Vanessa Bryant and daughters Natalia, Bianka and Capri celebrated their first Easter without Kobe and Gianna “Gigi” Bryant on Sunday.
The wife of the late NBA star took to Instagram to share an adorable side-by-side photo of 17-year-old Natalia with 9-month-old Capri, and herself with 3-year-old Bianka, who were all smiles as they showed off their Easter Sunday looks.
Vanessa and the family started their Easter celebrations early. On Saturday, the mom shared a video of daughters Bianka and Capri getting into the holiday spirit by breaking open a big chocolate Easter egg filled with sweet treats.
"Easter Treats!🐰Bianka & Capri 💕Thank you @jeffleatham," Vanessa captioned the post.
This marks the first Easter holiday since Kobe and 13-year-old Gianna, as well as seven other victims, died in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on January 26. They were honored during a massive, emotional memorial service at the Staples Center on February 24, where Vanessa spoke publicly for the first time since the accident.
Last month, Vanessa also shared a photo with her three daughters in front of a tribute mural honoring Kobe and Gigi. She posted the sentimental moment on Instagram and included lyrics to Nat King Cole's song “Smile" in the caption.
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Smile: by Nat King Cole Smile though your heart is aching Smile even though it's breaking When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by If you smile through your fear and sorrow Smile and maybe tomorrow You'll see the sun come shining through for you Light up your face with gladness Hide every trace of sadness Although a tear may be ever so near That's the time you must keep on trying Smile, what's the use of crying? You'll find that life is still worthwhile If you just smile That's the time you must keep on trying Smile, what's the use of crying? You'll find that life is still worthwhile If you just smile
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