Kobe’s widow has taken refuge in the love of their three daughters, who have become her engine of life and greatest strength. In this case, Natalia, the oldest of them, with admirable maturity, has accompanied his mother in this painful transition.
However, for the young woman, who has shown exceptional strength, it has not been easy to face adversity, but thanks to the family bond that they have maintained. Natalia has managed to always have a smile on her face.
Kobe Bryant’s 17-year-old daughter Natalia posted a heartfelt message of support after experiencing her first holiday season without her late father and sister Gianna. Natalia Bryant joined in on the Instagram trend where people ask their followers what they want to see a picture of. The trend has been a fun one and other celebs such as Gigi Hadid have partaken in it.
One of her followers asked her about the days in which she has had to give a good face, when in fact inside she has been falling apart.
“I thought I was not going to answer you, but I thought it would be important to share it in case someone here is dealing with their own problems,” Natalia said at the beginning of her message, next to which she attached a photo in which she is seen posing smiling for the camera, but with a look awash with nostalgia. “I sincerely believe that the most important thing is to surround yourself with a small circle of people you trust and to be able to express your feelings with them, when you are sad or not feeling well,” she added.
In her message, the beautiful young woman spoke about the grieving process that she still faces and the way in which she has faced this difficult stage of her life, always surrounded by the love of those close to her. “This is also a lot easier said than done but just know that you are never alone,” she said. ”This is something I have learned throughout this year and still continue to work at with the help of close family and friends.”
Why did you decide to close your social networks?
Without a doubt, the departure of Kobe and daughter Gianna left an impossible void in their family to fill, something that Vanessa and Natalia have dealt with throughout these months and which until now they have not managed to get used to. That is why, given the tributes that fans have made inspired by the love they had for the basketball player and which have flooded the networks, both decided to change the privacy of their profiles on social networks and take time away from the information that emerged around her family in the wake of the NBA legend’s death and focus on her personal grief.
This is what Natalia made known in a publication on Instagram Stories, where in addition to thanking everyone for the love received from her father‘s fans, she explained the reasons that led her to make the decision to change the privacy of her networks. “Thank you so much for all the love and support. Many of you may have noticed the recent switch to a private account. My mother and I have had to block fan pages because they keep posting our photos. This makes it 10 times harder to deal with our loss. We hope people understand that although these fan pages are well-intentioned, they make moving forward more difficult as they are constant reminders,” she explained. “We love all of your sweet intentions and we hope you understand. Always, Natalia,” she finished.