Published: Wed, September 16, 2020
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Pau Gasol Names Newborn Daughter After Kobe Bryant’s Daughter

Pau Gasol Names Newborn Daughter After Kobe Bryant’s Daughter

Taking to social media to announce the birth of their daughter, the lovebirds revealed that they name their new bundle of joy after Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryant's late daughter Gianna, who died of a helicopter crash earlier this year.

"Our little one has finally arrived! The delivery went really well and we couldn't be happier", Pau shared on Instagram on Sunday, Sept. 13, alongside a family photo. "Elisabet Gianna Gasol, a very meaningful name for our super attractive daughter!", Gasol wrote on Instagram.

Kobe's widow Vanessa, who is Elisabet's goddaughter, admitted she is "so touched" with the couple's decision to pay tribute to her late daughter.

The newest addition to the Gasol family was born on September 10, which is a very special day for Pau and his wife as McDonnell revealed in her Instagram post.

Gasol was Bryant's teammate on the Los Angeles Lakers from 2008 to 2014, winning two NBA Championships alongside Bryant.

Vanessa Bryant posted on her private Instagram account that she will be the godmother of the child. "Can't wait to hold Elisabeth Gianna Gasol".

Pau Gasol is the newest girl dad!

When the athlete wrote "my future baby", he was referring to the child his wife was carrying. "So much beauty in one picture".

"We had a tremendous connection, it's quite evident", Gasol told ESPN's Omar Raja in May, when speaking about Bryant. Among them, Gasol talked about the impact the 5-time National Basketball Association champion had on him. He was always in champion mode.

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