logo
Getty Images
Getty Images

LL Cool J's Wife Simone Smith Honors Gianna Bryant by Wearing a 'Mambacita' Sweatshirt

Comfort Omovre
May 17, 2021
02:10 A.M.

Simone Smith shared a picture of herself wearing a tie-dye sweatshirt and matching pants, paying tribute to the late NBA star Kobe Bryant's daughter, Gianna "Gigi" Bryant.

Advertisement

Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna "Gigi" Bryant have passed on, but the words, thoughts, and actions of their family, loved ones, friends, and fans worldwide mean they will always live in the hearts and minds of many.

LL Cool J's wife Simone Smith showed one of the many ways Kobe and Gigi's memories continue to live forever in a recent post Smith shared with fans on her Instagram page.

Simone Smith and LL Cool J at the Ulmer Institute Launch Celebration in Beverly Hills, California, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images

Simone Smith and LL Cool J at the Ulmer Institute Launch Celebration in Beverly Hills, California, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images

In the post, Smith shared a picture that showed her clad in a tie-dye Mambacita sweatshirt and matching joggers. She sat on a shiny gray sofa and smiled as she posed for the camera.

In the post's caption, Smith said she was wearing the gorgeous outfit with love and admiration in Gigi's loving memory and in support of the amazing work Vanessa Bryant is doing with the Mambacita Sports Foundation. She concluded:

Advertisement

"Thank you Vanessa 🦋💜🦋 #Gigi #2 #mambacita."

Advertisement

The Mambacita clothing line was launched on May 1, which coincided with Gigi's posthumous 15th birthday. It was released in honor of her life and legacy.

Vanessa and her oldest daughter, Natalia Bryant, modeled the new clothing line on April 30. The mom shared pictures of the athleisure collection on her Instagram page.

Her condition was difficult, but she found the will to live, thanks to her husband and family.

Advertisement

She revealed that proceeds from the sales would go to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation. Expectedly, the new clothing line sold out by early afternoon on the day of its release.

Besides remembering Kobe and Gigi's memories and supporting Vanessa, Smith's promotion of the clothing collection shows her charitable side, which her fans have always known.

Advertisement

It would be recalled that she was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in 2004 and had little chance of survival. However, she underwent a 15-hour surgery to replace a bone in her right leg.

Following the surgery, Smith went through a lengthy rehabilitation. Her condition was difficult, but she found the will to live, thanks to her husband and family.

Advertisement

After beating cancer, Smith turned her cancer battle into a charitable business and has partnered with the American Cancer Society, raising over $250,000 for the organization since her diagnosis.

LL Cool J and

have been married for

and are parents to four children, son Najee, 31, and daughters, Italia, 30, Samaria, 25, and Nina, 20.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Johnny Depp’s Only Daughter, 24, Flaunts Figure in Pink Crop Top & Low-Hanging Skirt in Public Outing

April 28, 2024

Woman's Actions after Yelling at Daughter Touched People Deeply – 'You're Healing My Inner Child'

February 29, 2024

Angelina Jolie, 48, Debuts New Commemorative Tattoo, Igniting Mixed Reactions

April 17, 2024

Simone Biles Turns 27: Inside Her Life after Addressing Pregnancy Rumors

March 15, 2024

7 Times People Met Real-Life Karens Who Think They Own the World

April 11, 2024

Meghan Markle Debuts Her New Alias & the Public Supports Her — Details

February 14, 2024

Two Sisters Mock Elder One Who Gets Only Dusty Old Trunk from Their Late Mother — Story of the Day

February 13, 2024

Unfaithful Husband Doesn’t Expect an Ordinary Box of Pizza Would Expose Him – Story of the Day

March 12, 2024

Meghan Markle Makes Bold Statement with New Alias in Freshly Launched Website

February 19, 2024

Inside King Charles' Alleged Love Relations With Woman Who Died 3 Months After Princess Diana

April 05, 2024

Fixing Old Widow’s Roof, Men Find Stash Her Husband Left and Decide to Stay Silent about It – Story of the Day

April 29, 2024

Simone Biles in $120 Wedding Dress Blasted for Unkempt Hair – Olympic Star 'Hungry' During Childhood Responds

May 23, 2024

Widower Liam Neeson Turns 72: See His Messy Gray-Haired Look in a Rare Family Pic That Sparked Reactions

June 07, 2024

8 Beauty Icons of the ’80s Whose Daughters Didn’t Inherit Their Looks – Photos

April 22, 2024