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Just Nani’s love of films stems from time spent bonding with her father. Natalia recalls a particular midnight showing of 2019’s Rise of Skywalker. On the car ride back, she asked to watch the entirety of the franchise — at home, on the same night. “He was just like the best girl dad ever. He was just letting me play my playlist and jam out to Taylor Swift the whole ride back, and talk about Star Wars too. It was so much fun.” But their intergalactic rabbit hole ended sooner than planned, “I fell asleep during the first half of the [first] movie.” It’s easy to worry about her, talking about her father. Especially since Skywalker was released just a month before the fatal accident. But Natalia is on a healing journey. “I love talking about my dad,” she says. “It’s bittersweet, but I enjoy talking about him more than it’s sad for me.”
“Charmed” is probably the best way to describe much of Natalia’s life. She went to two prestigious private schools seven minutes apart just outside of Los Angeles, so she’s known a bunch of her friends since kindergarten. Sage Hill High School alumni are known for landing on Forbes’ 30 Under 30. Stanford and UC Irvine men’s water polo teams have used Sage Hill’s Olympic-sized pool for scrimmages. Natalia’s IG features cheerful check-ins from Capri, St. Tropez, and southern Croatia, from the lip of the Adriatic Sea. Her family is tight with La La Anthony and Ciara’s families. Pau Gasol is like a godfather to her and her sisters. “Growing up,” says Natalia, “my parents made it as normal as possible. Thank God they did. It’s not, Oh she’s Natalia Bryant, she’s Kobe Bryant’s daughter. A lot of times they saw me as She’s just Nani.”
“You do the best that you can,” Natalia says when I ask how her family is doing. “[For] my little sisters [we’re] trying to keep that memory for them. And also just trying to remember to live out every day the way they would.” On matters of the spirit, Natalia — that tall Blaxican girl from Orange County with the familiar smile — is wiser than many grown folks. “It’s so relaxing,” she says about skiing, which she has experienced with her family, all of her life. “You go down the mountain, down different trails. I can’t say that I haven’t [crashed into trees]. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t. But it’s just so relaxing to me. You get space … you get to clear your mind, and you don’t think about anything. You think about what you’re doing in the moment. It’s about being present. Which I love.”
Vanessa Bryant and her daughter, Natalia, spent their Tuesday night getting new tattoos to honor Kobe and Gianna … with the help of one of the best ink artists in the biz. It appears Nikko Hurtado made a house call for his VIP clients — and hooked the Bryants up with some pretty cool body art. Vanessa — who already has several pieces from Nikko — added the word “Mambacita” to her forearm … a tribute to Gianna, who earned the nickname through her obvious basketball talents that reminded people of her dad!
The family of Kobe Bryant visited a mural honoring the late NBA icon and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. The mural in Los Angeles depicts Bryant kissing Gianna on the head, with a halo hovering over them. Bryant and Gianna were among the nine people killed in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. On Sunday, Bryant’s eldest daughter, 17-year-old Natalia, posed for a photo in front of the mural.

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