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Vanessa Bryant Poses With Kobe & Gigi's Mural, Pays Emotional Tribute With Nat King Cole Song

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By Whitney Vasquez

Vanessa Bryant is paying homage to her late husband and 13-year-old daughter just one month after their tragic deaths. Kobe Bryant's widow was seen posing in front of one of his many murals around Los Angeles with their three daughters on Monday, March 9. The 37-year-old tried to force a smile while paying tribute to the late Laker's legend and their teenage daughter while using a lengthy lyric from Nat King Cole's version of the 1954 hit, "Smile" for the caption.

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The Family Photo:

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Wearing all black, including dark sunglasses to shield her eyes, Vanessa Bryant held their now 8-month-old daughter, Capri, while standing beside their other two girls, Natalia, 17, and Bianka, 3. Behind them stood a mural displaying an amazing art piece dedicated to Kobe Bryant and Gigi, who were two of the 9 victims that lost their lives in a helicopter crash on January 26. "Smile though your heart is aching. Smile even though it's breaking. When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by," Vanessa Bryant captioned the emotional post.

Natalia Posed Solo:

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"If you smile through your fear and sorrow. Smile and maybe tomorrow. You'll see the sun come shining through for you," she continued. "Light up your face with gladness. Hide every trace of sadness. Although a tear may be ever so near. That's the time you must keep on trying." Vanessa Bryant ended her message by writing, Smile, what's the use of crying? You'll find that life is still worthwhile. If you just smile. That's the time you must keep on trying. Smile, what's the use of crying? You'll find that life is still worthwhile. If you just smile." Their family snap comes just one day after Vanessa Bryant showcased her oldest child standing solo in front of the mural.

Remaining Strong For Her Girls:

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On Sunday, the mom of four showed Natalia with a huge smile posing with her dad and sister's mural in the background. Wearing a polka dot dress, she appeared strong despite just losing her father and sibling less than two months ago. "❤️my babies. Natalia," Vanessa Bryant captioned the sweet picture while hashtagging "winter formal," "together," and "family." Natalia isn't the only strong one in the family. Her mom got up in front of a packed crowd during Kobe Bryant and Gigi's memorial and spoke about losing both her husband and their child. Needless to say, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

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