Natalia is using all effort possible to ensure that Capri and Bianka are aware of their father and older sister’s existence. Natalia Bryant is coming into her own. The model and incoming freshman at the University of Southern California is the eldest child of Vanessa Bryant and the late Kobe Bryant. She is 18 years old. The tragedy that befell the Bryant family in January 2020, when a helicopter carrying them and their second child, Gianna, as well as seven people, crashed, was played out in full front of the public.
On that tragic day, Natalia also lost her younger sister and her closest friend in addition to her father. Natalia has persevered despite the fact that the pain may be intolerable for some people in order to look out for her mother and her two younger sisters, Bianka, age 4, and Capri, age 2. The September edition of Teen Vogue has Natalia on the magazine’s cover. Since this is the very first profile that has ever been written about her, the self-assured young lady decided to take advantage of the chance to expose the world to both her and her voice.
Throughout the course of the interview, Natalia brings up the strange paradox of having grown up in the public eye while at the same time most people being unfamiliar with who she is as an individual. She also said that her parents, in spite of the perks she had as a result of being Kobe Bryant’s kid, did all in their power to keep her rooted in reality. “Growing up, my parents made it as normal as possible,” she told Teen Vogue.
“Thank God they did. Not “Oh, she’s Natalia Bryant, she’s Kobe Bryant’s kid,” but “she’s Kobe Bryant’s daughter.” “She went on to say more. “They looked at me like’she’s just Nani’ a lot of the time,” she said.
During the interview, Natalia also reflects on memories she has shared with her father. She reveals, “I absolutely adore talking about my dad.” It’s bittersweet, but I find that I look forward to talking about him more than it makes me sad.
Kobe and Vanessa’s wonderful love story resulted in the birth of their daughter Natalia. Vanessa was only a high school senior when she fell head over heels in love with Kobe, who was in his third year in the NBA at the time. For Natalia, family counts more than dating right now. “We’ve always been quite busy … My relationship with my family has always been quite strong. I don’t want to look back on my time in high school and recall dating some guy who I’m probably going to despise the next year, “— I quote her.
In response to the question of how her family is doing over two years after the tragedy, Natalia gives an explanation that is balanced between pessimism and optimism.
She advised me to “do the best that I could possibly accomplish.”
“For my small sisters we’re trying to retain that memory for them. And simply making a conscious effort to go about each day in the same manner that they would have.”