Vanessa Bryant is honoring her daughter on her 17th birthday, writing an emotional tribute to Gigi on social media.

“Happy 17th birthday, baby girl,” Kobe’s widow wrote on Instagram. “I love you and miss you so much, sweet Angel.”

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Bryant also posted several photos of Gigi… showing her beaming from ear to ear at Disneyland and other holiday destinations.

“Te Amo Mambacita ❤️,” she added. “We love you to the moon and back infinity +1. Forever & Always. ❤️.”

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Vanessa Bryant’s pals, including Candace Parker, LaLa, Taraji P. Henson, and others, also showed their support.

On Gigi’s birthday, the Kobe IV Protro “Mambacita” will be released, a unique colorway of the NBA superstar’s trademark shoe that will assist the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.

Kobe and Gigi were among the nine passengers killed in a helicopter crash in 2020… yet their legacies live on.