Vanessa Bryant shared a sweet video of her husband Kobe talking about coaching their daughter Gianna basketball on Instagram on Thursday.
Kobe, who died aged 41, and Gianna, 13, were tragically killed in a helicopter crash in in Calabasas, California in January, along with seven other people.
Talking about his beloved daughter in the throwback clip, Kobe said: ‘She started out playing soccer, which is one of my favorite sports as well.
Remembering them: Vanessa Bryant shared a sweet throwback video of husband Kobe Bryant talking about coaching daughter Gianna in a sweet video two months after their tragic deaths
Kobe said: ‘It’s been a joy to watch her grow and to be there everyday for that process’ when he spoke about watching Gigi grow
‘But then when she asked about learning the game of basketball, I started teaching her piece by piece, and she started enjoying it and loving it and now she plays every day.’
He continued: ‘It’s been a joy to watch her grow and to be there everyday for that process.
‘Her temperament is a lot like mine. She’s extremely competitive, very fiery, and backs down from no challenge.
Heartbroken Vanessa has been going through an agonising time after losing her loved ones in a helicopter crash in Calabasas (pictured in February)
His pride and joy: Kobe had a look of incredible pride while talking about his beloved daughter
He said: ”She’s a good mix of me and good mix of her mama, so that makes her even more competitive than I am’
‘She’s a good mix of me and good mix of her mama, so that makes her even more competitive than I am.’
Vanessa, 37, captioned the clip with a series of love hearts.
Kobe and Vanessa married in April 2001 and they first met on the set of a music video when she was 17 and still at high school.
They had three other daughters – Natalia, Bianca and Capri, who was born last summer.
Last week, Vanessa took to Instagram to share a tribute tattoo a fan had done for Kobe and Gigi.
Honored: Fans are still finding ways to honour Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi, nearly two months after their tragic deaths and Vanessa was a fan of this tribute tattoo
‘Just came across this. So amazing,’ Vanessa, 39, wrote. ‘What a BEAUTIFUL tribute to my Gigi and Kobe.’
She went on to say ‘Kobe would never want to outshine our baby girl. Thank you for honoring them together.’
Tagging the person you commissioned the tattoo and Butcher, the artist, she said ‘This is really beautiful.’
The large body art, done on the majority of someone’s shin, the piece seems to be a near-exact replica of selfie Kobe, 41, and Gigi, 13, last September during a trip to Disneyland.
In great detail, the tattoo showed the selfie of the father and daughter duo cuddled up, with Gigi in a denim jacket and Minnie Mouse ears with a bow as she wrapped her arms around Kobe’s neck.
Butterflies flying away from the two were added in the tattoo on top of the colorful backdrop.
Below the portrait were two chairs with flowers, one with Gigi’s number 2 Mamba Academy jersey and the other with Kobe’s number 24 Lakers jersey.
A closer look: In great detail, the tattoo showed the selfie of the father and daughter duo cuddled up, with Gigi in a denim jacket and Minnie Mouse ears with a bow as she wrapped her arms around Kobe’s neck
The scene was from the first Lakers home game after the passing of Kobe and Gigi, along with seven others, on January 26. Behind the chairs honoring Kobe and Gigi, as in real life, was a sea of chairs covered with number 24 T-shirts.
Along with Gigi, Vanessa and Kobe shared three other daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, aged three, and Capri, nine-months.
Vanessa has petitioned the court to have Capri added as a beneficiary of Kobe’s trust, joining her, Natalia and Bianka.
According to a ‘petition to modify trust’ filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday, Vanessa asked that the trust be amended so that it includes 9-month-old Capri, who was born after the document was last updated.
Now, it’s been revealed Vanessa is trying to fast track the petition, telling the judge it’s urgent ‘due to court closures caused by the global pandemic’.
The widower wants to get her affairs in order because she’s not sure how the court system is going to function in the coming months, reports TMZ.
In Vanessa’s filing she asks for a judge to appoint a guardian ad litem for Bianka and Natalia, as well as Capri. It’s a standard procedure to appoint a guardian to look after the individual interests of children.
The documents state Kobe created the trust to provide for his wife and children in 2003. It has been amended several times, the last in 2017.
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