Late Kobe Bryant would definitely have been proud of his baby girl! Natalia Bryant recently celebrated her prom and the pictures shared after the event showed her looking beautiful.
The images featured her standing next to a luxurious car painted in the color of the famous transformer character, Bumble Bee. She captioned the post, "can you tell bumblebee is my favorite transformer??"
Kobe and Vanessa Bryant at the EIF Women's Cancer Research Fund's 16th Annual "An Unforgettable Evening" on May 2, 2013. | Photo: Getty Images
Natalia wore a simple white round neck for the shots, which she tucked into the denim pair of pants she had on. In the comment section, fans gushed over the beautiful snaps.
Vanessa Bryant, Natalia's mother, joined some fans to comment on them. She wrote, "We all know that Optimus Prime is my fav."
The images were posted some days after Vanessa, 39, accepted the honorary award on her late husband's behalf. Natalia was not in attendance for the ceremony, but it was for a good reason.
Vanessa once admitted that she wished she had someone like her daughter in her life while growing up.
Vanessa opened up about it in a post she shared via Instagram. She explained that her daughter had to miss the induction ceremony because she had prom on the same day.
Vanessa did not want her daughter to miss the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so she decided the 18–year–old could boycott the ceremony.
Still, Natalia found a way to be a part of the ceremonial event by joining her mother the day before in receiving Kobe Bryant's Hall of Fame jacket and ring during the Tip-Off Celebration and Awards Gala.
Besides Natalia, Vanessa is the mother of daughters Capri and Bianka. Her second-oldest daughter, Gianna, died alongside her husband in a tragic helicopter accident in 2020.
Since their death, the Bryant family has gotten even closer as they relied on each other to get past the pain. The bond between Natalia and Vanessa was strong before, but now it has become even more so.
Natalia makes sure to keep her mother's teachings fresh in her mind, and Vanessa once admitted that she wished she had someone like her daughter in her life while growing up.
She has also expressed pride in Natalia's social interactions, especially with her friends, pointing out her willingness to always be available to help out, a trait she shares with her father, who was loved by all for his charisma and skills.
Fans can't wait to see the great things she will wreak in the future.