La La Anthony Teams Up With Natalia, 17, & Bianka Bryant, 3, For The Super Cute TikTok Dance Video

La La Anthony Teams Up With Natalia, 17, & Bianka Bryant, 3, For The Super Cute TikTok Dance Video







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Beth Shilliday
Senior Evening Writer

The late Kobe Bryant’s beautiful daughters are showing off their dance skills in yet another heartwarming TikTok video. This time they were joined by family friend La La Anthony.

Kobe Bryant‘s infectious spirit continues to live on through his lovely daughters. His oldest, Natalia, 17, and second to youngest Bianka, 3, might be 14 years apart in age, but the have the same contagious smile. They showed it off in a new TikTok dance video set to “On Beat” by Tre Oh Fie. Family pal La La Anthony was the one who captured the moment and shared it with fans. She showed off her own sexy moves by dropping like it’s hot during the coordinated routine, where Natalia proved once again that she’s got serious dance skills.

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New girl group…we coming for you‼️🤣

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While Natalia and La La showed of their dance talent, little Bianka tried to keep up. She looked so adorable in a head to toe pink outfit, even wearing a pink cap. As she’s done in other TikTok videos with her big sis, Bianka stole the show with her precious expressions and big girl amount of try.

La La has been spending time with her close pal, Kobe’s widow Vanessa Bryant, 38, and her three daughters lately. Vanessa and La La have even been playing the #dontreactchallenge, where classic songs are spun and the winner is the one who is able to hold back from reacting and bursting into a dance.

On July 29 girls night, the ladies sat on a sofa in their blue pajamas as they listened to a medley of upbeat hits from 1989, including Soul II Soul‘s “Back to Life,” De La Soul‘s “Me, Myself & I” and Tony! Toni! Toné!‘s “Feels Good.” They nearly both made it through with just smiles on their faces, before La La, 39, burst out laughing and then started to get a groove on.

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Who do you think wins? #dontreactchallenge w/ @vanessabryant ❤️❤️🤣🤣

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Guess who’s back‼️🤣This shit is harder than it looks @vanessabryant ‼️🤣🤣u guys should try this🤣

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La La shared a second video on July 20 of she and Vanessa in their sweats and playing the challenge again, this time to legendary East Coast and West Coast hip hop songs. Both women smiled like they were about to crack at any minute, but held it together. La La wrote in the caption of her Instagram post, “This sh*t is harder than it looks @vanessabryant‼️” and telling fans, “u guys should try this.”

At one point the top of Bianka’s curly hair could be seen wandering into the shot, as Natalia watched from out of view, writing, “This was too good hahaha,” in the comments. After the Bryant family’s double tragedy of losing Kobe and 13-year-old daughter Gianna in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash, it’s so heartwarming to see Vanessa and her daughters able to enjoy moments of laughter and fun.

Vanessa Bryant Celebrates Daughter Koko’s 1st Birthday & Brings Up How She’s Named After ‘Dearly Missed’ Dad Kobe

Vanessa Bryant Celebrates Daughter Koko’s 1st Birthday & Brings Up How She’s Named After ‘Dearly Missed’ Dad Kobe







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Cassie Gill
Evening/Weekend Editor

Capri Kobe Bryant is officially 1 years old! Vanessa Bryant celebrated her adorable daughter — who carries her late dads’ name — with a touching tribute.

Vanessa Bryant, 38, posted the sweetest birthday message for her youngest daughter Capri‘s 1st birthday! “Happy 1st Birthday Capri! Mommy, Daddy, Nani, Gigi and BB love you SO much!!!” she gushed, referencing nicknames for Capri’s big sisters Natalia, 17, the late Gianna, and Bianka Bella, 3. “God Bless you sweet princess. Capri Kobe Bryant a.k.a. ‘Koko-Bean‘ named after her dearly missed daddy, Kobe Bean Bryant…We miss you SO much Gigi and Daddy,” Vanessa added.

Vanessa Bryant pays tribute to her daughter Capri on her milestone 1st birthday. (Instagram/Vanessa Bryant)

She attached her touching caption to a gorgeous photo of she and late husband Kobe lovingly gazing at newborn Capri, which you can see here. “Girl dad” Kobe cradles Capri in his arms, who wore the most adorable flower headband for her first-ever photoshoot! The trio all rocked matching white ensembles for the angelic photo, with Kobe opting for a classic crisp button down, Vanessa in a bohemian style dress and little Capri bundled up in a cozy knit blanket.

