Vanessa Bryant celebrates daughter Capri Kobe’s first birthday with heart touching post

“Happy 1st Birthday Capri! Mommy, Daddy, Nani, Gigi, and BB love you SO much!!! God Bless you sweet princess," she wrote with a photo of herself and the NBA legend cradling Capri


                            Vanessa Bryant celebrates daughter Capri Kobe’s first birthday with heart touching post
Vanessa Laine Bryant and Kobe Bryant (Getty Images)

Vanessa Bryant, on Saturday, June 20, celebrated the first birthday of her youngest daughter Capri.

Taking to Instagram, the 38-year-old wrote, “Happy 1st Birthday Capri! Mommy, Daddy, Nani, Gigi, and BB love you SO much!!! God Bless you sweet princess. Capri Kobe Bryant a.k.a. 'Koko-Bean' named after her dearly missed daddy, Kobe Bean Bryant. We miss you SO much Gigi and Daddy.”

She shared the message with a photo of herself and the NBA legend cradling Capri.

When the Bryants welcomed Capri last June, the Los Angeles Lakers star wrote on Instagram: “We are beyond excited that our baby girl ‘Koko’ has arrived!! #bryantbunch #4princesses #blessed.”

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died on January 26 alongside seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. On May 1, Gianna would have tuned 14. 

Since Kobe and Gianna’s death, Vanessa has shared about her other daughters Natalie, Bianka, and Capri often on Instagram.

In May, when Capri took her first steps. Vanessa shared on Instagram, “My baby!!!! So proud of my Koko Bean. Capri took her first steps from her auntie Sophie to mama today.”

The message was shared with a video where Vanessa reaches out her arms to Capri, who then walks over to her to the delight of everyone in the room. “I knew you were going to do it,” exclaims Vanessa in the video.

Last week, Vanessa revealed why she had blocked the Instagram fan accounts dedicated to Kobe and Gianna. Through an Instagram story, she explained that she and her daughter Natalia decided to block the accounts because it was difficult seeing pictures of Kobe and Gianna. 

“Thanks so much for all the love,” she wrote. “@nataliabryant and I have unfortunately had to block fan pages because it's been really hard to go online and constantly see pics of our beloved Gigi and Kobe under every single square of our explore pages.”

“We love you all but please understand that we had to do this for our own healing not because we don’t appreciate your love,” Vanessa added. 

Vanessa also made her Instagram account private, as did Natalia. “Thank you all so much for all the love and support,” Natalia wrote. “Many of you may have noticed the recent switch to a private account. My mom and I have had to, unfortunately, block fan pages because they keep reposting our pics. This makes it 10x harder to deal with our loss.”

“We hope that people understand that, although these fan pages have good intentions, they make moving forward harder since they are constant reminders… We love all of your sweet intentions and we hope you understand.”

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