“All the time Collectively, By no means Aside Collectively Endlessly In Our Hearts,” Vanessa, 38, captioned two household images through Instagram on Friday, December 25. “Kobe, Vanessa, Natalia, Gianna, Bianka and Capri.” Within the first pic, Vanessa and her daughters posed collectively on a sofa, whereas within the second shot, Kobe, Vanessa and their 4 kids smiled whereas located amongst Christmas timber.
Kobe, 41, and Gianna, 13, have been amongst 9 individuals who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, in January. The couple, who tied the knot in April 2001, additionally shared daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 4, and Capri, 18 months.
Earlier this week, Vanessa posted an Instagram Story video of the Christmas reward Khloé Kardashian despatched her: a gingerbread home that included a tribute to Kobe and Gianna. The pair’s names have been featured on the roof of the home alongside the remainder of the household’s names.
“Khloé, thanks a lot, it’s stunning,” the previous mannequin mentioned within the Tuesday, December 22, video. “I find it irresistible.”
Forward of the vacation, Vanessa spoke out after her mother, Sofia Laine, sued her for financial support. The 68-year-old claimed in courtroom paperwork obtained by Us Weekly that she labored unpaid as a “longtime private assistant and nanny” for the household and the late basketball star “promised to maintain” her “for the remainder of her life.”
Vanessa denied her mom’s allegations, telling Us in an announcement that Laine is “persevering with to try to discover methods to extort a monetary windfall from our household.” She added that her mother “has spiraled uncontrolled” and is “now attempting to get extra money than my husband and I ever spent to supply for her whereas he was alive.”
“She was a grandmother who was supported by me and her son-in-law at my request,” Vanessa advised Us. “She now needs to back-charge me $96 per hour for supposedly working 12 hours a day for 18 years for watching her grandchildren. In actuality, she solely often babysat my older ladies after they have been toddlers. As of 10 years in the past, our youngsters have been full-time college students and athletes and I didn’t have one other baby till 2016. Her claims are clearly false however I nonetheless tried, repeatedly, to work issues out with my mom.”
Laine later claimed in an announcement to Us that Vanessa has “tried to sever all ties and renege on all obligations and agreements.”