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Princes Capri One-Derful birthday celebration 🎉 🎈 #vanessabryant / follow @vanessabryantdiary @vanessabryantdiary @vanessabryantdiary @vanessabryantdiary

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Vanessa shared a second photo of Capri all dressed up for her big day! The newly minted 1-year-old wore a pretty dress as she at in front of an epic castle shaped cake by Los Angeles bakery Sweet Lady Jane. “Happy 1st birthday Capri! We love you so much mamacita,” Vanessa gushed, going on to explain the signifiance of the amazing cake. “@sweetladyjanebakerycafe thank you soooo much for coming through and creating a special birthday cake for our Koko-Bean. Natalia had the original Disneyland castle, Gianna had the Walt Disney World Castle, Bianka had Disney Paris and Capri has the Tokyo Disney Castle cake,” the Disney fan gushed.

“Due to the pandemic we thought our 1st birthday tradition wasn’t going to be possible but Jane and Trent made sure Koko got her birthday cake to match her big sisters,” Vanessa wrote, thanking Sweet Lady Jane’s owners. “I really appreciate Jane and the amazing cake designers that really cared to make this possible. So sweet!!!!Thank you, thank you. We love you Koko-Bean! #One-derful!” she also said. The Disney theme didn’t stop there, as Capri had a Princess-themed balloon display featuring Elsa from Frozen and Ariel from The Little Mermaid!

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Friend Khloe Kardashian, 35, commented “Happy birthday sweet KoKo,” while WNBA star Lisa Leslie, 47, gushed, “Happy Birthday Baby Capri.” Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Heather Dubrow also commented, “Happy Birthday,” celebrity florist Jeff Leatham, Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo, jewelry designer Jen Meyer and many more left loving messages for baby Capri!

Capri is growing up right before our very eyes on social media, and even took her very first steps for her mom on May 24! The then 11-month old started off standing in the arms of her auntie Sophie as she then walked over to her proud mom, who had her arms out! She looked so cute and happy as she wobbled taking each step. “Capri’s 1st Steps!!!! Yay!” Vanessa captioned the short video, who then gave her daughter a sweet kiss. Vanessa added, “My baby!!!! So proud of my Koko Bean Capri took her first steps from her auntie Sophie to mama today.” The entire room clapped and cheered as Capri made her big steps, and we’re sure her dad Kobe would have been so proud, too.

Vanessa & Kobe Bryant’s Daughter Bianka, 3, Is A ‘TikTok Princess’ Dancing With Big Sis Natalia, 17

Vanessa & Kobe Bryant’s Daughter Bianka, 3, Is A ‘TikTok Princess’ Dancing With Big Sis Natalia, 17







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Beth Shilliday
Senior Evening Writer

Vanessa and the late Kobe Bryant’s three-year-old daughter Bianka has the cutest personality! She popped up again in one of her big sister Natalia’s TikTok videos, showing off her fun dance moves.

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant’s oldest daughter Natalia continues to be there for her little sisters in the sweetest ways. The 17-year-old high school volleyball star got together with the WNBA’s 2020 number one draft pick Sabrina Ionescu, 22, to do a fun TikTok dance on June 12. The ladies were kicking back in Natalia’s family’s kitchen for the routine that they made up, set to StaySolidRocky‘s “Party Girl.” But it wasn’t just the two talented dancer-athletes in the video, as Natalia’s three-year-old sister Bianka Bella made an adorable appearance at the end to steal the show.

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Another B.B special appearance 😎 #fyp #BiankaBella #Nani

♬ Party Girl – StaySolidRocky

Vanessa Bryant’s caption for the TikTok video of daughter Bianka joining older sister Natalia in a TikTok dance. She called B.B. “#thetiktokprincess.”

The video kicked off with Sabrina and Natalia standing in front of a white and gold stove with matching wallpaper in the background. In perfect sync they moved their hips and arms, then brought their hands to their face to make a phone calling motion as the rapper dropped the bars, “I told her call me Rocky, she say she not gon’ call me that.”

