The late Kobe Bryant’s oldest daughter with wife Vanessa Bryant, Natalia Bryant, is making her own way into the spotlight. Starting her freshman year at the University of Southern California, the 18-year-old has a significant social media presence with an impressive 2.7 million followers on Instagram. At the top of her game, the young go-getter also just landed a contract with IMG Models to pursue a modeling career while studying film.
Standing at nearly six feet tall, Bryant’s prominence cannot be denied. She recently sat down with Teen Vogue for her first cover story. Curiously, her mother, Vanessa Bryant, who was with her for the high-end photoshoot, refused to comment about her daughter’s newfound success.
The family Kobe Bryant left behind
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In the early days of 2020, the former Los Angeles Lakers basketball player died in a helicopter crash with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant. The NBA Hall of Famer left behind his wife of 20 years and his three other daughters, Natalia, Bianka Bella, and Capri Kobe. The matriarch of the Bryant family, Vanessa, met her husband when she was only 17. Despite obstacles, they remained together until his death.
According to Republic World, the five-time NBA champion had a strained relationship with his parents. Following his untimely death, “his parents grieved in private and provided no statement to the media.”