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Vanessa Bryant Drops Daughter Natalia off at USC

Natalia Bryant is off to college!

It was a rough day for the Bryant family, as Vanessa dropped off daughter Natalia at USC. In a selfie with the eldest daughter Natalia and youngest daughters Bianka, and Capri, showed the family saying goodbye to Natalia at the University of Southern California.

On Instagram, the caption revealed the bittersweet moment. The wife of late Kobe Bryant wrote, “Today was rough. (This was before the tears came down). Missing ✌🏽forever. I love you @nataliabryant BE EPIC and FIGHT ON.”

Writing on her mother’s post, Natalia commented, “I love you!!!”

Back in March, Vanessa shared on Instagram a video of Natalia finding out that she had been excepted into USC. Saying how Kobe would be so proud.

“Tears of joy. I’m SO happy for you Nani! I know daddy is so PROUD OF YOU. I am so PROUD OF YOU!! Your hard work and dedication was so worth it. You pushed through the most excruciating pain imaginable and you succeeded. I wish Daddy and Gigi were physically here to celebrate but I know they’re here in spirit. We love you so much!”

Vanessa told PEOPLE how proud she was of Natalia and how resilient she has become.

“On top of her own grief, she has balanced her senior year of high school, applying to colleges, nurturing her sisters, and just recently signing her own modeling contract with IMG,” said Vanesa. Adding, “She is a wonderful big sister and an incredible daughter.”

In June, Vanessa posted photos of Natalia graduating high school and praising her for all of her hard work.

Showing a video of Natalia accepting her diploma, she captioned the special moment with, “Congratulations Natalia! We will ALL be with you every step of the way. 👩🏽‍🎓🎓🎉❤️😘.”

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