Vanessa is ensuring all of her kids are financially protected.
The mamá has reportedly filed legal documents to make sure all of her children are included in Kobe's trust. According to TMZ, the basketball star's widow is asking a judge to amend the document to include their youngest daughter, 9-month-old Capri. She was born in 2019, years after the most recent changes the couple made to the trust.
Vanessa is taking charge of Kobe's estate.
The Blast has also reported that Vanessa has filed legal documents to establish she is the sole successor of Kobe's and her daughter Gigi's estates. She is filing the documents to coincide with the wrongful death lawsuit she filed against the helicopter company that owned the aircraft involved in her husband's and daughter's deaths.
Kobe hadn't yet included Capri in his trust.
According to documents obtained by TMZ Sports, Kobe hadn't had the time to include Capri in his trust since she was born just months prior to his death. The NBA legend created a trust for his wife and kids in 2003, and it had been amended several times since. The most recent update was done in 2017, following the arrival of daughter Bianka in 2016. The history of the documents shows that the couple amended the trust after welcoming each their first three children.
Kobe was in no rush to amend the document.
Even though the little one was born in June 2019, Kobe, who was only 41 years old at the time of his death, did not feel pressure or a sense of rush to make the change. Not anticipating the tragic accident that took his life in January 26, the athlete was healthy and young, and he had no need to make the change so quickly.