As soon as the lyrics, “Lil’ mama a party girl // She just wan’ have fun too,” came along, Bianka popped up into the screen from below with a huge smile across her face. And just like the song said, she had fun too! B.B. as she’s known through her family nickname, was seen wearing an oversized yellow Minnie Mouse sweatshirt and a look of sheer happiness to be hanging out with her older sis and Sabrina during their dance session. Vanessa reposted Sabrina’s TikTok video to her Instagram with the caption, “Another B.B. special!” and that she’s “#thetiktokprincess.” The proud mom later added in parentheses that “(Bianka was humming the song the whole time).”

Kobe Bryant, Vanessa Bryant, Gianna Bryant and Natalia Bryant attend the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards, in Los Angeles on July 14, 2016. Vanessa was pregnant with Bianka at the time. Photo credit: Broadimage/Shutterstock

Natalia looks so much like her stunning 38-year-old mom when it comes to her eyes and face. But her smile is that of her late dad, L.A. Lakers legend Kobe. The 41-year-old retired NBA hero and Natalia’s 13-year-old sister Gianna “Gigi” were tragically killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020 when the chopper struck a Calabasas, CA hillside in heavy fog. They had been en route to one of Gigi’s youth basketball games at the time, and the loss caused fans around the world to mourn the Los Angeles sports icon and his daughter for weeks and months that followed.

Natalia and Gigi were close in age and grew up together. Kobe and Vanessa later started a second round of their family by welcoming Bianka in Dec. 2016 and fourth daughter Capri in June 2019 (she turns one on June 20). It’s so heartwarming watching Natalia have sisterly fun with little B.B. by continuing to include her in TikTok videos. The last one where Bianka crashed her sister’s dance party to the Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers‘ “We Rock” was totally priceless. And more importantly, it’s so heartwarming to see happy smiles on the faces of Kobe and Vanessa’s daughters after their unimaginable heartbreak.

Gianna, 13, & Kobe Bryant ‘Knew Dangers’ & ‘Assumed Magnitude Of Risks,’ Helicopter Co. Argues In Docs

Gianna, 13, & Kobe Bryant ‘Knew Dangers’ & ‘Assumed Magnitude Of Risks,’ Helicopter Co. Argues In Docs

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Island Express Helicopters — which owns the aircraft that crashed and killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and 7 others on Jan. 26 — is denying responsibility for their deaths.

Island Express Helicopters has responded to the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant on February 24. In new court documents, filed on May 11 and obtained by HollywoodLife, the Los Angeles-based helicopter company argues that Kobe Bryant , 41, and his daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, who was 13 at the time of the fatal crash, “had actual knowledge of all of the circumstances, particular dangers, and an appreciation of the risks involved and the magnitude thereof” of flying in the Sikorsky S-76B helicopter on January 26. The legal documents also claim that the Lakers legend and his teenage daughter therefore “voluntarily assume the risk of the accident, injury, and damages.”

Island Express Helicopters go on to “claim that they are not responsible for Plaintiffs’ damages due to an act of God.” The court documents also allege that “damages were proximately caused by one or more unforeseeable, independent, intervening, and/or superseding events beyond the control of and unrelated to any actions or conduct.” In the court documents, the helicopter company includes 28 defenses denying responsibility for Kobe and Gigi’s deaths.

Victims of the accident included: Kobe, Gianna, Alyssa Altobelli, 14, John Altobelli, 56, Keri Altobelli, 46, Payton Chester, 13, Sarah Chester, 45, Christina Mauser, 38 and the pilot, Ara George Zobayan. HollywoodLife has reached out to Vanessa Bryant’s lawyer for comment. The investigation is still ongoing. 

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Island Express Helicopters’ response came shortly after Berge Zobayan, the brother and representative of the pilot Ara Zobayan, issued a response to the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa. In separate court documents, filed on May 8 and also obtained by HollywoodLife, Berge argues that all passengers are to blame for the fatal crash.

Vanessa filed a wrongful death lawsuit against  the pilot, Ara and the helicopter company, Island Express on February 24, “seeking compensatory and punitive damages stemming from a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on or about January 26, 2020, which resulted in the deaths of Kobe Bryant and GB, minor,” according to the legal documents obtained by HollywoodLife.

Kobe, Gigi and the other seven passengers (including the pilot) who perished in the crash were traveling to a youth basketball game at his Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, CA. Our thoughts are with the families affected by this tragedy.