A Swiftie’s dream! Taylor Swift sent Kobe Bryant’s daughter Natalia Bryant a vest to celebrate the release of her latest album, Folklore.
Vanessa Bryant on Saturday, July 25, shared a photo via Instagram of her 17-year-old daughter who smiled as she pulled up the sweater.
“Thanks @taylorswift #Cardigan,” endorsed the previous model, 38, the photo.
Natalia also shared a snapshot of the vest through her Instagram Story writing: ‘Thank you so much @taylorswift! I am obsessed with ‘folklore’. ”
The sweater is a nod to ‘Cardigan’, Swift’s first single Folklore album, which was released on Friday July 24.
Swift, 30, was one of many celebrities who sent condolences to the Bryant family after Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, died in January along with seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. He and Vanessa are the parents of Natalia, Gianna, Bianka, 3 and Capri, 13 months old.
“My heart is confused when I hear the news of this unimaginable tragedy,” wrote the “Delicate” singer at the time. “I can’t understand what the families are going through. Kobe meant so much to me and to all of us. I send my prayers, love and endless condolences to Vanessa and the family and everyone who lost someone on that flight. ‘
Kobe – who was a self-proclaimed Swiftie – surprised the Grammy winner in 2015 during her Los Angeles stop 1989 world tour. The retired basketball player joined the “Shake It Off” singer onstage at the Staples Center – home to his team, the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe even hung a banner for Swift next to the Lakers’ NBA titles.
Three years later, during her backstage, Swift met Natalia and Gianna in Pasadena, California Reputation tour.
Swift announced on Thursday July 23 that she plans to release Folklore – which she admitted while quarantined during the coronavirus pandemic – a day later.
“Before this year I probably thought about when I would release this music at the ‘perfect’ time, but the times we live in remind me that nothing is guaranteed,” she wrote via Instagram. “My feeling tells me that if you make something you love, you just have to bring it into the world. That’s the side of uncertainty I can get on board with. ‘
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