Vanessa Bryant, widow to late NBA legend Kobe Bryant, celebrated her first Mother’s Day without her husband and their late daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, with her three daughters, Natalia, Bianka and Capri Bryant.
On Mother’s Day (May 10), Vanessa’s eldest daughter, 17-year-old Natalia Bryant took to Instagram to honor her mother. Natalia shared a collage of photos of her mother with the words “I Love You Momma” and wrote in the caption: “Happy Mother’s Day! ❤️.”
Vanessa reposted Natalia’s collage on her own Instagram and captioned it: “I love being your mama @nataliabryant , Gianna, Bianka and Capri. #MyWorld ❤️❤️❤️❤️You are all the very best of mommy and daddy. ❤️.”
Natalia and her sisters, 3-year-old Bianka and 10-month-old Capri Bryant also presented Vanessa with a couple of sweet Mother’s Day gifts, which she shared on her Instagram stories. Vanessa posted a picture of the book Why I Love My Mom that her daughters gave to her. She captioned it: “I love you so much @nataliabryant, Gianna, Bianka and Capri! ❤️ Thank you! 😘😘😘😘.” Vanessa also posted a picture of the charcuterie board Natalia gave her and wrote: “Thank you for my charcuterie board! @nataliabryant 😘❤️.”
On January 26, 2020, Kobe and Gianna Bryant, along with John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli, Payton and Sarah Chester, Christina Mauser and pilot Ara Zobayan were tragically killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Gianna was 13-years-old and Kobe was 41 when they passed. They are survived by Vanessa and her daughters Natalia, Bianka, and Capri Bryant.
Vanessa Bryant’s Mother’s Day celebration comes only a few days after she celebrated her 38th birthday without Kobe and Gianna, marking the occasion by reading a letter her late husband left her. “I waited to open one more letter on my birthday,” said Vanessa. “It gave me something to look forward to.”