Vanessa Bryant has taken additional steps to secure her youngest daughter's financial future.
According to The Blast, Vanessa Bryant has filed legal documents to add their 9-month-old child, Capri, to Kobe Bryant's trust. The outlet reports the 37-year-old mother insists it was always her late husband's intention to include the child; however, the trust had yet to be updated at the time of his unexpected death. The last time the documents were modified was in 2017, shortly after the birth of the couple's third daughter, Bianka.
"The material purpose of the Trust is to provide a fund for Kobe's wife and daughters of Kobe and Vanessa for their support, care, and maintenance and, at the same time, to provide protection for the Trust's assets so that the assets will be available for the benefit of Kobe and Vanessa's daughters, equally, upon Vanessa's death," the document reads, as reported by The Blast. "The proposed modification furthers and supports the primary purpose of the trust. The First Partial Amendment makes clear Kobe's intent to provide for "any children of (his) marriage to Vanessa" in his trust.
As it stand now, Vanessa Bryant and her two daughters Natalia and Bianka can draw money from the trust. But upon Vanessa Bryant's death, "the Bryant Trusts will be divided into two shares, not three," as Capri is not included. TMZ reports that the request will likely be granted.
Kobe Bryant was killed on Jan. 26 along with his and Vanessa Bryant's oldest daughter, Gianna. The father and daughter died in a helicopter crash in southern California; the other six passengers and the pilot were also killed.