Vanessa Bryant is paying tribute to her daughter, Gigi, for her academic accomplishments … sharing a heartfelt message and a photo of her honorary 8th grade graduation diploma.
“Congratulations on your 8th grade graduation Gigi,” Vanessa said on Instagram. “I love you forever and always.”
Gigi was a student at Harbor Day School in Corona Del Mar, CA … and was in the middle of her 8th grade year when she died in the tragic helicopter accident alongside Kobe and 7 others on January 26.
The school honored “Gianna Maria-Onoré Bryant” with a diploma — and Vanessa was clearly moved by the gesture.
“I’m so proud of you. ❤️, Mommy #classof2020.”
Gigi was a standout basketball player with dreams of making it to the WNBA … and her school retired her #2 jersey at a memorial ceremony in February.