Kobe and Vanessa Bryant‘s daughter just graduated, and mama couldn’t be more proud!
Vanessa gushed over Natalia‘s high school graduation and shared several memories on Friday night. Bryant posted several pictures and videos that featured the 18-year-old’s unique cap and gown.
“Daddy, Mommy, Gigi, Bianka and Capri are so proud of you @nataliabryant!!! ❤️” Vanessa wrote on Instagram. “Congratulations Natalia! We will ALL be with you every step of the way. 👩🏽🎓🎓🎉❤️😘”
The college-bound 18-year-old had a very special graduation cap that included a tribute to her late father. It featured one of Kobe’s famous quotes; “Everything negative… pressure, challenges… is all an opportunity for me to rise.” The cap was bedazzled and had USC on the top, indicating that she plans to attend the University of Southern California.
Vanessa and Kobe’s famous friends sent congratulatory messages of their own. “AMAZING!!!!! We love you Nani!!!” Russell Wilson commented, while La La Anthony wrote, “Every step!!!😍😍😍😍 so proud 🤍😍.” Candace Parker added, “😭😭😭🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰CONGRATS @nataliabryant soooo proud of you!”
Natalia’s capped off her special night with a sweet picture with her “uncle” and “auntie.” Ciara and the famous QB have been there for Vanessa and the kids, and they seem to have a really good time together.
“Uncle @dangerusswilson, Auntie @ciara and @nataliabryant ~ family ❤️” Vanessa captioned the family photo.
Vanessa opened up about how proud she is of her and Kobe’s oldest child to PEOPLE in March. “On top of her own grief, she has balanced her senior year of high school, applying to colleges, nurturing her sisters, and just recently signing her own modeling contract with IMG,” the doting mother said before calling Natalia her “right-hand woman.”