Following Kobe Bryant‘s tragic death, celebrities and followers began posting tributes in regards to the former MVP after ESPN anchor Elle Duncan revealed a touching anecdote in regards to the dad of 4 on tv. Now, everyone seems to be utilizing the hashtag #girldad on social media — which has since gone viral — in honor of his 4 kids.
The legendary basketball participant was a loving husband to Vanessa Bryant and father to his four daughters — Natalia, 17, Gianna, Bianka, three, and Capri, 7 months. Regardless of not having any sons, the NBA star loved his time along with his women.
“I met Kobe one time — backstage at an occasion for ESPN in New York, and I noticed him, and I believed, ‘Oh my gosh. That’s Kobe. I’ve acquired to get an image,’” the 36-year-old reporter began on January 27. “I didn’t get [the picture] for a couple of minutes as a result of once I approached him, he instantly commented on my relatively massive Eight-month pregnant stomach. ‘How are you? How shut are you? What are you having?’ ‘A woman,’ I mentioned. He high-fived me. ‘Ladies are the most effective.’”
Elle continued to ask the Los Angeles Lakers participant for recommendation on elevating a little bit lady since he had three on the time. “’Simply be grateful that you simply’ve been on condition that present as a result of women are wonderful,’” he mentioned. “His third daughter, Bianka, was a couple of 12 months and a half outdated on the time. I requested him if he needed extra kids, and he mentioned that his spouse, Vanessa, actually needed to attempt once more for a boy however was kind of jokingly involved that it will be one other lady. I used to be like, ‘4 women, are you joking? What would you assume? How would you’re feeling?’ With out hesitation, he mentioned, ‘I’d have 5 extra women if I may. I’m a lady dad.’”
On Sunday, January 26, Bryant, Gianna, Payton Chester, 13, Sarah Chester, 46, Alyssa Altobelli, 14, Keri Altobelli, 46, John Altobelli, 57, and pilot Ara Zobayan, 50, and Christina Mauser, 38, tragically died after their helicopter crashed in Calabasas, California.
“I suppose that the one small consolation for me is realizing that he died doing what he cherished essentially the most — being a dad. Being a lady dad,” Elle tearfully concluded. The athlete was noticed teaching Gianna and her associates at Mamba Sports activities Academy at some point previous to his loss of life. Moreover, in Vanessa’s statement on January 29, she used “#GirlDad” and “#DaddysGirls” on the finish of her sentimental publish.
Scroll by the gallery beneath to see all of the pictures of fathers with their valuable daughters.