Kobe Bryant’s wife celebrated their daughter Capri’s first birthday by posting a heartbreaking photo of the NBA legend holding his infant daughter in the first baby’s first photo shoot.
Vanessa Bryant shared the picture on Instagram, along with a Happy Birthday message to the couple’s now 1-year-old daughter.
“Happy 1st Birthday Capri! Mommy, Daddy, Nani, Gigi and BB love you SO much!!! 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,” she wrote.
As you can see, it appears the photo is one from a set taken after the birth of young Capri — where Kobe, Vanessa, and the baby are posing in all white.
The picture brings immediate tears to your eyes, just realizing how young Kobe’s 4th child was when the Los Angeles Lakers star tragically lost his life in a helicopter accident.
Several celebrities send well wishes to the Bryant family, including Khloe Kardashian, who wrote, “Happy birthday sweet KoKo 💕👑💕👑”
NBA star Pau Gasol, who played with Kobe on the Lakers, said, “Happy 1st bday to Koko!! ❤️”
Capri even got a shout out from ESPN’s Sportscenter’s official IG account, who posted, ” 🙏.”