Nearly five months after the death of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, Vanessa Bryant is celebrating her youngest daughter's first birthday.
Vanessa, the mother of four, posted a tribute to her daughter Capri on Instagram as she turned one. The photo was a heartwarming photo of herself and Kobe with the baby girl, whose middle name is Kobe, a dedication for her basketball legend father.
People reported that Bryant posted the picture, but the mother has a private account.
"Happy 1st Birthday Capri! Mommy, Daddy, Nani, Gigi, and BB love you SO much!!!" she captioned the post. "God Bless you, sweet princess. ❤️ Capri Kobe Bryant, a.k.a. 'Koko-Bean' named after her dearly missed daddy, Kobe Bean Bryant ❤️."
"We miss you SO much Gigi and Daddy," added Vanessa, who also is a mother to Natalia, 17, and Bianka, 3.
Earlier this month, Vanessa Bryant showed off new ink honoring her late husband, Kobe Bryant, and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna, with wrist and neck tattoos.
Both tattoos appear to be words but are not completely visible. Bryant described them as "sweet messages."
“I wanted my boo boo’s @kobebryant sweet message transferred on me.” Bryant captioned one video as tattoo artist Nikko Hurtado tattooed her neck and shoulder. “Thank you! #inked #messagetransfer #BooBoo #throwback #tattooinmyhallway #QueenMamba #MambaMentality.”
Kobe and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, died in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, in January. The crash also killed seven other victims including Gianna’s basketball teammates, Payton Chester and Alyssa Altobelli. The WNBA picked the three girls as the honorary draftees in the 2020 draft.
Since then, Bryant has shared milestones with Kobe's followers on her official Instagram page.