Earlier this month, Vanessa celebrated her 18-year-old daughter’s major milestone: high school graduation. The proud mom gushed at the time, “Daddy, Mommy, Gigi, Bianka and Capri are so proud of you @nataliabryant!!!”
For graduation, Natalia honored her late father—who tragically passed away in a helicopter crash with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, along with several others, in January 2020—by using one of his famous quotes on her graduation cap.
“‘Everything negative—pressure, challenges—is an opportunity for me to rise.’ – Dad,” the message read.
In just a few months, Natalia will attend college at USC. It was an accomplishment her mother raved about in March, sharing, “Tears of joy. I’m SO happy for you Nani! I know daddy is so PROUD OF YOU. I am so PROUD OF YOU!! Your hard work and dedication was so worth it.”
“You pushed through the most excruciating pain imaginable and you succeeded,” she continued. “I wish Daddy and Gigi were physically here to celebrate but I know they’re here in spirit. We love you so much!”