Though Vanessa referred to them as Auntie and Uncle, Ciara and Russell aren’t associated to the Bryants by blood. Nonetheless, as a result of they’re roughly the identical age because the Bryants, it is simple to see why Vanessa may check with them that approach, particularly to her children. They don’t seem to be literal family members, however they’re the type of shut associates who may simply be confused for blood relations.
“Seeing you and the women smile makes my coronary heart smile,” Ciara wrote on Instagram in response to Vanessa’s submit. “You’re the hardest mama I do know. Seeing you place one foot ahead every day is admirable. It ain’t straightforward, but when I do know one factor, Mamba Queen’s able to all of it. Love you V. @VanessaBryant. #MambaDay 💜💛.”