March 20, 2020
Vanessa Bryant took some minutes away from mourning the loss of her husband, Kobe Bryant, and their daughter Gianna, to celebrate her sister-in-law's new milestone.
Although Vanessa Bryant is still mourning the deaths of her husband, Kobe Bryant, and their daughter Gianna, she couldn't keep from celebrating her sister-in-law, Sharia Washington, who became a year older recently.
Vanessa Laine Bryant attends the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala presented by Paul Mitchell on November 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images
Vanessa had also filed a wrongful death lawsuit that accused the helicopter's pilot, Ara Zobayan, of being careless.
Through the post's caption, Vanessa stated "Happy birthday, Ria. Love you" which her followers loved and appreciated through the thousands of likes they gave the post.
In addition to the nearly 500,000 likes that the post has received, many others took to its comment section to wish Sharia well.
Vanessa's life had taken a tragic turn after her husband and their daughter along with seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash that occurred in January.
Later in February, the Bryant family had hosted a memorial service for Kobe and Gianna, which saw the entire family attending. Those who were seen at the event included Sharia and Kobe's mother, father, Sharia and the deceased's other sister, Shaya Tabb.
Besides his wife, no other family member spoke at the service, although Shaquille O'Neal, the late basketballer's former teammate, paid his respects to the family during his speech.
Vanessa Bryant speaks during The Celebration of Life for Kobe & Gianna Bryant at Staples Center on February 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images
Soon after the tribute service, Daily Mail shared that Vanessa had asked a judge to adjust her late husband's trust.
According to the petition, which the news outlet claimed to be filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, Vanessa asked that the trust be altered so that it includes 9-month-old Capri, who was born after the document's last update.
The trust, which was created by Kobe in 2003 to provide for his wife and children, has been reportedly reworked several times, the last time being in 2017.
Vanessa had also filed a wrongful death lawsuit that accused the helicopter's pilot, Ara Zobayan, of being careless. The mother-of-four also alleged that Ara had shown negligence by flying under cloudy conditions that should have led him to abort the flight.