‘Love you for life’: Vanessa Bryant and LaLa Anthony bond as they take their children ice-skating at the Rockefeller Center

Vanessa Bryant and LaLa Anthony took their children to New York’s Rockefeller Center to ice-skate during the holiday season.



The 39-year-old widow of Kobe Bryant and LaLa, also 39, have been close friends for years, since both have been married to major NBA stars, but have grown closer following Kobe’s tragic death.



Vanessa recently brought her three daughters, Natalia, 18, Bianka, 5, and Capri, 2 on the East Coast trip, while LaLa arrived with her son, Kiyan, 14.

It’s been a trying time for LaLa lately, as she filed for divorce from her NBA player husband Carmelo Anthony in June this year after 11 years of marriage.



Both Vanessa and LaLa documented their trip on their Instagram pages, where LaLa was happily reminded of the joy that the holidays bring. ‘Yesterday I was reminded what the holidays are supposed to feel like,’ TV personality LaLa said.

‘We had the best day with Vanessa Bryant and the girls. We laughed until our stomachs hurt and definitely reflected on so many things to be grateful for. Love you for life V.



‘ LaLa has taken on an ‘Auntie’ role in the Bryant daughters lives after the tragic passing of Kobe, and has even gone on to express that the Bryant girls are like cousins to her son, Kiyan.

The family trip consisted of a day of ice skating at Rockefeller Center, where the girls opted to use the penguin gliders provided for beginners and young skaters.



Rockefeller Center and Coach were very hospitable to the Bryant family during their stay, even gifting the girls holiday presents.

After the day spent on the rink, LaLa, Vanessa and their kids went to Nobu and enjoyed some ‘yummy’ sushi and edamame. The Newport Beach native went on to document the rest of their New York City trip to her 15 million Instagram followers, which included a trip to the Museum of Ice Cream.

Vanessa is proud mom when it comes to spending time with her girls, often sharing their activities on her Instagram. A place they are especially fond of is Disneyland, where Kobe and Vanessa always loved to go for date nights.

Natalia has just concluded her first semester at USC, but being so close to home allows her to still spend time with her younger sisters and mom.