Vanessa Bryant and Her Daughters Mark First Easter Since Kobe and Gianna's Deaths
This is the first Easter Vanessa Bryant will celebrate with her children since the deaths of her husband Kobe Bryant and their daughter Gianna
Starting off the celebrations a day early, Vanessa, 37, shared a sweet video of her daughters Bianka, 3, and 9-month-old Capri.
At the start of the clip, Bianka gently tries to break into a large Easter egg decorated with daisies while making sure to shield herself with a pair of protective glasses — as her younger sister looks on with a quizzical look on her face.
“I’ll help you,” the mother of four replies, before using her strength to start to break the egg for the goodies inside.
“Oh look, there are treats inside — let’s see what’s in there,” the proud parent adds, as her baby girl smiles brightly. “Is that funny Koko Bean? Is that so cute?”
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As the adorable video continues, Bianka appears to be full of enthusiasm as her mother reveals all of the sweets hidden inside the festive egg. “Look — there’s chocolate,” Vanessa says, as her daughter sweetly replies, “Can I eat it?”
Affectionately, Vanessa answers, “Yeah, baby bites.”
“Easter Treats!🐰🥚Bianka & Capri,” she captioned the video, which seemingly did not feature 17-year-old daughter Natalia.
A source recently told PEOPLE that Vanessa feels grateful to have spent so much time with her family in the months since the tragic accident, which also claimed the lives of seven others.
She’s “so grateful to have her kids and family around,” a source told PEOPLE, adding that the Bryant family is continuing to “stay at home like everyone else” amid California’s statewide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In the months following her husband’s death, Vanessa has also continued to speak up about his accomplishments, which have continued to accumulate.
“Obviously we wish that he was here with us to celebrate but it’s definitely the peak of his NBA career,” she said.
Vanessa also recently reflected on the success of the second book of the late NBA star’s series The Wizenard Series, which has become a New York Times Best Seller.
“5 championships 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆. 5 NYT bestsellers 📖📖📖📖📖. The Mamba strikes again. 🐍” she wrote alongside an Instagram photo of the book.