"Your hard work and dedication was so worth it. You pushed through the most excruciating pain imaginable and you succeeded," Natalia's mom wrote at the time. "I wish Daddy and Gigi were physically here to celebrate but I know they’re here in spirit. We love you so much! #USC #Trojan #FightOn ❤️."
Kobe and his daughter Gigi Bryant died in a tragic helicopter accident in January 2020.
Vanessa revealed that prior to his death, Kobe had given Natalia permission to go on a trip to Croatia with her senior class. The trip was unfortunately canceled, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"I wanted to make sure that @nataliabryant got the opportunity to visit," Vanessa explained. "It's beautiful!"