Vanessa Bryant Longs for Kobe and Gigi as She Shares Heartbreaking Footage of Them from 'Kobe Bryant's Muse' Documentary
Kobe and Gianna Bryant's memorial held a couple of days ago, but their memories will continue to be with loved ones. One person who won't be forgetting is Vanessa Bryant.
Yesterday, the recently-widowed Vanessa shared a video on her Instagram page in which she admitted to still missing her late husband and daughter, who passed a little over a month ago already.
In the video, which is a footage from "Kobe Bryant's Muse" documentary, Kobe, