Kobe Bryant’s daughter Natalia, 18, shares sweet snaps in a pink dress for prom

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Kobe Bryant’s 18-year-old daughter, Natalia, shared a heartwarming Instagram photo of herself dressed up for her prom.

Natalia posted the photo Monday night two evenings after the event – which her mother Vanessa revealed she ‘nearly missed’ this weekend.

Her senior prom was scheduled on the same night as her late father’s induction into the NBA Hall Of Fame.

'Prom!': Kobe Bryant's 18-year-old daughter Natalia shared a heartwarming Instagram photo of herself dressed up for her senior prom

‘Prom!’: Kobe Bryant’s 18-year-old daughter Natalia shared a heartwarming Instagram photo of herself dressed up for her senior prom

She got a response that read, “I love you baby!” from her mother and praise from several household names.

Lily Collins, Kelly Rowland, Bella B. Harris, Yara Shahidi, Dakota Fanning, and Jennifer Meyer were among the celebrities who commented.

Natalia also posted Insta Stories footage of herself in her bubblegum pink prom dress and affectionately fake The Princess Diaries.

She rerun a scene from the movie, appeared in her normal clothes, and said to Anne Hathaway, “A- a princess? Shut up!’

So sweet: she got a comment that read: 'I love you baby!'  from her mother and praise from several household names

So sweet: she got a comment that read: ‘I love you baby!’ from her mother and praise from several household names

So Sweet: Natalia also posted Insta Stories footage of herself in her bubblegum pink prom dress and affectionately faked The Princess Diaries

So Sweet: Natalia also posted Insta Stories footage of herself in her bubblegum pink prom dress and affectionately faked The Princess Diaries

Reenacting a scene from the movie: She appeared in her normal clothes and said to Anne Hathaway, “A- a princess?  Shut up!'

Reenacting a scene from the movie: She appeared in her normal clothes and said to Anne Hathaway, “A- a princess? Shut up!’

Ready to go: Her Stories then cut into clips of her spinning in her gown, a nod to the way Anne's frumpy character is transformed into a glamorous royal in the film

Ready to go: Her Stories then cut into clips of her spinning in her gown, a nod to the way Anne’s frumpy character is transformed into a glamorous royal in the film

Her stories were then cut into clips of her spinning around in her dress, a nod to the way Anne’s frumpy character is transformed into a glamorous royal family in the film.

Although Vanessa was at Kobe’s introduction, she made her presence felt at Natalia’s prom night with the help of party planner Mindy Weiss.

Natalia posted an Insta Stories photo of a living room with a huge pink balloon display covering the ceiling and saying ‘PROM’ against the curtains.

She also had some help from her ‘Aunt Celi’ in ‘Getting ready for prom,’ she revealed in a selfie she posted Monday night.

There in the Mind: Even though Vanessa was at Kobe's introduction, she made her presence felt at Natalia's prom night with the help of party planner Mindy Weiss

There in the Mind: Even though Vanessa was at Kobe’s introduction, she made her presence felt at Natalia’s prom night with the help of party planner Mindy Weiss

Going All Out: Natalia posted an Insta Stories photo of a living room with a huge pink balloon display covering the ceiling and saying 'PROM' against the curtains

Going All Out: Natalia posted an Insta Stories photo of a living room with a huge pink balloon display covering the ceiling and saying ‘PROM’ against the curtains

Support System: She also had some help from her 'Aunt Celi' in 'Getting ready for prom,' she revealed in a selfie posted Monday night

Support System: She also had some help from her ‘Aunt Celi’ in ‘Getting ready for prom,’ she revealed in a selfie posted Monday night

Natalia lost her father and 13-year-old sister Gianna in a tragic helicopter crash last January that also claimed seven other lives.

Kobe’s posthumous Hall Of Fame induction was initially scheduled for last August, before being postponed until this month due to the pandemic.

Natalia, the eldest of his four daughters, attended the Awards Gala on Friday evening, but had to skip the actual introduction on Saturday for her prom.

On Sunday, Vanessa posted a sweet selfie with Natalia, writing in the caption, “Natalia nearly missed her final exam last night.”

Conflict: On Sunday, Vanessa posted a sweet selfie with Natalia, writing in the caption: 'Natalia almost missed her final exam last night'

Conflict: On Sunday, Vanessa posted a sweet selfie with Natalia, writing in the caption: ‘Natalia almost missed her final exam last night’

Break Pattern: Vanessa revealed, 'When I was a senior in high school, Kobe and I were engaged and had a playoff game on the night of my prom'

Break Pattern: Vanessa revealed, ‘When I was a senior in high school, Kobe and I were engaged and had a playoff game on the night of my prom’

The Change: Although Vanessa skipped her ball because 'Kobe didn't want me to go to the prom without him and I didn't want to go without him,' Natalia went to hers

The Change: Although Vanessa skipped her ball because ‘Kobe didn’t want me to go to the prom without him and I didn’t want to go without him,’ Natalia went to hers

Happier times: Natalia lost her father and 13-year-old sister Gianna last January in a tragic helicopter crash that also claimed seven other lives

Happier times: Natalia lost her father and 13-year-old sister Gianna last January in a tragic helicopter crash that also claimed seven other lives

Vanessa continued, ‘When I was in high school, Kobe and I were engaged and had a playoff game on the night of my prom. Kobe didn’t want me to go to the prom without him, and I didn’t want to be without him. ‘

Kobe and Vanessa met when he was 21 and she was 17, and got engaged while she was still in high school.

Vanessa wrote this Sunday, “ When we heard that Natalia’s prom night and Kobe’s Hall of Fame night were on the same night, I looked at Natalia and said, ‘Well, if it’s any consolation, Daddy stopped me from going to my prom. so it’s only correct that he tried to keep you from going to yours. ”

Posthumous honor: Vanessa is pictured onstage at Kobe's induction ceremony into the NBA Hall of Fame on Saturday night while Natalia was at the prom

Posthumous honor: Vanessa is pictured onstage at Kobe’s induction ceremony into the NBA Hall of Fame on Saturday night while Natalia was at the prom

Make It Work: Natalia, the eldest of Kobe's four daughters, attended the Awards Gala Friday night, where she is pictured onstage with her mother

Making It Work: Natalia, the eldest of Kobe’s four daughters, attended the Awards Gala Friday night where she is pictured onstage with her mother

She added, “Of course we laughed because even in heaven he’s still trying to make moves and keep the boys away.”

Vanessa reflected: “Natalia has been through so much loss, I couldn’t let her miss the one-time opportunity to go to her prom. Thank you for flying out to accept Dad’s Hall of Fame coat and fly home the next morning. ‘

When Kobe himself was only 17, he attended his senior prom with the singer Brandy whose little brother Kim Kardashian’s sex tape co-star Ray J.

As They Were: Kobe and Vanessa are pictured together during their engagement in October 2000 when she was 18 and he was 22

As They Were: Kobe and Vanessa are pictured together during their engagement in October 2000 when she was 18 and he was 22

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