Vanessa Bryant and her model daughter Natalia gave fans a more intimate look at their mommy–daughter dynamic in a new ad for Lancôme.
Just in time for the holidays, the widow of Kobe Bryant, 39, and her eldest daughter, 18, were tapped to star in a joint holiday campaign for the makeup giant which was released Friday.
In the video they got ready together and shared some bathroom talk, as their sweet relationship was framed through a beauty lense. Vanessa and Natalia both looked radiant as they got all dolled up while wearing matching pajama sets.
The ‘get ready with me’ style video, showed the ladies applying some of their favorite products and talking beauty hacks before taking a walk down memory lane. ‘When was the last time we got ready together for something?’ Natalia asks her mom, as Vanessa remarks, ‘It’s been so long.’
The conversation turns nostalgic as the mother of four recalls the first time she helped the now-college student get ready for an event. ‘The first time I helped you get ready for prom it was very emotional. Actually it was your first school dance — it was Homecoming. And you came down the stairs and then I was in tears,’ Vanessa shared. ‘Cuz you’re all grown up.’
After the ladies got ready they showed off glamorous evening wear and showered each other with compliments. Vanessa confessed that she liked her daughter’s more natural makeup look because it ‘compliments your gorgeous face,’ while Natalia added that she liked her mom’s bold red lip because it matched her dress.
‘So grown up, you’re gonna make me cry,’ the wife of the late NBA star remarked as her lip slightly quivered while trying to flash a soft smile. And both the ladies shared the holiday themed campaign to their Instagram as Natalia — who signed with IMG Models — wrote ‘so excited to be a part of of this @lancomeofficial holiday campaign with my mom.’
The upbeat yet sentimental ad comes amid Vanessa’s ongoing lawsuit against Los Angeles county for matters related to the January 26, 2020 helicopter crash which tragically killed Kobe and their daughter Gianna.
In October Vanessa was asked to undergo a psychiatric exam to evaluate ‘the extent and nature of her alleged emotional injuries’ over images of the helicopter wreckage, but the request was overturned by a judge.
In a December 8 filing she claimed ‘For the rest of my life, one of two things will happen: either close-up photos of my husband’s and daughter’s bodies will go viral online, or I will continue to live in fear of that happening.’