Vanessa Bryant remembers Gianna on her 18th birthday with old videos of her and Kobe

Vanessa Bryant is remembering Gianna and Kobe Bryant, who sadly passed away in a helicopter accident in January 2020.

Vanessa Bryant is remembering her daughter Gianna, who would have turned a special age. Gianna and her famous dad, Kobe Bryant, died in a helicopter crash when Gianna was only 13. Vanessa shared a heartfelt video on Instagram, showing moments from Gianna’s life and basketball journey. She wished Gianna a happy birthday, expressing love and pride. Vanessa also mentioned how this year would have been important for Gianna, with high school graduation and college decisions.

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Kobe Bryant, Vanessa Bryant, along with their daughters Gianna and Natalia, attended the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards in 2016 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Westwood, California.

Gigi was becoming famous in girls’ basketball even before she passed away. She was aiming to become a professional basketball player like her dad, Kobe. Vanessa, her mom, is proud of the positive changes they have made in sports.

She feels inspired by Gigi’s legacy and wants to encourage other girls. In old videos, Gigi is shown playing basketball, having fun with her sisters, and sharing special moments with her parents through secret handshakes.

Vanessa Bryant

Since Kobe, Gigi, and the others passed away in the helicopter crash, Vanessa and her daughters have been remembering them. Natalia, Gigi’s older sister, talked about how they support each other and find strength together. She mentioned in an interview that they learn a lot from each other.

Natalia also shared in a magazine that she wants to carry on her father’s and sister’s legacy by being the best version of herself and not putting pressure on herself for what’s ahead.

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