US Weekly: Vanessa Bryant Is Lost and Broken Amid Husband Kobe & Daughter Gigi's Deaths
Vanessa Bryant has allegedly been stuck in a fog since the passing of her husband, Kobe Bryant, and their daughter, Gianna.
In the weeks following the death of her husband, Kobe Bryant, and their teenage daughter, Gianna, Vanessa Bryant has continued to struggle.
...an investigation into what had transpired during the flight that claimed those nine lives back in January had begun.
According to a Us Magazine source, the mother-of-four has been "living in a fog," as she has become" a broken woman."
Just a few days ago, Vanessa had delivered a moving eulogy to those in attendance at a public memorial service, which was held for Kobe and Gianna at the Los Angeles' Staples Center.
Pop Culture noted that the occasion had featured several celebrities and sports figures who had turned up en masse to honor the lives of the basketball icon and his daughter.
"God knew they couldn't be on this earth without each other. He had to bring them home to him together. Babe, you take care of our Gigi. And I got Nati, Bibi and Coco."
People added that Vanessa had completed her speech by stating that Kobe and Gianna were so easy to love that people "naturally gravitated toward them."
She also added that while they were alive, her husband and daughter had enjoyed being "funny, happy, silly."
According to Pop Culture, before the Celebration of Life memorial, the 37-year-old had taken to Instagram to share her feelings about the crash that claimed the lives of Kobe, Gianna, and seven other helicopter passengers.
Through the post, Vanessa admitted that her brain hadn't accepted the deaths of her soulmate and their daughter.
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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?! 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. 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.
Because it was an in-depth look into her grieving process, many fans took to her comment section to share kind words with her, according to Pop Culture.
While some wanted the grieving widow to know that they understood what she was going through, others offered to help her in any way they possibly could.
Meanwhile, LA Times divulged that an investigation into what had transpired during the flight that claimed those nine lives back in January had begun.
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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 ❤️
According to the site, the lead investigator was Jennifer Homendy, an NTSB member who oversaw the investigation of a fire aboard the dive boat Conception.