Happy birthday, Natalia Bryant! The eldest daughter of Kobe and Vanessa Bryant turned 19 on January 19, a milestone sometimes referred to as someone’s “golden birthday.”
To celebrate, mom Vanessa posted a new photo of her daughter to Instagram — and people are noticing the striking mother-daughter resemblance.
“Happy 19th Birthday @nataliabryant !!! It’s your GOLDEN birthday!!! We love you SO much!!!!!” the proud mom captioned a photo of her daughter wearing a bright blue chunky knit sweater and bearing an uncanny resemblance to her mom.
Friends and fans were quick to chime in with celebratory birthday greetings. Singer Ciara wrote, “HBD Nani Boo! We love you so much!”
“Happiest Birthday beautiful sweetest @nataliabryant,” fashion designer Rachel Zoe chimed in.
“I have always been interested in fashion since a very young age,” she wrote in an Instagram post announcing the news. “I have a love for the industry and ever since I can remember I wanted to model. There is a lot to learn but I feel this is a great opportunity for me to learn and express myself creatively.”
“Tears of joy. I’m SO happy for you Nani!” Vanessa Bryant wrote on Instagram at the time. “I know daddy is so PROUD OF YOU. I am so PROUD OF YOU!! Your hard work and dedication was so worth it.
In an interview with Teen Vogue in September 2021, Natalia opened up about losing her father and 13-year-old sister Gianna in a helicopter crash in January 2020.