Kobe Bryant’s Daughter Natalia Details How Parents Made Her a Taylor Swift Fan

Natalia Bryant detailed how her parents—Vanessa Bryant and the late Kobe Bryant—were responsible for her love for Taylor Swift in an exclusive interview with E! News at Revolve Fest.

By Hayley Santaflorentina Apr 15, 2024 2:19 PMTags
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Natalia Bryant's got her mother's eyes, her father's ambition and their love of Taylor Swift

Indeed, it turns out that the 21-year-old's love for the "Anti-Hero" artist's music came from not only her mom Vanessa Bryant, but also from her dad Kobe Bryant

"Both my parents, absolutely," Natalia exclusively told E! News' The Rundown host Erin Lim Rhodes of where her Swfitie love comes from during the 2024 Revolve Festival April 13. "I actually found my original concert t-shirt from Taylor Swift's like first concert. I still have it."

But on whether she was able to give Taylor a friendship bracelet the last time she saw the Grammy winner, Natalia—who showed herself making the now classic Eras Tour accessory ahead of going to one of the shows in August—admitted she dropped the ball.

"I didn't!" she said. "I wish, I fumbled."

It is true that in this case, the basketball did not fall far from the hoop. After all, Kobe was known to be a Swiftie prior to his death in 2020

Kobe Bryant's Family Album

Not only did the former NBA star get a chance to be onstage with Taylor during her 1989 World Tour, but he was also known for playing her music whenever he had the chance.  

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"I think it's important to listen to people who do great things," he shared during a 2019 appearance on The Jordan Harbinger Show. "Taylor's been at the top of the game for a very, very long time."

Kobe continued, "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."

And Vanessa—who also lost her and Kobe's daughter Gianna "GiGi" Bryant in the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the NBA legend—made sure to keep Kobe close when she attended the Eras Tour in August, donning a a jacket with an image of Kobe on the back for the show. 

To see all the celebrities attending Coachella this year—including Natalia and Taylor herself—keep reading. 

Teyana Taylor

At Neon Carnival

Taylor Swift & Travis Kelce

At Neon Carnival

Paris Hilton, Kyle Richards & Kesha

At Neon Carnival

Evan Ross & Ashlee Simpson

At ZOEasis, with Ashlee wearing a Linea Pelle belt 

Becky G

At Desert Nights by TAO Group Hospitality 

Gwen Stefani & Olivia Rodrigo

Performing during Weekend 1

Kendall Jenner

At the FWRD welcome reception wearing a TOVE dress, The Row bag and Harlow sandals

Lukas Gage

At Camp Poosh

Victoria Monét

At Heineken House

J Balvin & Will Smith

Performing during Weekend 1

Doja Cat

Performing during Weekend 1

Hailey Bieber

At the Revolve Festival

Justin Bieber

During Weekend 1 

Megan Fox

At the Nylon House event wearing an 8 Other Reasons cowboy hat available on Revolve.com

Amber Rose

At Neon Carnival

Nina Dobrev  

At Revolve Festival

Charli D'Amelio

At Revolve Festival

Gleb Savchenko

At the Sonic Desert event presented by Coca-Cola Spiced and Topo Chico in partnership with BPM Music


Performing with Bizarrap during Weekend 1

Emma Roberts

At the Celsius Cosmic Desert event wearing Vogue Eyewear sunglasses

Alessandra Ambrosio

At the Celsius Cosmic Desert event wearing a Streets Ahead belt

Benny Blanco

At Ed Banger & Friends in the Desert event presented by House of the Dragon


At the Paper Playground party presented by True Religion and E11even

Campbell "Pookie" Puckett & Jett Puckett

At 818 Tequila's Outpost pop-up

Alabama Barker

At the Nylon House event

Landon Barker

At the Nylon House event

Bebe Rexha

Performing in a Garo Sparo catsuit during Weekend 1

Reneé Rapp

Performing during Weekend 1

21 Savage

Performing during Weekend 1

Tom Schwartz

At the Gallery Desert House presented by Patrón

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