Vanessa Bryant shared a touching photo of her husband, Kobe Bryant, and the couple’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, who were two of the nine people killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday.
In the sweet photo, which is now Vanessa’s profile picture on Instagram, Kobe is looking down and smiling at his daughter while she looks up at him. Vanessa hasn’t spoken publicly since the deaths of her husband and daughter were announced on Sunday.
Vanessa was married to the retired NBA legend for more than 18 years. The couple’s surviving children are Natalia, 17; Bianka, 3; and Capri, 8 months.
In November 2019, the two celebrated the first day they met, 20 years earlier. They marked the occasion with a trip to Disneyland to “celebrate old school style,” Kobe wrote in an Instagram post.
The photo was taken during the 2016 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto. Kobe warmed up at the game with Gianna, who wore an oversize Bryant jersey, as can be seen in that and other photos from the event below.