Natalia Bryant, 17, is taking in the joy of her sister Bianka turning four while also remembering her late sister Gianna. The oldest daughter of Kobe and Vanessa Bryant shared two photos of the birthday girl to her Instagram account on Dec. 5 and one of them showed a smiling Gigi posing beside both Natalia and Bianka while standing at what appeared to be a soccer game. “Happy Birthday B.B Kiddo 🌟
Four Years Old Already….Such A Big Girl Now!” the proud big sister captioned the post.
The second photo included Bianka smiling while in a boat on the water as San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge could be seen in the background. The post brought on a lot of comments from followers, many of which loved the fact that Natalia made Gianna a part of the birthday celebration. “Gigi 💔,” one follower wrote while another sweetly said, “I’m sure Gigi is so proud of her❤️.”
Natalia’s known for sharing sentimental posts honoring different members of her family at special times so her latest one for Bianka doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. The loving daughter shared a birthday post for her late dad Kobe, who died with Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash in Jan., on Aug. 23 and included a gorgeous photo of the former Los Angeles Lakers player smiling at her and holding her chin when she was a baby.
“Happy Birthday Dad❤️ I miss your smile, laugh and big bear hugs,” she wrote in the caption. “Happy Birthday to the best movie buddy I could have ever asked for. I will always remember our late night drives to the movie theater with the windows rolled down and listening to our favorite songs. I love you forever and always. Always, Slim”
Natalia did the same for Gianna in May, when the young basketball player would have turned 14. “Happy 14th Birthday Gigi! I miss your smile everyday but I know you’re always smiling down on us from heaven with daddy. I LOVE YOU,” she wrote alongside a pic that showed the two of them hugging and posing with big smiles for the camera.