Vanessa Bryant Posts Moving Photo of Daughter Gianna Ahead of Christmas

by Halle Ames

In an emotional post, Vanessa Bryant pays tribute to her daughter Gianna who died earlier this year in a helicopter crash along with Kobe Bryant, Gianna’s father, and seven others.

As the first year without her husband or one of her daughters for Christmas, it will surely be an emotional time in the Bryant family.

Vanessa Bryant Pays Tribute to Daughter Gianna

Vanessa Bryant posted a beautiful photo of her third of four daughters. The black and white image shows Gianna, nicknamed Gigi for short, standing straight-faced, while her arms are crossed. Her long dark hair is out as it blows in the wind. The young basketball star looks stunning as she wears a white sleeve shirt with polka dots.

The mother captioned the photo very simply with “❤️ Gianna ❤️.”

Vanessa also shares videos of a massive decorative gingerbread house from Khloe Kardashian, which she shared on his Instagram story. On the roof of the house, the names of the Bryant family members are written. Kobe and Gianna’s names also featuring angel wings.

In addition, in early May, the mourning mother posted for Gianna’s birthday. She would have been fourteen years old.

Vanessa Bryant shares her love for her Gigi and the things she misses most about her, along with a picture of Gianna with a big smile and rocking Mickey Mouse gear.

The Accident

On January 26, 2020, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, as well as seven other passengers and a pilot were aboard the helicopter. The group was heading towards Mamba Sports Academy, which the professional athlete started. There, Kobe Bryant was scheduled to coach Gianna’s basketball team. The likely reason for the crash was due to poor weather conditions, including thick fog that might have been made for visibility issues during the flight.