Natalia Bryant could be a Trojan in the fall. Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram on Tuesday to share that her oldest daughter was accepted to the University of Southern California. Vanessa posted her daughter’s joyous reaction, sharing how proud she is and how proud she knows that her late husband and Natalia’s father Kobe Bryant would be of her.
“Tears of joy. I’m SO happy for you Nani! I know Daddy is so PROUD OF YOU. I’m SO PROUD OF YOU !!” Vanessa wrote alongside the video of Natalia jumping excitedly on the news.
While she wished Kobe and her sister Gigi Bryant were here to share the news of Natalia’s college acceptance, Vanessa said she knows “they’re here in spirit.”
“Your hard work and dedication paid off. You went through the most excruciating pain imaginable and you did it.” “I wish Dad and Gigi were physically here to celebrate, but I know they are here in spirit. We love you so much! #USC #Trojan #FightOn ❤️”.
Vanessa continued to post more posts about her daughter’s acceptance into USC, including cardinal and gold balloons and school sweatshirts she had on hand for the celebration.
He also posted a pair of custom Nike USC Black Mamba Nike shoes, titled the post, “Every step of the way. ❤️.”
Earlier this month, Vanessa celebrated her daughter entering a college that was closer to home.
After entering Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Vanessa shared that Natalia has been accepted to the University of California Irvine. The proud mother shared Natalia’s acceptance letter, which included a GIF of a woman clapping her hands and ICU stickers.
“Yes! Closer to home,” Vanessa wrote on her Instagram story, also tagging her 18-year-old daughter.
When Natalia was accepted into LMU, Vanessa joked that she was “so glad” that she was accepted, adding, “but too far … j / k.”
Natalia has also been accepted to New York University and the University of Oregon. Vanessa previously revealed that NYU was one of Natalia’s top picks, but that she wanted to keep her daughter in California.