Paul Gasol and Wife Name Newborn After Kobe Bryant's Daughter Gianna

Pau Gasol and wife, Catherine McDonnell welcomed their first child together a girl and named her after Gianna Bryant.

“Our little one has finally arrived!! The delivery went really well and we couldn’t be happier,” Gasol, 40, announced on Instagram alongside two family photos. “Elisabet Gianna Gasol, a very meaningful name for our super beautiful daughter!!”

The pro-athlete and former teammate of Kobe Bryant shared the sweet message on Instagram along with a separate message from McDonnell, 31, who shared their little one, was born on Sept. 10.

“She made a quick and easy entrance on a VERY special day, her great-grandmother Elizabeth’s 100th birthday and her mom and dad’s 2nd engagement anniversary,” she captioned her post. “We are already so in love with our sweet Ellie!!”

Vanessa Bryant responded to the great news in an Instagram post, announcing she is the newborn’s godmother.
“My goddaughter is here!!!! Congratulations @paugasol @catmcdonnell7 Love you 3 so much! So touched by your request to honor my Gigi,” Bryant wrote.”Can’t wait to hold Elisabet Gianna Gasol.”

Bryant’s oldest daughter, Natalia Bryant, shared the following message to her Instagram Story, “Forever God Sisters.”

Gasol holds a special place in the Bryant household where he’s called “Uncle” to the late NBA Champion’s daughters. The two created a close bond over the years and called each other “brothers.” Gasol and Catherine have been there for the family since the tragic day on January 26 when Kobe, Gianna, and seven other passengers perished in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA.

The arrival of the newborn and the significant meaning of her name is sure to bring lots of joy and happiness to the Gasol and Bryant family whose family ties are strong.

Congratulations, Pau, and Catherine Gasol!


By BSM Team

Photo: Instagram