Kobe and Vanessa Bryant's daughters are appointed new guardians following Vanessa's requests.
Vanessa Bryant filed documents asking a judge to appoint the guardian ad listen for Bianka and Natalia, and another for Capri Kobe. This was done to get all legal affairs in order as soon as possible, especially with a possible government shutdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Bryant women have been on self-isolation for months now following the tragic deaths of Kobe and Gianna.
Vanessa Bryant at the premiere of Showtime’s “Kobe Bryant’s Muse” in February 2015 | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine
According to new legal documents obtained by TMZ, Erika Williams was appointed guardian ad listen for Natalia and Bianka, while James Summer represents Kobe's youngest, Capri. Meanwhile, Vanessa and Kobe's former agent Rob Pelinka are co-trustees of Kobe's trust, and the court instructed them to pay any expenses for Erika and James' roles as guardians.
Vanessa also asked the judge to amend her late husband's trust to include their youngest daughter, Capri. A judge is set to handle details of the trust at a later date. For now, adding guardians for their children was their priority.
The Bryant women have been on self-isolation for months now following the tragic deaths of Kobe and Gianna. There were only a handful of instances they were spotted out, and it's often in celebration of the lives of their late loved ones.
Kobe and Gianna tragically died in a helicopter crash in January, which also took the lives of seven others. Since then, the family and the world mourned the loss of one of NBA's greatest players and his prodigy.
Now that the Coronavirus pandemic has struck Los Angeles, Vanessa Bryant revealed she is grateful for her three children who keep her company during yet another trying time. The family is currently on an lockdown in their home after the California governor imposed it on the state.
The family joins millions around the world as they try and curb the spread of the highly-contagious virus. By staying at home and practicing social distancing, people limit the possibilities of adding to the growing number of patients diagnosed with COVID-19.