See How Kobe Bryant's Sister Sharia and Daughter Natalia Celebrated Vanessa's 39th Birthday

Olawale Ogunjimi
May 06, 2021
08:30 A.M.
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Kobe Bryant's loved ones duly honored his wife Vanessa Bryant for her 39th birthday as they shared heart-melting messages on social media to commemorate the occasion.


Kobe Bryant's oldest daughter, Natalia Bryant, and his sister, Sharia Washington, had the sweetest words to share on Instagram while celebrating his wife Vanessa Bryant's birthday.

Washington penned a sweet note to the celebrant and attached three lovely photos to the post. The first snapshot showed Vanessa looking ever-gorgeous in a stylish floral ruched dress. 

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant and their daughters, Natalia and Gianna, at the premiere of "A Wrinkle In Time" in Los Angeles on February 26, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images


The following slide had the two women locked in a warm embrace with big smiles for the camera. In the last slide, Washington showed her brother's widow rocking the stylish wear from the Mambacita clothing line. 

She praised Vanessa in her caption as she commended the star's strength. Likewise, Natalia had warming words for her star mom. She posted a mother-daughter photo of them as she captioned:

"Happy Birthday Mommy! I love you so much! [heart emoji]."


Vanessa's birthday comes a few days after she soulfully celebrated her late daughter, Gianna "Gigi" Bryant, on what would have been her 15th birthday. Gianna's birthday was on May 1, but her mommy gave an announcement a day before.

Vanessa and her oldest daughter opened up about their unique relationship and how they inspire each other.

Vanessa announced that she was launching the Mambacita Clothing line on her daughter's posthumous birthday to commemorate the occasion. She noted that the brand consists of unisex outfits and children's wear.


All profits from the fashion line would go into providing funds for the Mamba and Mambacita Foundation. Vanessa's announcement was followed by scores of pictures of her and Gianna's siblings modeling the tie-dye two pieces. 

Many celebrities showed their support as they also celebrated the late starlet's birthday. Stars like Gigi Hadid, La La Anthony, Khloé Kardashian, Ciara, and Mario Lopez showed their support. Athletes in the NBA were not left out. 


On May 1, Vanessa opened the floor on social media, sharing a message in memory of her teenage daughter. Many fans followed suit with scores of photos and clips honoring the young girl's memories. 

Gianna and her legendary dad, Kobe, were among nine passengers aboard a helicopter that crashed in the Calabasas area of California in 2020. Authorities certified that all nine passengers died. 

Since then, it's been about keeping their memories alive while moving on. Last month, Vanessa and Natalia joined the Bulgari x Vogue campaign for Mother's Day.

Vanessa and her oldest daughter featured in a short film, "A Mother's Legacy," as part of the campaign.  They also opened up about their unique relationship and how they inspire each other.