Vanessa Bryant has celebrated what would have been her late daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant‘s 15th birthday. She shared a touching message to her second eldest daughter, who died in a tragic helicopter crash with her dad Kobe Bryant, and seven others in January 2020. “Dear Gianna, Happy 15th Birthday! I love you!” Vanessa captioned her May 1 post, which featured a throwback pic of the pair hugging each other and flashing big smiles at the camera.
“I miss you everyday! I wish you were here with us. There are no words to express how much I miss you,” she added. “I love you Mamacita!” On her IG Story, the proud mom added, “Mommy, Daddy, Nani, B.B. and Koko love you and miss you so much!” In a second post which featured Vanessa and her three daughters, she unveiled a limited edition MAMBACITA x DANNIJO tie-dye capsule collection.
“Today is my Baby’s Birthday. When I thought about how best to celebrate Gianna’s birthday with so many who loved her, I knew it had to be a combination of sharing her bright and fun personality with her sense of purpose and passion that would help make a difference in this world. Gianna was kind, energetic, a leader, and had so much MAMBACITA swag,” she wrote.