Natalia Bryant is now a college student! On Aug. 18, the 18-year-old was dropped off at USC by her mother, Vanessa, and sisters, Bianka and Capri, and they snapped a nice family photo in their school garb.
Natalia Bryant, Vanessa Bryant’s oldest child, started college on Aug. 18. The adolescent was admitted into the University of Southern California earlier this year, and she has now begun her academic career. Vanessa posted a cute selfie of herself and Natalia, as well as her younger children, Bianka Bryant, 4, and Capri Bryant, 2, on Instagram. In her emotional caption, she also mentioned her late husband, Kobe Bryant, and daughter, Gianna Bryant, who perished in a helicopter crash in January 2020.
“Today was rough,” Vanessa admitted, despite the smiles in the family photo. “This was before the tears came down. Missing 2 forever. I love you Natalia, BE EPIC and FIGHT ON.” She also included red and yellow heart emojis (USC’s colors), and she and the girls all rocked USC gear to send Natalia off.
Natalia has been a rock for Vanessa in the year and a half since Kobe and Gianna’s deaths. The two are extremely close, and Natalia seems to have been so helpful in raising her little sisters. Luckily, the whole family got in some major bonding time in the months before Natalia’s college departure. Vanessa took the girls on a number of summer trips, including a very recent vacation to Mexico with Ciara and her kids.
The Mexican vacation gave the family a chance to unwind before Natalia started school. The trio also spent time in Croatia earlier this summer, where they saw a lot of sights and soaked up some sun. They also spent time in Paris while in Italy, so the Bryants’ vacation was jam-packed with adventures!
After being accepted to various California institutions and even New York University, Natalia decided to attend USC in March. She said on Instagram at the time, “See you soon, USC,” while wearing USC regalia. “Keep fighting!” Even though Vanessa’s goodbye was definitely difficult, at least her girl is only a short ride away!
Source: Hollywood Life