She celebrated youngest daughter Capri’s first birthday on Saturday, missed by her late husband, Kobe Bryant, and daughter, Gigi, following their tragic passing earlier in the year.
And Sunday saw Vanessa Bryant honor the NBA star once again, sharing a sweet family photo for Father’s Day.
The 38-year-old took to social media to share the sweet photo, calling him the ‘best daddy in the world.’
Honoring Kobe: Vanessa Bryant took to social media on Sunday to share a sweet tribute post to her late husband, Kobe Bryant, on the first Father’s Day since his passing
‘Happy Father’s Day to the BEST daddy in the world,’ she began.
‘We miss you so much. We love you forever and always. Love Nani, Gigi, BB, Koko and VB.’
Vanessa completed the post by adding the hashtags, ‘Best of the best,’ and ‘Girl dad.’
Emotional: Vanessa Bryant celebrated her daughter Capri’s first birthday by posting a photo of herself and her late husband, Kobe Bryant, staring down at their newborn baby last year
The photo had Kobe sit in between his three daughters while cradling crying newborn at the time, Capri.
Vanessa’s post comes after she celebrated Capri’s first birthday on Saturday.
In the emotional image, the former LA Lakers great cradled their infant daughter in what was her first photo shoot.
‘Happy 1st Birthday Capri! Mommy, Daddy, Nani, Gigi and BB love you SO much!!!, she wrote in the caption.
Proud papa: Kobe Bryant shared a photo of infant Capri about two weeks after her arrival on June 20, 2019
‘God Bless you sweet princess. Capri Kobe Bryant a.k.a. “Koko-Bean” named after her dearly missed daddy, Kobe Bean Bryant. We miss you SO much Gigi and Daddy.’
In the photo, mom, dad and baby Capri were all decked out in white ensembles.
Kobe cupped his baby girl with his left arm as he and Vanessa stared down at their new bundle of joy with loving adoration.
To mark another life milestone, Kobe took to Instagram right after her birth last June and announced the happy news on Instagram.
‘We are beyond excited that our baby girl “Koko” has arrived!! #bryantbunch #4princesses #blessed,’ he wrote.
About two weeks later Kobe shared a solo snap of Capri and wrote, ‘Our little princess Capri Kobe Bryant “KoKo” 6/20/19,’ along with a red heart emoji.
Lovely: In all, the Bryants parented four daughters together, including Gigi, Natalia and Bianka
Kobe and Gigi Bryant died on January 26, 2020 when the helicopter they were riding in crashed into the hills in the Calabasas region of Los Angeles.
The basketball legend was 41-years-old and his daughter was only 13-years-old.
Seven other people, several of whom were Gianna’s young basketball teammates, also died in the crash.
This week the mother of four explained why she and her daughter Natalia, 17, decided to block fan pages on Instagram.
RIP: Kobe and Gigi Bryant died on January 26, 2020 when the helicopter they were riding in crashed into the hills in the Calabasas region of Los Angeles
She said they decided to make the move because it had been ‘ready hard’ for her and Natalia to see seemingly never-ending images of her late husband and Gianna.
‘Thx so much of all the [love],’ Vanessa began.
‘@nataliabryant and I have unfortunately had to block fan pages because it’s been really hard to go online and constantly see pics of our beloved Gigi and Kobe under every single square of our explore pages.’
She added, ‘Blocking the fan pages has helped change the algorithm.’
Kobe and Vanessa Bryant were married for more than 18 years at the time of his tragic death.
Longtime loves: Kobe and Vanessa Bryant were married for more than 18 years at the time of his tragic death; the couple are pictured together at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party