Vanessa Bryant paid tribute to her late daughter Gigi on what would have been her 15th birthday, one year after she died in a helicopter crash alongside her father Kobe Bryant.
To mark the date, the 38-year-old Mambacita founder shared a childhood throwback of her little girl as they hugged each other and smiled brightly at the camera.
'Dear Gianna, Happy 15th Birthday!' Vanessa captioned the photograph. 'I love you! I miss you everyday! I wish you were here with us.'
Memories: Vanessa Bryant paid tribute to her late daughter Gigi on what would have been her 15th birthday, one year after she died in a helicopter crash alongside dad Kobe BryantInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
She went on: 'There are no words to express how much I miss you. I love you Mamacita! ❤️'
Her post comes just one day after unveiling the launch of a new Mambacita clothing line to honor the life and legacy of Gigi.
'Coming soon- 5/1. In honor of my Gigi’s 15th Birthday ❤️ Happy birthday, Gigi! 100% of the proceeds go to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation Unisex and Kids sizes available,' she captioned a series of slides modeling sweatsuits alongside her daughter Natalia, 18.
Paying tribute: To mark the date, the 38-year-old Mambacita founder posted a childhood throwback of them hugging as they smiled brightly at the camera
Their long dark locks and beautifully made-up faces were on display as they sported tie-dye sweatshirts and sweatpants in black and pink, all emblazoned with the Mambacita logo on the front.
The pants feature a graphic of the number 2 with a heart around it, a nod to Gianna's basketball jersey number.
All proceeds from the garments will go to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, the Bryant family's charity established to further Kobe and Gianna's legacy through charitable endeavors in sports.
New project: Her post comes just one day after unveiling the launch of a new Mambacita clothing line to honor the life and legacy of GigInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Adorable: Vanessa's youngest daughter, 21-month-old Capri, looked absolutely adorable in a pic of her sporting a child-size hoodie and matching red bow
The 501(c)(3) organization was originally called the Mamba Sports Foundation, but was renamed to also honor Vanessa and Kobe's daughter, Gigi, who was only 13-years-old when she died in a tragic helicopter crash along with her dad, teammates, and their parents on January 26, 2020.
The foundation's focus is the empowerment of young girls and providing equal opportunities to under-served athletes - something which Kobe has always been an advocate of.
In March, Kobe Bryant LLC submitted an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office seeking trademarks for phrases such as Lady Mambas, Lil Mambas, Mamba Sports Academy and Mambacitas.
The company affiliated with the late basketball player, who was 41 when he died, and his family told patenting officials that the line would be