Vanessa Bryant repaid Kobe Bryant's sister for babysitting services by buying her a Tesla.
Vanessa surprised her sister-in-law, Sharia Washington, with a brand new Tesla.
She captioned an Instagram post, "Surprise @shariawash! We love you!!! Tesla Tunnel, here she comes!! Vegas to Cali."
Vanessa shared a video of the surprise. "Is that my bestie in a Tessie?" Vanessa said, quoting a lyric from Saweetie and Doja Cat's hit song "Best Friend."
"You like your car?" she asked Sharia, who replied by excitedly screaming for the camera.
"So overwhelmed!" Sharia wrote on her Instagram Story. "Thank you so much V!"
Vanessa is appreciate of her sister-in-law's help with her minor children after Kobe and their daughter, Gianna, 13, were killed in a tragic helicopter crash last January.
In March, she told PEOPLE that her "strong, resilient, respectful and kind" daughters Natalia, 18, Bianka, 4, and Capri, 1, played important role in helping her grieve.
"Helping my girls navigate through this heartache is important to me," she told PEOPLE. "Making sure that they know that they are loved, supported and important is what motivates me."
Vanessa will need Sharia's help even more now that Natalia has gone off to college.
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Police arrested a man who crashed his Tesla into a red Ferrari in Beverly Hills, California overnight.
Emergency personnel responded to a 2-vehicle crash in the area of Sunset Boulevard and North Canon Drive around 12:09 a.m. Wednesday.
The driver of the Ferrari is Christian Combs, the 22-year-old son of rap producer Sean Combs and the late fashion model Kim Porter, who passed away in 2018.
Video footage from the scene showed a red Ferrari with damage to the rear end. A damaged black Tesla is also seen.
Christian, an aspiring rapper who uses the stage name King Combs, suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized.
The Tesla driver was arrested at the scene. An investigation into the crash is ongoing. The Tesla crash was the second involving a celebrity on the West Coast.
Rapper Frank Ocean's 18-year-old brother, Ryan Breaux, was killed in a single-car Tesla crash early Sunday. Excessive speeding was a contributing factor in the accident.
Frank Ocean's younger brother Ryan Breaux died in a fiery car crash early Sunday in Thousand Oaks, California. He was 18.
Ocean, 32, is pictured above sitting alone on a curb overlooking the crash site.
The accident happened on Westlake Boulevard in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 2.
According to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Breaux was a passenger in a Tesla Sedan that veered off the road and crashed into a tree.
The Tesla's driver, identified as Breaux's classmate Ezekial Bishop, also died in the single-car crash.
First responders arrived to find the sedan fully engulfed in flames. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Photos and video of the fiery wreckage quickly spread on social media.
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Ocean was close to his younger brother, who at age 11 appeared on the song "Futura Free" from Ocean's critically acclaimed 2016 album, Blonde.
Family and friends of both victims took to social media to express their sorrow and condolences.
Paris Brosnan, actor Pierce Brosnan's son, wrote a lengthy, emotional tribute to his friend on Instagram:
"To my brother, who was talented beyond belief, possessed a heart of gold, had an energy that was infectious, a smile & laugh that lifted everyone’s spirit, and was a loyal and authentic friend to anyone he knew. You were just getting started and ready to show the world who you were..."
Musician Tre Samuels wrote on Breaux's last Instagram post: "I'm lost for words. Sending you my love bro."
"You gave us all love and laughter brother," wrote Brandon Thomas Lee, son of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. "Love you forever. I hope I get to see you again one day."
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Tesla founder Elon Musk and musician Grimes welcomed their first child together, a boy, on Monday. Musk confirmed the baby's arrival in a tweet. "Mom & baby all good," he wrote.
Grimes, real name Claire Boucher, is a 32-year-old Canadian singer best known for her 2012 album Visions, that spawned the singles "Genesis" and "Oblivion." The album won the Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year.
Grimes, who admits being a drug-addict-turned vegetarian, met Musk in 2018 after dating singer Devon Welsh for 3 years.
She broke the news of her pregnancy in a graphic photo on her Instagram page. The image showed her bare baby bump with what looked like red lacerations across her belly.