Disneyland And Things

Vanessa Bryant and her daughters enjoyed the July 4th holiday at Disneyland this past weekend. The celebrity mom and her kids had a blast while enjoying various attractions.


Bianca took a ride on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!’ with her older sister, Natalia Bryant. The youngster also enjoyed the merry-go-round with her younger sister.

Vanessa Bryant celebrated the Fourth of July with pictures of her late husband shared on Instagram. Vanessa uploaded several candids that featured Kobe Bryant in all of his glory at the Olympic Games. “Mambacita [and] Mamba,” the celebrity mom hashtagged in memory of her husband and late daughter, Gianna “GiGi” Bryant.

It has been more than a year since Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant were killed in a helicopter crash while heading to the Mamba Sports Foundation for a basketball game. The NBA legend and his daughter were two of nine individuals who died in the accident.

Vanessa changed the name of her and Kobe’s foundation to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation to honor her late husband and daughter. She also filed a lawsuit against the helicopter company, Island Express, for negligence shortly after her husband and daughter’s passing. Bryant settled her lawsuit with Island Express for an undisclosed amount last month.

The lawsuit also named the pilot, Ara Zobayan, as one responsible for Kobe and Gianna’s death. According to court documents, Zobayan operated the helicopter at high speeds and ignored regulations that prohibited him from flying in inclement weather, which ultimately led to the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that Zobayan may have felt personal pressure to complete the trip despite unsafe weather conditions because of his relationship with Island Express and Kobe Bryant. The NTSB, however, concluded that no outside pressure forced the pilot to continue with the trip.

“The pilot took pride in these positions with both the client and Island Express,” an NTSB official said in a statement. “They had a good relationship with the client and likely did not want to disappoint them by not completing the flight,” the official continued. “This self-induced pressure can adversely affect pilot decision-making and judgment.”

Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryant had four kids together before his untimely death. Capri is the couple’s youngest child.

Photo: Vanessa Bryant/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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