Ciara and Lala Anthony Share the Same Photo of Vanessa Bryant and Praise Her for Her Strength
The memorial ceremony for Kobe and Gigi Bryant was a spectacular one. However, more memorable is the strength of the wife and mother of the deceased. Speaking of Vanessa's, La La Anthony said:
"I tell you every day you are the strongest woman I know. The strength I watched you show today is unmatched. "
"Vanessa Bryant showed the ultimate amount of strength w/her beautiful speech. It was truly remarkable & powerful."
Those who attended the ceremony were honored to be there and felt glad that Kobe and Gigi's life were celebrated by those whom they have inspired and loved.
The memorial, which was held at Staples Center, was attended by a lot of people who came out to give Vanessa and her remaining girls all the love and support they needed.
It was decided that if Vanessa felt up to the task, then she was going to do it.
Magic Johnson also expressed that it was a privilege to be there to witness the grace and courage of Vanessa. He also thanked her for opening a window into the life of her family.
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My MVP🏆❤️ @vanessabryant I tell you everyday you are the strongest woman I know. The strength I watched you show today is unmatched❤️Your words today were so beautiful. The epitome of love and grace. You are an amazing friend, mother, & wife. I got your back today, tomorrow, & forever. LOVE YOU V..❤️ #mambaandmambacitaforever 🕊
Actress Gabrielle Union also eulogized Vanessa urging people to ensure that they check up on those who seemed strong as most support systems also needed support. She also stated that:
"Vanessa & the girls. We love you. We gotchu."
Ciara also took to Instagram to share a picture of Vanessa, saying that she embodied the true definition of a strong woman. The singer urged her to continue as Kobe and Gigi were definitely smiling down at her.
Surrounded by her daughters, Vanessa gave a heartwarming speech that left most of the people in attendance with tears in their eyes while also feeling their hearts with joy over the beautiful bond that was shared within the family.
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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 ❤️
It was a beautiful feeling; she gave the speech as it opened the hearts of many to see Kobe and Gigi not as those who have gone but as those who have lived their lives well.
The memorial service was hugely attended and streamed online, with millions of people connecting and giving their support to those who have departed.