June 22, 2020
Kobe Bryant's wife was joined by her daughters as they celebrated her youngest, Capri Bryant's first birthday with a Disney-themed party at their home.
Recently, Vanessa celebrated her daughter, Capri Kobe Bryant's first birthday. In a touching birthday message, she referred to her by her nickname "Koko-Bean" and said she was named after her "dearly missed daddy, Kobe Bean Bryant."
In an interview years earlier, Kobe shared that when he met his wife, they bonded over their love for Disneyland and Disney movies. When they had children, it was a place they visited for special occasions.
Just weeks before Kobe's tragic death, he was pictured with his family at Disneyland. In her birthday tribute to Capri, Vanessa made mentioned that the family had planned to keep the tradition of going Disneyland.
In her caption, Vanessa admitted that she was concerned that they wouldn't be able to maintain the tradition amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
However, she got the help of a dessert shop in Los Angeles, California, called "Sweet Lady Jane." The shop created the Disneyland castle for Natalia, the Walt Disney World castle for Gianna, Disneyland Paris for Bianka, and Disneyland Tokyo for Capri.
Only a day before Vanessa celebratedher youngest daughter's first birthday
; she honored Kobe with a Father's Day tribute.
Along with a heart-warming photo of Kobe with his four daughters, Vanessa gushed that he was a great father and expressed that she missed him a great deal.
Daily Mail reports, Vanessa also shared rarely seen photos from Capri's first photo shoot, which was taken a year ago.
The images showed Capri wrapped in a white blanket while Kobe and Vanessa cradled her as they stared lovingly at their newborn.
Vanessa's birthday messages to Capri come only days after she and Natalia announced that they would be making changes to their Instagram accounts.
In a statement, they both said that they were making their accounts private and removed their fan pages. The mother of four said she appreciated the outpour of public support. Still, she needed to limit the images of Kobe and Gianna circulating in their news feeds as they focus on healing.