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Vanessa Bryant shared a touching tribute to her late husband, Kobe Bryant, on Tuesday … posting a throwback picture together in honor of their 22nd wedding anniversary.
“Happy anniversary, baby. I love you @kobebryant ❤️ #22,” Vanessa captioned the picture in Florence, Italy.
Of course, Bryant held Italy near and dear to his heart — he spent his childhood there, spoke fluent Italian and would frequently visit with Vanessa.
Kobe and Vanessa got engaged when Vanessa turned 18 … and the couple officially tied the knot on April 18, 2001.
Vanessa’s close friends Ciara and Lala showed her and Kobe love by commenting on the post … as well as New York Liberty star Sabrina Ionescu, who Kobe mentored.
Last summer, Vanessa penned a heartfelt birthday note on Kobe’s 44th birthday, writing about how much she loves and misses him.
Bryant — who won five championships with the Lakers — tragically died in a plane crash in 2020 with his daughter, Gianna, but both continue to live in the heart of Vanessa.