Making memories. Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram on Sunday, April 12, to share photos of her daughters, Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 9 months, celebrating Easter. The ladies were all smiles as they posed in spring fashion.
Natalia can be seen holding Capri in one adorable shot. The tot looked so cute in her hot pink bow. With her phone out, we can only assume the teen was grabbing a sweet selfie with her little sister. In another picture, the proud mom, 37, kneeled down to be closer to daughter Bianka. With pigtails and her Easter basket, it looks like she was having a great time with the family.
In the comments, fans gushed over the Bryant girls and wished them a happy holiday. “Sending so much love [two hearts] happy Easter,” one user wrote. “Sissy love [red heart] [raised hands] thinking about you girls today,” another added. “They’re so cute and I’m so happy always when I [see] your family smile,” a third chimed in.
That same day, Vanessa shared a video of her youngest daughters breaking open a chocolate Easter egg with tons of yummy surprises inside. It looks like they are making the best of their first holiday without dad Kobe Bryant and sister Gianna.
The father and daughter tragically died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on January 26. The two were on their way to basketball practice when the aircraft went down — taking their lives among the nine people aboard the private helicopter.
A “Celebration of Life” memorial service was held in their honor on February 24. “The audience stood up and clapped as she walked in and sat down in the front row,” an eyewitness told In Touch at the time. During the ceremony, Vanessa shared some heartbreaking remarks. “I loved the way she looked up at me while hugging me,” she said of Gianna, 13. “It was as if she was soaking me all in. I miss looking at her beautiful face.”
As for her longtime love, she added, “He was the most amazing husband. Kobe loved me more than I could ever express or put into words. I have no idea how I deserved a man who loved or wanted me more than Kobe.” We’re happy to see the Bryants are staying in high spirits during this hard time.
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