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Vanessa Bryant Celebrates Daughter Natalia’s Milestone 21st Birthday with Ciara, Russell Wilson and More

Natalia Bryant rang in her 21st year surrounded by loved ones.

The oldest daughter of Vanessa and Kobe Bryant celebrated her birthday on Friday with a star-studded bash that was attended by various celebrity friends.

Among the guests in attendance at festivites were Ciara, Russell Wilson, Winnie Harlow and Kelly Rowland.

Vanessa, 41, posted a slideshow on her Instagram showing some of the fabulous photos captured in a black-and-white photo booth throughout the night, including a sweet shot of Ciara, Rowland, Vanessa and Natalia, as well as a photo of the birthday girl with Pau Gasol, her late father’s former teammate.


Natalia also posed in the photo booth with Gasol’s wife, Cat Gasol, and Sabrina Ioenescu. In another shot, she and Inoescu shared a sweet hug as they smiled for the camera.

Ciara, 38, Wilson, 35, and Natalia also posed together for a fun shot, with the Denver Broncos quarterback holding up a 2 with his fingers while the singer held up a 1 to commemorate Natalia’s milestone birthday.

The models got together for a photo, too, as Natalia and Harlow, 29, struck a pose in the photo booth. For the event, Natalia wore a red AREA mini dress that was accented with two glittery red hearts and ruffles.

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“Some sweet pics from last night ❤️📸 21! 🎉🎂🥰😘 @nataliabryant 🥂,” Vanessa wrote in her post’s caption, as several of the guests shared their love in the comments.

“Loved celebrating you @nataliabryant 🤍🫶🏾 hbd gorgeous!,” Harlow wrote.

Ciara commented, “The Big 21!! We love you so much Nani Boo! ❤️❤️.”

Natalia’s close friend, Aoki Lee Simmons, also commented, writing, “Happy birthday Nani!!! @nataliabryant ❤️❤️❤️ we can go out now!! 🥂.”

Natalia shared a solo shot of herself from the night, too, as she posed in a vintage-style photo booth with a big smile on her face. “NDB 21🍸,” she captioned the post, which saw stars like Michael B. Jordan, Iris Apatow and Lily Aldridge share their birthday wishes in the comments.

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Prior to the 21-year-old’s star-studded bash on Friday night, her mom paid tribute to her oldest daughter with a sweet post on Instagram.

“Happy birthday 21st birthday @nataliabryant!!! We love you so much!!!!” Vanessa wrote alongside a video montage that included various photos of Natalia as a child up until now, with her siblings and late father Kobe, as Stevie Wonder’s version of “Happy Birthday” played.

“You are what every parent hopes and prays for. You are such a beautiful, strong, smart, loving young woman with the kindest soul and I am so proud to be your mommy! I love you, mama! ❤️😘🎂🎉❤️,” Vanessa added.

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The proud mom also celebrated Natalia with an Instagram Story post that honored Kobe, who died in a helicopter crash along with their daughter, Gianna, in 2020.

She reposted a photo of the Lakers player sitting courtside wearing the hospital bracelet given to Natalia the day she was born, as the song “My Girl” by The Temptations played.

“❤️Best Girl Daddy ❤️,” Vanessa referred to the late basketball star in the caption.

“One day after the birth of Natalia Bryant, Kobe wore his hospital ID bracelet during the entire Lakes game💜,” a separate caption, from Kobe Highlights & Motivation, across the post read.

“Happy Birthday,” Vanessa added in the form of a sticker, tagging Natalia at the end.

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