Ciara shared an adorable selfie of the pair with Vanessa’s two youngest daughters, 14-month-old Capri Kobe and 5-year-old Bianka Bella, and praised the widow for her resilience as a mother.
“Seeing you and the girls smile makes my heart smile,” wrote Ciara, 36. “You’re the toughest mama I know. Seeing you put one foot forward each day is admirable.
“It ain’t easy, but if I know one thing, Mamba Queen’s capable of it all,” she added. “Love you V. @VanessaBryant. #MambaDay💜💛.”
Over the weekend, Vanessa, 39, shared the same photo on her own account, thanking friends like Ciara for being there for her and her daughters through this difficult, new time.
“It takes a village. Thank you to all my loving family, amazing friends and wonderful fans for your love and support. One day at a time,” she captioned the photo, which was missing 18-year-old daughter Natalia.
Ciara replied to the photo, reiterating her praise for Vanessa. “Love you and the girls so much V. So proud of you. Always here for you guys. ❤️❤️❤️,” she wrote.