When it comes to Christmas traditions, the Bryant family aren’t ready to ‘let it go.’ Vanessa Bryant shared sweet snaps with her three daughters on her Instagram as she treated them to an evening at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Sunday.
The 39-year-old widow of the Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant revealed that this is an annual event for the family as she captioned the image: ‘Disney On Ice ~ Christmas Tradition [snowflake, two ice skates, snowflake, snowcone, snowflake, red heart emojis]
‘In one of the adorable snaps her three daughters – 18-year-old Natalia, five-year-old Bianka, and two-year-old Capri – all smiled big as they sat front row as they watched some of their favorite Disney characters including several from Frozen perform numbers on ice. The three girls certainly seemed in good spirits as they enjoyed sweet treats in the form of rainbow snowcones in pink mugs emblazoned with the image of Ariel from The Little Mermaid.
Vanessa also share a very cute snap of the youngest Capri standing while in awe of snowman Olaf from Frozen. The family bonding outing came just a day after Kobe and Vanessa’s eldest daughter Natalia took to TikTok Saturday with a montage of moments commemorating her first semester at the University of Southern California.
Natalia who is a film major, captioned the clip, ‘semester 1 @uscedu’ with an emoji of a green checkmark and a celebration emoji. In the montage, Natalia, who is older sister to the late Gigi, 13, Bianka, five, and Capri, two, was seen donning a Trojans letterman jacket, and attending events such as basketball games, Disneyland trips, and concerts with her friends. Vanessa, 39, commented on the clip, ‘I love you!’ Natalia also received supportive comments from WNBA legend Lisa Leslie and Euphoria actress Storm Reid.
Vanessa in March announced that Natalia had been accepted into the university in a clip in which Natalia donned a USC sweatshirt and said, ‘I got in!’ Vanessa said in the caption she had ‘tears of joy’ upon learning of Natalia’s educational milestone. ‘I’m SO happy for you Nani!’ she wrote. ‘I know daddy is so PROUD OF YOU. I am so PROUD OF YOU!! Your hard work and dedication was so worth it. You pushed through the most excruciating pain imaginable and you succeeded.
‘I wish Daddy and Gigi were physically here to celebrate but I know they’re here in spirit. We love you so much!’ Kobe and Gigi died with seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Also killed in the crash were pilot Ara Zobayan, 50, Payton Chester, 13, Sarah Chester, 46, Alyssa Altobelli, 14, Keri Altobelli, 46, John Altobelli, 56, and Christina Mauser, 38.Natalia in September spoke with Teen Vogue about her late father, calling him ‘just like the best girl dad ever. ‘I love talking about my dad. It’s bittersweet, but I enjoy talking about him more than it’s sad for me.’ Speaking about her upbringing, saying, ‘Growing up, my parents made it as normal as possible. Thank God they did. It’s not, “Oh she’s Natalia Bryant, she’s Kobe Bryant’s daughter.” A lot of times they saw me as “She’s just Nani.”‘