harry, and I’m so happy Harry made a rock and roll record — he could have made a pop record and that would have been the easy way for him. But I guess he decided he wanted to be born in 1948, too — he made a record that was more like 1975,” she said.

Just after his album came out, Nicks joined the “Happy Together” producer on stage at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. They sang “Landslide,” “Leather and Lace” and Styles’ “Two Ghosts.” Later that year, Styles covered “The Chain” for BBC Radio 1. The video has over 13 million views.

When Fleetwood Mac won the MusiCares Person(s) of the Year Award in January 2018, they played the song with him.

Nicks added that Styles isn’t the only young singer in her life. She knows that many female artists look up to her as well.

“That makes me happy because I didn’t ever have children, but I feel like I have a lot of daughters. I love Vanessa Carlton. She’s like my younger, younger, younger sister — like if my dad had divorced my mother and married a really younger woman, then had Vanessa,” she joked. “I’m so much older than her, but yet there’s such a little silken thread between the two of us when it comes to music. I have that with Natalie Maines, LeAnn Rimes, Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum.”

Nicks also added that she has been advising Haim as well.

“Every time a Fleetwood Mac tour ended, I hit the ground running. I would already have songs ready for my next record. I’d take a week off, then I’d be in the studio. Everybody else would go on vacation,” Nicks recalled. “I hope that inspires the women musicians out there. I had this hysterical talk with Haim: ‘OK, you need to work on your band, but at least one of you needs to start making your solo record.’”