“Most Beautiful Duo”: Jessica Alba and Rachel Zoe Join Thousands in Gushing Over Kobe Bryant’s Wife and Daughter at Oscars 2023

Published 03/14/2023, 9:56 AM EDT

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For the last couple of days, the 2023 Oscars have been dominating the social media feeds. Everything about the 95th Academy Awards, from the list of award winners to the red carpet, have piqued the attention of fans. Moreover, the Vanity Fair Oscars Afterparty has also left movie buffs and fashion enthusiasts awestruck as Hollywood stars and supermodels brightened the occasion with eloquent outfits. The after party has become special for basketball fans after two women, popular in the NBA world, stole the show.

Kyle Kuzma‘s supermodel girlfriend Winnie Harlow had already sent the NBA fans gushing at the Oscars after her debut on Sunday. Adding to the joy of fans, NBA legend Kobe Bryant‘s wife Vanessa Bryant and daughter Natalia Bryant have walked the Afterparty red carpet as well. After stunning fans with their dazzling looks, the Bryants shared their pictures on social media. Celebrities ranging from Hollywood actresses to high-profile fashion designers, like Jessica Alba and Rachel Zoe, have joined fans in celebrating the Bryants’ wonderful outfits.

Thousands show love to Vanessa and Natalia


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Vanessa Bryant and Natalia Bryant wore matching floor-length black gowns and mesmerized everyone at the Vanity Fair Afterparty. Both Vanessa and Natalia have shared their Oscar moments on Instagram. Numerous people, including Hollywood star Jessica Alba, have showered praises on the Bryants.

Jessica Alba commented “😍❤️😍🙌,” on Vanessa’s reel. Meanwhile, celebrity fashion designer Rachel Zoe lauded the mother and daughter and commented “❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ the most beautiful duo @vanessabryant @nataliabryant.” Countless other fans joined the two in what seemed like a sea of love emojis in the comment section.

Vanessa Bryant had earlier attended the Oscars with Kobe. It was in 2018 when the Lakers legend won an Oscar for best animated short film “Dear Basketball,” which explores Kobe’s love for the sport from his youth to his NBA success. Few years after the tragic loss of Kobe, Vanessa has again brightened the occasion, this time with her daughter.

Natalia Bryant is winning


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Kobe’s eldest daughter, Natalia, has been making news for quite some time as she has been attending numerous prestigious fashion shows. Three days prior to the Oscars, Natalia had walked at the Versace Show in Los Angeles. She walked on the same ramp graced by some big names such as Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.

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Natalia Bryant kick-started her modelling career when she joined the IMG models at a young age. As an up-and-coming model, Kobe’s daughter has achieved things that many youngsters can only aspire to. She had starred at the New York Fashion Week and had also walked the red carpet for the premiere of Babylon. The Oscars Afterparty adds another feather to her cap.


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Krishna Prasad is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He has a Master's degree in English and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism. A trained reporter, Krishna's intense passion for sportswriting prompted him to become an NBA journalist.
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