Vanessa Bryant prepares for Easter at dwelling along with her daughters


Vanessa Bryant is making ready to have fun her first Easter with out her NBA husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna, each of whom died in a January helicopter crash.

The 37-year-old mom took to Instagram on Saturday, at some point earlier than Easter, to put up a darling video of her two youngest kids joyfully opening an outsized blue Easter egg. Sporting toy glasses and a pink pajama set with white hearts, daughter Bianka, three, hammers on the egg whereas Capri, 9 months, smiles and giggles.

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“Okay look, there’s treats inside! Let’s see what’s in there,” says Vanessa, serving to to interrupt the egg open and pull out the stuffing.

“Can I eat it?” Bianka asks, to which her mother replies, “Yeah, child bites although.”

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Sunday would be the first Easter with out Kobe, 41, and Gianna, 13, who died together with seven others when their helicopter crashed in Calabasas, Calif., on Jan. 26. The couple additionally has a 17-year-old daughter named Natalia.

In March, Bryant shared a touching Instagram video marking the two-month anniversary of her husband and daughter’s deaths. The clip featured Kobe discussing Gianna, who was nicknamed Gigi, and her love of basketball.

“She began out enjoying soccer, which is one in every of my favourite sports activities as nicely,” Kobe stated within the clip. “Then, when she requested about studying the sport of basketball and I began instructing her piece by piece, she began having fun with it and loving it and now she performs every single day.”

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The video exhibits Kobe and Gigi trying pleased collectively whereas sitting on the basketball court docket.

“It’s been a pleasure to observe her develop and to be there every single day for that course of,” Kobe continued. “Her temperament is loads like mine. She’s extraordinarily aggressive, very fiery and backs down from no problem. So, she has a combination — she has a very good mixture of me and a very good mixture of her mama, in order that makes her much more aggressive than I’m.”

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Final month, Vanessa shared a photo of the household posing in entrance of a painted mural of the basketball star and Gigi, with a halo over their heads. Vanessa sported a pair of darkish sun shades as she carried Capri in a single arm, with Bianka in entrance and Natalia by her facet. The caption contained lyrics to the tune “Smile” by Nat King Cole.

Vanessa, who married Kobe in 2001, has expressed her grief on social media.

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“My mind refuses to simply accept that each Kobe and Gigi are gone,” Vanessa wrote in a February Instagram post. “I can’t course of each on the similar time. It’s like I’m making an attempt to course of Kobe being gone however my physique refuses to simply accept my Gigi won’t ever come again to me. It feels fallacious. Why ought to I have the ability to get up one other day when my child woman isn’t having the ability to have that chance?!”

Vanessa added. “…I do know what I’m feeling is regular. It’s a part of the grieving course of. I simply wished to share in case there’s anybody on the market that’s skilled a loss like this…”

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