July 08, 2020
Natalia Bryant is the spitting image of her late sister, Gianna, in a new picture she posted to Instagram recently.
Natalia Bryant — the daughter of Vanessa Bryant and the late Kobe Bryant — looked exactly like her late sister, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, in a picture that she posted to her verified Instagram account some days ago.
Kobe Bryant, Vanessa Laine Bryant, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, and Natalia Diamante Bryant arrive at Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2016 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 14, 2016 in Westwood, California | Photo: Getty Images
The picture, which showed the 17-year-old on braids as she sat in a car, has already garnered more than 400,000 likes and nearly 7,000 comments. Amongst those comments were words of praises from her fans and celebrities like Ciara and Jessica Alba.
Kobe was always vocal about the strong connection he felt with his daughters even though his friends often teased him about it.
While Ciara wrote “so pretty,” along with the love emoji, Jessica simply said, “love.” Other commenters dropped several lovestruck, heart eyes, and fire emojis.
Natalia got the same show of love when her mother paid a touching tribute to Kobe and Gianna, using a photo that Natalia posed for, back in March.
According to Billboard, the teenager took a picture while standing in front of a portrait that was dedicated to the late Bryants. Although her mother shared the image alongside a moving caption to her Instagram page, the post has since been deleted.
The takedown of the image seemed in line with the steps that the surviving Bryants have taken to ensure they heal from their loss.
Vanessa Laine Bryant at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images
They made that move to ensure that their timelines weren’t filled with back-to-back posts of Kobe and Gianna because seeing those posts has made it difficult for them to move on.
Since Kobe and his daughter died in a helicopter crash that killed seven other people, fans and the media have been recalling all the times that the late basketball legend was a good father to his four daughters.
Insider previously disclosed that Kobe was always vocal about the strong connection he felt with his daughters even though his friends often teased him about it.