Vanessa Bryant Tells Taylor Swift ‘We Love You’ After Singer Wears Necklace with Kobe Bryant Quote

Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant and Taylor Swift

Vanessa Bryant continues to be grateful for Taylor Swift!

In an Instagram story posted on Friday, the 41-year-old thanked the “Cornelia Street” singer, 34, for wearing a necklace inspired by her late husband, Kobe Bryant.

Vanessa shared an image of an article about Swift wearing the necklace and tagged her. She decorated the story slide with stickers that included a blue heart with the words “We Love You Taylor” inside it, plus hands making the shape of a heart and a smiley face emoji with heart eyes.

She also tagged the Mambacita Sports Foundation in her story.

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Taylor Swift (L) and NBA player Kobe Bryant speak onstage during The 1989 World Tour Live
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Swift wore the necklace — a gold circular pendant engraved with Kobe’s quote, “Bet on yourself,” and his full name — while on an outing to Electric Lady Studios in New York City on Thursday.

The piece is no longer available online, because it was part of Vanessa’s capsule jewelry collection Mambacita x ZC jewelry, a limited-time collaboration with the L.A.-based jewelry company Zoë Chicco Fine Jewelry.

Swift’s love for Kobe and his family was documented well before his death alongside his daughter Gianna Maria-Onore in a 2020 helicopter crash.

The late NBA star made an appearance on stage with Swift at the Staples Center in Los Angeles during her 1989 World Tour in 2015.

And a year before his death, in 2019, Kobe explained why he considered himself a Swift fan.

“I think it’s important to listen to people who do great things,” Kobe said on The Jordan Harbinger Show. “You can’t have that level of consistent success and not be a killer.”


Natalia Bryant, Vanessa Bryant, Bianka Bryant, Capri Bryant attend the unveiling of Kobe Bryant’s Hand & Footprints now permanently placed in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre on March 15, 2023 in Hollywood, California