Vanessa Bryant is inarguably a strong woman. After losing her husband, Kobe Bryant, and daughter, Gigi Bryant, last year, the 39-year-old mother of four has shown incredible strength and resilience in the face of such hardship.
Along with her daughters, Vanessa Bryant has kept the memory of Kobe and Gigi Bryant alive through touching tributes. Most recently, Vanessa Bryant shared an especially moving tribute to her late daughter, Gianna, on her Instagram page.
The first photo in the post shows Gigi and Natalia, sitting on a beautiful tiled bench in Capri, Italy.
The youngest Bryant sisters are wearing matching lemon-patterned dresses. It is remarkable how similar the two younger girls look to their older sisters.
For the past week, Vanessa has been sharing pictures of her European vacation with her followers on Instagram. Before her visit to Italy, Vanessa Bryant and her daughters made stops in Croatia and the French Riviera.
It makes sense that Vanessa would take her daughters to the country their father grew up in. Kobe Bryant loved Italy so much that he and Vanessa purposefully gave his daughters Italian names to honor the country he grew up in.
Italy’s basketball federation ordered a minute of silence before every basketball game the week after Bryant’s death.
“It’s a small but heartfelt and deserved gesture to honor the life and memory of Kobe Bryant, an absolute champion who always had Italy in his heart,” said the federation’s president in a statement.
We’re glad that Vanessa Bryant is showing her daughters a slice of their late father’s life. And we’re also glad to see that she keeps the spirit of Gianna alive through her youngest daughters.