Vanessa Bryant has only made brief comments on social media about the tragic passing of her husband Kobe Bryant and her 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore.
And her latest Instagram post is a heartbreaking window into the loss she and her family suffered after the fatal helicopter crash on January 26.
On February 10, Vanessa posted a video of Gianna playing basketball and wrote, “I’ve been reluctant to put my feelings into words. My brain refuses to accept that both Kobe and Gigi are gone. I can’t process both at the same time. It’s like I’m trying to process Kobe being gone but my body refuses to accept my Gigi will never come back to me. It feels wrong. Why should I be able to wake up another day when my baby girl isn’t being able to have that opportunity?!”
She continued, “I’m so mad. She had so much life to live. Then I realize I need to be strong and be here for my 3 daughters. Mad I’m not with Kobe and Gigi but thankful I’m here with Natalia, Bianka and Capri. I know what I’m feeling is normal. It’s part of the grieving process.”
Vanessa concluded with, “I just wanted to share in case there’s anyone out there that’s experienced a loss like this. God I wish they were here and this nightmare would be over. Praying for all of the victims of this horrible tragedy. Please continue to pray for all.”
See the post below:
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Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, along with seven other people, were killed while taking a helicopter to the Mamba Academy for basketball practice in nearby Thousand Oaks.
Kobe and Vanesssa would have celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary this April.
The City of Los Angeles will host a public memorial for Kobe Bryant on February 24 at the Staples Center.
On February 10, a public memorial was held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California for college baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and their daughter Alyssa.
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