Gianna Bryants' Sister Natalia Honors Late Sister's 14th Birthday with a Heartbreaking Post
Three months and one week after the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, the Lakers' star oldest daughter Natalia recently paid tribute to her sister, celebrating her first posthumous birthday.
On May 1, which would have been Gianna's 14th birthday, her older sister, Natalia Bryant, took to her Instagram to remember her sister.
The seventeen-year-old shared a photo of her and her little sister locked in a warm embrace as they smiled at the camera. Natalia chose to remember her sister's happy face when she captioned the photo:
"Happy 14th Birthday Gigi! I miss your smile every day, but I know you're always smiling down on us from heaven with daddy. I LOVE YOU."
The world continues to mourn the loss of Natalia's father, Kobe Bryant, and her sister, Gianna. Natalia's followers are no exception as they fill the comment section with their emotional messages and words of encouragement for her.
Vanessa had also reflected on the passing of her husband while celebrating Mamba Day, which honors her husband's final NBA game before his retirement in 2016.
According to Hollywood Life, the past few months since the tragic helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and his second daughter Gigi including seven other passengers has been difficult for the Bryant Family.
Hollywood life reports that Kobe's wife, Vanessa Bryant, on April 18 sadly remembered what would have been her 19th wedding anniversary to Kobe and, most recently, last Friday when she would have been celebrating her daughter's 14th birthday.
In remembering her daughter, Vanessa wrote an emotional tribute on her Instagram page. The message came with a photo of her wearing a red bracelet with Gigi's name on it.
In the caption, she encouraged her followers to wear red, which was one of her daughter's favorite colors. She also explained that the bracelet she was wearing was for sale to support the Mamba and Mambacita foundation.
Many celebrities have started to purchase the bracelets, and they also took to their social media pages to show them off in honor of Gigi.
Entertainment Today shares that some of the celebrities who have bought the bracelet include Kelly Clarkson, Ciara, and Kim Kardashian-West.
Earlier last month, according to E Online, Vanessa had also reflected on the passing of her husband while celebrating Mamba Day, which honors her husband's final NBA game before his retirement in 2016.
The wife of the late Los Angeles' Lakers Basketball star remembered his wish to be present at every milestone. Unfortunately, that has not been the case. Vanessa and her three other daughters, including Natalia, have had to celebrate these milestones alone.