"A Beautiful Celebration"

Ciara, La La Anthony, and many others paid tribute to Vanessa Bryant’s late daughter, Gianna “GiGi” Bryant, this past weekend. The celebrities wore pieces from Vanessa’s Mambacita clothing line to celebrate what would have been GiGi’s fifteenth birthday.


Ciara spent time in person with Vanessa on Gianna’s birthday. La La was also present for the friendly gathering and matched Ciara and Vanessa in wearing clothing from the Mambacita brand.

“No greater joy than seeing you and the girls smile and laugh today V @VanessaBryant @NataliaBryant,” Ciara said after the meeting. “A beautiful celebration for the B-Day Princess Gigi,” the ‘Beauty Marks’ singer exclaimed. “We celebrate you Forever and Always Mambacita.”

Yara Shahidi also took to Instagram to celebrate Gianna on her birthday. She was joined by the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers who also wore Mambacita gear this past weekend.

“Happy birthday, Gigi,” Yara wrote online. ‘Grateful to celebrate her impact with this heartfelt collab from @vanessabryant x @dannijo,” the Grown-ish star said. Ellen Pompeo and her daughter, Stella, took to social media to celebrate as well. “Happy Birthday Gigi,” the Grey’s Anatomy star shared on Instagram. “Today and every day we celebrate your shine,” Pompeo said.

Vanessa Bryant debuted her new Mambacita clothing brand on May 1, 2021, in honor of what would have been her daughter’s fifteenth birthday. GiGi died in a helicopter crash last January, which also claimed the life of her father, Kobe Bryant, and seven other passengers.

“Dear Gianna, Happy 15th Birthday,” Vanessa Bryant wrote online this past Saturday (May 1). “I love you,” the celebrity mom exclaimed. “I miss you every day! I wish you were here with us. There are no words to express how much I miss you. I love you Mamacita!”

Vanessa Bryant has four children – Gianna, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri – with her late husband. Gianna was the celebrity couple’s second-to-oldest child. One hundred percent of proceeds from Vanessa Bryant’s Mambacita line go towards furthering the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.

You can support the Mambacita clothing line here!

Photo: Ciara/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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