1-year-old Capri Bryant was just a few months old when her father and sister, NBA icon Kobe Bryant and Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, passed away. Capri will only know what she is told of them, and while she may not have many memories, she will have tons of photos and memorabilia to remember her father and sister by. Capri’s mother Vanessa Bryant recently uploaded a touching photo that shows baby Capri holding a framed photograph of her dearly departed father to her private Instagram. She captioned the post: “Dada.”
Capri Bryant celebrated her first birthday on June 20 with her mother and her sisters, 17-year old Natalia and 3-year-old Bianka Bryant. Vanessa celebrated her adorable daughter with a photo of herself and Kobe cradling Capri and captioned the post: “Happy 1st Birthday Capri! Mommy, Daddy, Nani, Gigi, and BB love you SO much!!!” God Bless you sweet princess. ❤️ Capri Kobe Bryant a.k.a. ‘Koko-Bean’ named after her dearly missed daddy, Kobe Bean Bryant ❤️. We miss you SO much Gigi and Daddy.”
While her big sister Natalia is off at school, Capri has been at home with her mother and sister Bianka, and Vanessa hasn’t hesitated to share cute photos and videos of her. One adorable photo of little Capri shows her wearing a white dress with pink flowers on it, along with pink shoes and bows in her hair to complete her outfit. Vanessa captioned that post: “💕Capri💕.” In another video, Vanessa and Capri dance to the classic dance hit, “Cha-Cha Slide” by DJ Casper. She captioned the video: “My sweet Capri loves to dance.”
Capri’s touching photo comes almost eight months after her father and big sister, Kobe and Gianna Bryant, along with Alyssa, John and Keri Altobelli, Payton and Sarah Chester, Christina Mauser, and pilot Ara Zobayan were tragically killed in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. Gianna was 13 and Kobe was 41 when they passed. Gianna and Kobe are survived by Vanessa and daughters Natalia, Bianka, and Capri Bryant.