Vanessa Bryant recreates photo in touching tribute to late daughter Gianna

Vanessa Bryant recreates an adorable family photo in touching tribute to her daughter Gianna

Vanessa Bryant
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Vanessa Bryant recreated an adorable family photo in touching tribute to her daughter Gianna, while she and her daughters holiday in Italy.

Vanessa Bryant shared an old photo of her late daughter Gianna sitting next to her big sister Natalia, who's now 18-years-old, looking happy as can be on a bench in the beautiful Italian island of Capri. In the same post she added a photo of her youngest children, daughters four-year-old Bianka and two-year-old Capri, sitting on the very same bench.

Vanessa captioned the post, "Missing my baby girl, Gigi. ❤️🍋🇮🇹🍋My #2. Mambacita."

Celebrity pals including Gigi Hadid, Courtney Lopez and Loren Ridinger rushed to comment on the post, with messages of love and support. Khloe Kardashian simply wrote," ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️." Patty Rodriguez commented. "Your beautiful baby girls 💜."

The family is on vacation on the stunning Italian island which is renowned for its natural beauty and glamour. Proud mom Vanessa has been sharing photos of her brood, who looked adorable in matching lemon print dresses.

The Bryants have been on an incredible European adventure, via a mega yacht of course, and are accompanied by another basketball spouse Cat Gasol. Cat's hubby, Pau Gasol, has been busy playing basketball for Team España and usually plays for Barcelona.

The happy shots are a joy to see after what's been a devastating period for the Bryant family. Shockwaves of devastation were felt across the globe after 13-year-old Gianna and her father Kobe Bryant died tragically in a helicopter crash on January 26 2020. The other passengers of this aircraft, including Gianna's teammates aged just 13 and 14 were also killed in the crash.

Vanessa Laine Bryant (L) and Kobe Bryant attend the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala Presented by Paul Mitchell at 3LABS on November 09, 2019 in Culver City, California.

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It's believed the cause of the crash was the pilot's decision to fly in dangerous weather conditions.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a statement that read, "The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause of this accident was the pilot's decision to continue flight under visual flight rules into instrument meteorological conditions which resulted in the pilot spatial disorientation and loss of control."

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