Capri Bryant turned 11-months-old and she celebrated by walking for the first time. The new Instagram video comes from mom Vanessa Bryant, whose other daughter Gianna and husband Kobe Bryant died back in January 2020.
My baby!!!! So proud of my Koko Bean ❤️🤩Capri took her first steps from her auntie Sophie to mama today. 🌟🎉Vanessa Bryant (Instagram)
The video immediately had people on social media jumping for joy as they watch Capri Bryant walking. The Instagram post went live yesterday and as of this writing has more than seven million views.
Fans’ Continued Connection
Kobe Bryant’s fans have stayed connected with the now-deceased basketball legend through Vanessa Bryant’s Instagram. She isn’t known for posting large tributes to her husband or deceased daughter, but she does offer small, sweet notes from time to time. Just this past May 5th she posted on Instagram, “Capri looks just her daddy (in Gigi’s outfit)!” connecting Capri to her sister as well.
Kobe died at the age of 41 when he, Gianna, and seven other people died in a helicopter slammed into a hillside in Calabasas, a neighborhood just north of Los Angeles. The group was traveling to a youth basketball tournament, and all nine sustained immediately fatal injuries when their helicopter crashed.
Shortly after the accident, Vanessa filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Island Express Helicopters, claiming the late pilot had been “negligent” by choosing to fly in foggy conditions. The other families filed similar suits in April. According to an autopsy report released earlier this month, the pilot did not have alcohol or drugs in his system.