Vanessa Bryant shared a number of candy photographs of her and Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna, who would have turned 17 on Monday.
The Instagram photos confirmed Gianna with members of the family together with her mom and two of her sisters. One photograph confirmed a smiling Gianna driving a merry-go-round.
“Happy 17th birthday, baby girl,” Vanessa captioned her first submit. “I love you and miss you so much, sweet Angel.”
Gianna — whose nickname was Gigi — was 13 when she and Kobe Bryant had been killed in a January 2020 helicopter crash on their technique to her basketball recreation. Seven others additionally died within the crash in Calabasas, Calif.
Gigi was the second eldest of Kobe and Vanessa’s 4 daughters.
“We love you to the moon and back infinity +1,” Vanessa captioned one other submit Monday. “Forever & Always.”
Kobe, who was 41, married Vanessa in 2001. He gained 5 championships in 20 NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 2008 NBA MVP made 18 All-Star groups and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame months after his loss of life.
“Happy birthday, Gigi,” the Lakers commented on certainly one of Vanessa’s posts Monday.
In March, the Bryant household reached a virtually $29 million settlement with Los Angeles County after jurors discovered that sheriff’s deputies and firefighters took and shared photographs of the scene of the helicopter crash. That included $15 million that was beforehand awarded to Vanessa in a lawsuit towards the county.