Vanessa Bryant Posts a Sweet Photo of Kobe and Gianna as Her Instagram Profile Pic

Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, made a first public acknowledgment Wednesday since the death of her husband and one of their children, changing the profile photo on her Instagram account to one of the basketball legend and their 13-year-old daughter sharing a tender moment.

The retired NBA legend, his daughter Gianna, and seven other people were killed Sunday morning in Southern California in a helicopter crash.

Kobe Bryant and his family
Kobe Bryant (2nd L) and his family attend the premiere of Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time” at the El Capitan Theatre on Feb. 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Vanessa Bryant has not publicly spoken or released a statement. After the crash she made her Instagram page private. Wednesday it was public again with a new profile image.

In the photo, Kobe Bryant is wearing an NBA all-star warmup and leans over to put his arms around Gianna. The two smile sweetly as they embrace.

Kobe Bryant and Gianna
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Western Conference warms up with daughter Gianna Bryant during the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada, on Feb. 14, 2016. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant married in 2001. They had four daughters.

Kobe Bryant, wife Vanessa and 2 daughters
Legendary Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant attends with his wife Vanessa and daughters Natalia Diamante and Gianna Maria-Onore (R), his hand and footprint ceremony at the Graumans Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California on Feb. 19, 2011. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images)
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