Vanessa Bryant Reportedly Overwhelmed with Healing Love Her Family Received at Kobe & Gigi's Memorial
Vanessa Bryant is overwhelmed by the love and support her family received while at the memorial for Kobe and Gianna, calling the whole ordeal a "healing" experience.
Vanessa Bryant continues to mourn the loss of her husband and daughter, but the memorial prepared on February 24, 2020, was a healing experience for her.
Vanessa said a long and heartfelt tribute for her daughter Gianna and husband Kobe while at the memorial.
THE TRAGIC ACCIDENT
Kobe and 13-year-old Gianna Bryant passed away due to a tragic helicopter crash alongside seven other passengers. The late LA Lakers superstar and Vanessa share three other daughters, 17-year-old Natalia, 3-year-old Bianka, and 8-month-old Capri Kobe.
To bid them one last goodbye, Vanessa Bryant announced the memorial prepared especially for them, which saw hundreds of superstars in one arena to bid goodbye to one of the greatest basketball players of all time, and his darling daughter prodigy.
THE BRYANT FAMILY'S GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION
According to a source close to the Bryant family, Vanessa believed that Monday's memorial was the best way to pay tribute to her husband and daughter. While her grief did not end there, being surrounded by thousands who all love and support their family helped her and her three girls cope during such a difficult time in their lives.
"Vanessa is overwhelmed by the outpuring of love her and her family received. It was the perfect tribute to Kobe and Gigi. Vanessa knows the grieving process will be long and hard, but Monday's tribute helped her and her family during a rough time."
THE START-STUDDED MEMORIAL
The memorial, which was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, saw thousands of people flocking to the scene to bid Kobe and Gianna one last goodbye as they rest in paradise. The likes of Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Stephen Curry, Alicia Keys, Kim Kardashian, and many more, were brought to tears in the beautiful tribute.
That day, Vanessa said a long and heartfelt tribute for her daughter Gianna and husband Kobe while at the memorial. She recounted the wonderful memories that only she and her other daughters had the firsthand experience, such as Gigi's kisses and Kobe's gestures.
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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 ❤️
VANESSA'S HEARTBREAKING SPEECH
She ended her speech in the most heartbreaking yet beautiful way, holding back the tears as she addressed the crowd, before speaking to her husband.
"God knew they couldn't be on this Earth without each other, he had to bring them home to heaven together. Babe, you take care of our Gigi, and I got Nati, Bibi, and Coco. We're still the best team. We love and miss you, Boo Boo and Gigi."
Rest In Peace, Gianna, and Kobe.