"Happy 3rd Birthday, Capri!"

Vanessa Bryant is quite busy. Not only did she and the family celebrate a milestone for the late Kobe and Gianna Bryant, but Vanessa also commemorated her daughter Capri’s birthday this past weekend. The celebrity mom took to Instagram with birthday wishes for her little one.


“Happy 3rd Birthday, Capri,” Vanessa exclaimed online. “We love you so much sweet Koko-Bean,” the celebrity mom shared.

Capri’s older sister, Natalia Bryant, also took to Instagram to celebrate her younger sibling’s birthday. “Happy birthday little Koko Bean,” Natalia wrote online. “Thanks for the knot on my nose now,” she added. “I love you.”

Natalia was giving an explanation for why she was holding her nose in the candid. Capri was photographed while hugging her big sister. “This is the ‘Shhh don’t tell mom’ hug,” Vanessa shared in the comments section of Natalia’s post. “‘You’re fine,'” the celebrity mom wrote online in her younger daughter’s voice.

The Bryant family traveled to Philadelphia this past weekend to celebrate the opening of two Mamba/Mambacita Sports dream courts in the historic Tustin playground.

“Philadelphia, where my husband’s love for basketball all began,” Vanessa shared with her Instagram fans last Tuesday (Jun. 14). “Today, in the historic Tustin Playground and thanks to the generous contributions of donors, fans, and friends, our foundation @mambamambacitasports opened 2 more @dream_courts with @nlcharities, which were beautifully surrounded by the artwork of @Art_by_Ernel,” Bryant shared.

“I chose this location so that young people in this community may have a safe space to play with equal opportunity which was important to Kobe and Gianna,” Vanessa said in reference as to why she decided Tustin Playground for the Mamba/Mambacita Sports. “We are grateful to the City of Philadelphia, @muralarts for welcoming this project and helping to make it a reality,” the celebrity mom shared.


Vanessa Bryant has four kids – Gianna, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri – with her late husband. Kobe and Gianna Bryant passed away in a helicopter crash in 2020. Their legacy lives on through the efforts of Vanessa.

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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