Ice-T's Wife Coco Austin Slammed over Pic of Husband & Daughter Amid Bryant Family's Grief
Ice T's wife Coco Austin faced backlash for gushing over a picture of her own family in a tribute message she shared in honor of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant.
Tribute messages on social media for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant who tragically died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, have been pouring out from stars, who knew the NBA or simply admired him.
His love for his family has become apparent in many media reports that have shown how committed he was to his children, the #dadgirl has even started trending in honor of how proud he was of his four daughters.
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So so heartbroken for the Bryant family.I know they're going through so much pain right now I cant even fathom it.. I love the beautiful father daughter connection they had and now they're in heaven together.. l'm still in utter shock! KobeBryant ❤ GiGi Bryant you will forever be missed #legend
Kobe's death, along with his 13-year-old daughter, had many people reflecting on their own families. For Ice T's wife Coco Austin, her moment of reflection was apparent when she shared a picture of her husband and daughter sleeping peacefully in the same bed, she wrote:
"Counting my blessings .. last night I said many prayers.. and I do appreciate life to the fullest! (Sleeping cuddle pics are the best!) #ripkobeandgianna ..💗Love to the Bryant family."
While some fans praised her for the heartfelt message honoring family, other commenters didn't appreciate the message and thought the timing of it was inappropriate.
According to In Touch Weekly, Coco said giving birth to her daughter bonded her and Ice T in a way that has made them feel even closer. So it would only make sense that she would gush over her family. However, one fan pointed out:
"@el_oogee I just said the same thing not very nice to remind Vanessa of what she don’t have anymore!!!!"
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My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time. Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them. We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe — the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna — a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri. We are also devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share in their grief intimately. There aren’t enough words to describe our pain right now. I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved. We were so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon. I’m not sure what our lives hold beyond today, and it’s impossible to imagine life without them. But we wake up each day, trying to keep pushing because Kobe, and our baby girl, Gigi, are shining on us to light the way. Our love for them is endless — and that’s to say, immeasurable. I just wish I could hug them, kiss them and bless them. Have them here with us, forever. Thank you for sharing your joy, your grief and your support with us. We ask that you grant us the respect and privacy we will need to navigate this new reality. To honor our Team Mamba family, the Mamba Sports Foundation has set up the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the other families affected by this tragedy. To donate, please go to MambaOnThree.org. To further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports, please visit MambaSportsFoundation.org. Thank you so much for lifting us up in your prayers, and for loving Kobe, Gigi, Natalia, Bianka, Capri and me. #Mamba #Mambacita #GirlsDad #DaddysGirls #Family ❤️
Some commenters felt it was inappropriate for a four-year-old to be seeping topless. Other commenters shamed her because Ice T was also topless in the picture.
However, the picture has received over 83 000 likes on Instagram, and many people have been gushing over the heart-melting moment of the gangster rapper cuddling with his daughter.
Many fans have praised her for sharing such a beautiful message about family, love, and the bond between a father a daughter.