Vanessa Bryant posts heartfelt Tribute to late daughter on what would’ve been her 14th birthday


Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant has shared an emotional and heartfelt tribute to her daughter Gianna on what would’ve been her 14th birthday.

Friday May 1st would have been Gianna Bryant’s 14th birthday. She and her father, Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, were among the nine people who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 in Calabasas.

View this post on Instagram

Kobe Bryant's family

A post shared by (@atinkanews) on

SEE ALSO :Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe’s daughter sets the internet abuzz with new photos


In an Instagram post on Friday, Vanessa shared a photo of Gianna accompanied by a heart-wrenching message.

Vanessa Bryant, who has a tradition of posting a heartfelt message and touching photo on Instagram to celebrate her daughters’ birthdays, wrote ;

Happy 14th Birthday to my sweet baby girl, Gianna. Mommy loves you more than I can ever show you. You are part of MY SOUL forever. I miss you so much everyday. I wish I could wake up and have you here with me. I miss your smile, your hugs and your giggles. I miss EVERYTHING about YOU, Gigi. I LOVE YOU so much!!!!!!!”

See her post below :

Vanessa’s eldest daughter, Natalia Bryant, also paid tribute to her little sister on Instagram, writing, “Happy 14th Birthday Gigi! I miss your smile everyday but I know you’re always smiling down on us from heaven with daddy. I LOVE YOU.”

See post below :

It’s been just over three months since Gianna and dad Kobe Bryant passed away. The father-daughter duo were two of nine people who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif.

SEE ALSO :Tears as Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna laid to rest in private funeral