The 17-year-old is about to start her senior year of high school
Natalia Bryant is going back to school, and her mom Vanessa Bryant recently uploaded a picture on her Instagram account of Natalia smiling and holding a sign that read: “Back to school 2020. This year looks different but I will succeed.” The photo was captioned: “Our #Senior @nataliabryant #12thgrade #distancelearning #backtoschool #KobeBryantDay,” by Vanessa. Fans were quick to rush over to the comments section to talk about her resemblance to her dad Kobe, and others wished her luck on her final year.
Life without Kobe
Kobe would’ve turned 42 on August 23, and Natalia posted a heartfelt tribute on Instagram, of him holding her as a baby and wrote below: “Happy Birthday Dad. I miss your smile, laugh and big bear hugs. Happy Birthday to the best movie buddy I could have ever asked for. I will always remember our late night drives to the movie theatre with the windows rolled down and listening to our favourite songs. I love you forever and always. Always, Slim.”
Vanessa Bryant also posted a touching tribute and said that her three daughters are the ones who are keeping her strong during this difficult time. “I miss you both so much. Our lives feel so empty without you and GiGi. I’ve been completely broken inside,” she wrote.
Natalia will be heading back to school eight months after the tragic helicopter crash on January 26, 2020 where Kobe and her sister Gianna, along with passengers Alyssa, John and Keri Altobelli, Payton and Sarah Chester, Christina Mauser, and Pilot Ara Zzobayan lost their lives. Now Kobe and Gianna’s legacy will be carried forward by Vanessa and Natalia, along with her sisters, 3-year-old Bianka, and 1-yesr-olf Capri.
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