Entertainment Sports Vanessa Bryant Shares Valentine's Day Tribute to Late Husband Kobe Bryant: 'Now, Forever, For Always' Vanessa Bryant previously said Valentine's Day was Kobe Bryant's "favorite holiday" By Benjamin VanHoose Benjamin VanHoose Twitter Benjamin VanHoose is an Associate Editor on the Movies team at PEOPLE. He's worked at PEOPLE for over three years as a writer and reporter across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial to the Oscars. He regularly covers red carpet events and has interviewed stars like Drew Barrymore, Ryan Reynolds and Kirsten Dunst. He previously worked as a copy editor at Topix Media Lab. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 14, 2021 02:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Vanessa Bryant is sharing a sweet Valentine's Day message to her late husband Kobe Bryant. On Sunday, Vanessa, 38, shared a throwback photo on Instagram of herself posing in bunny ears with Kobe while wishing him a happy Valentine's Day, just over one year after his death at age 41 on Jan. 26, 2020. "Happy Valentine's Day Boo-Boo. I love you for now, forever and for always. ❤️ @kobebryant #TiAmo," she captioned the image. For the holiday last year, the mother of four shared a photo of Kobe wrapping his arms around her and giving her a kiss on the cheek while she smiled at the camera. Underneath the photo, lyrics to Lauryn Hill's song "Tell Him" scrolled by. "To my forever Valentine, I love you so much," Vanessa wrote in the Instagram caption at the time. "Missing you so much on your favorite holiday. Te amo per sempre." Vanessa Bryant Honors 19th Wedding Anniversary with Late Husband Kobe: 'Wish You Were Here' Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. Commemorating their 19th wedding anniversary last April, their first since the NBA legend's death, Vanessa wrote on Instagram, "My king, my heart, my best friend. Happy 19th wedding anniversary baby," alongside a throwback photo of Kobe giving her a kiss on the cheek as they cuddled up together. "I miss you so much. I wish you were here to hold me in your arms. I love you," she added at the time. RELATED GALLERY: Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Through the Years The couple first met on the set of a music video in 1999, when Kobe was 20 and Vanessa was 17 — and shortly after their first date, which took place at Disneyland, they fell in love. The basketball star proposed to Vanessa after she turned 18, and the pair tied the knot on April 18, 2001. They went on to have four daughters together: Natalia, 18, Bianka, 4, Capri Kobe, 19 months, and Gianna, who also died in the helicopter crash with her father at age 13.