Vanessa Bryant honored her late husband, Kobe Bryant, during Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour in Los Angeles. She wore a jacket featuring a silkscreen image of Kobe and Taylor, along with a heart-shaped patch with lyrics from Taylor’s song “Wildest Dreams.” Vanessa captioned her concert outfit as “Mambacita,” paying tribute to Kobe’s nickname for their daughter. Kobe’s oldest daughter, Natalia, also prepared to attend the concert, making friendship bracelets to share with other Swifties. Kobe was a big fan of Taylor’s music and praised her achievements during his lifetime. Taylor expressed her condolences on social media when Kobe and his daughter Gigi passed away in 2020.
During his lifetime, Kobe Bryant admired Taylor Swift’s accomplishments and said, “I don’t care if you like her music or don’t like her music, look at what she’s doing. It’s frightening. It’s unbelievable to be able to pull that off over and over, and so I look at things like that to try and learn from them as much as I can.”
When Kobe, along with his daughter Gigi and seven others, tragically died in a helicopter crash, Taylor Swift expressed her condolences on social media. She tweeted, “My heart is in pieces hearing the news of this unimaginable tragedy. I can’t fathom what the families are going through. Kobe meant so much to me and to us all.” Taylor added, “Sending my prayers, love, and endless condolences to Vanessa and the family and anyone who lost someone on that flight.”