Her daughters are her most precious possession! Vanessa Bryant has been gushing about her and Kobe Bryant’s girls following his and their daughter Gianna’s tragic helicopter crash in January 2020.
The basketball legend, along with his 13 year-old son, died while on their way to Thousand Oaks, California, for a Mamba Sports Academy match.
Vanessa shared a sweet tribute in February 2020 to her husband, with a throwback picture of the NBA player. “#mybestfriend #theBestdaddy Miss you so much,” she wrote at the time. “#handsome #sweet #funny #silly #lovinghusband. Miss you saying, ‘Bonjourno principessa/reina.’”
The California native gave birth to her and Kobe’s first daughter, Natalia, in 2003. The couple welcomed Gianna three years later. Bianka was born in 2016 and Capri came in 2019.
Vanessa wanted to have “a boy more than” the Los Angeles Lakers player, he told AdditionalMarch 2019. “I love having girls — I’m super, super excited about that,” Kobe said at the time. “She is as well. She wanted a boy so he can be mama’s boy forever — that sort of thing. We’ll see if I can deliver, I don’t know. She’s like, ‘You go see if you can hit a clutch shot. You gave me all girls, let’s see if you can bring a boy!’ Nope, not yet. We’ll see.”
The Philadelphia native spoke out Jimmy KimmelGianna, who wanted to continue his basketball legacy, had WNBA dreams in October 2018.
He gushed to me in October 2019. The Los Angeles Times about his athletic daughter’s “curiosity on the court.” He said that Gianna was “something else,” explaining, “Even in a heated situation in a game where it’s going back and forth, she can detach herself and come to me and ask a very specific question, which is not common. She’ll come over and say, ‘OK, on this particular trap when I’m trying to close the gap but she’s getting on the outside, do I need to change my angle?’ It’s a very specific question. That’s pretty damn cool.”
TheMamba Mentality author wed Vanessa in 2001. Keep scrolling for her sweetest moments of motherhood after his death, from family photographs to Gianna tributes.