Vanessa Bryant Pays Tribute to Late Husband Kobe On Daughter Natalia’s 21st Birthday – “Best Girl Daddy”

by Grace Somes
Natalia Bryant and Kobe Bryant || Image credit: @nataliebryant

The doting widow honored her eldest daughter while celebrating her husband’s memory in its purest form. 

On January 19, Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram to wish her daughter Natalia Bryant a happy birthday

The proud mom shared a reel of a compilation video with her more than 15 million followers on her social media

The 41-year-old celebrated Natalia turning 21 with a short clip featuring various photos of Natalia from her childhood to the present day.

The video montage of photos had Stevie Wonder’s Happy Birthday song playing in the background. 

Additionally, Vanessa Bryant had a loving message for her firstborn on Friday.

“Happy birthday, 21st birthday @nataliabryant !!! We love you so much!!!! You are what every parent hopes and prays for. You are such a beautiful, strong, smart, loving young woman with the kindest soul, and I am so proud to be your mommy! I love you, mama! ❤️😘🎂🎉❤️,” Vaness Bryant captioned the video.

Bryant also took to her Instagram story to share a message from a Kobe fan page, which had posted a photo of the late basketball star

The photo featured the NBA star sitting in his Los Angeles Lakers jersey at the courtside and wearing the hospital bracelet he received at the time of Natalia’s birth. 

The caption revealed the photo was taken one day after Natalie was born.

“One day after the birth of Natalia Bryant, Kobe wore his hospital ID bracelet during the entire Lakers game,” the page wrote, along with a purple heart emoji. 

After resharing the post, Vanessa didn’t hesitate to add her own message. 

She celebrated her late husband, Kobe Bryant, remembering the close bond the father and daughter shared. She also tagged Natalia.

“Best Girl Daddy,” she wrote with two red heart emojis surrounding the words.

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