Vanessa Bryant shares an emotional tribute on her late daughter's 15th birthday

by Helvine Achieng
May 3, 2021

Vanessa Bryant has shared an emotional tribute to her late daughter Gianna Bryant on what would have been her 15th birthday. Vanessa posted an image to her Instagram page of herself and Gianna, nicknamed 'Gigi', embracing and smiling with both wearing sunglasses.

"Dear Gianna, Happy 15th Birthday! [heart emoji, kiss emoji] I love you! I miss you everyday!"

Vanessa added: "I wish you were here with us. There are no words to express how much I miss you. I love you Mamacita! [red heart emoji] #15#Quincenera#Mambacita#Principessa ".

Gianna died in a helicopter crash in January 2020 alongside her father, American basketball legend Kobe Bryant, and seven others.

The grieving mother also further added,

 "Mommy, Daddy, Nani, B.B. and Koko love you and miss you so much!"

Supermodel Naomi Campbell penned: "Happy Birthday Gigi [red heart emoji, birthday cake emoji, red heart emoji, birthday cake emoji, red heart emoji]".

Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis commented: "Happy birthday Gianna!! You will be forever remembered. Forever loved [two yellow heart emojis]".

Euphoria actress Storm Reid commented: "Happy birthday Gigi!!! [sparkle emoji, little pink heart emojis]".

Vanessa recently launched a clothing line, the proceeds of which will go to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, a non-profit organization from Kobe that was relaunched by Vanessa following his death in tribute to the late father and daughter.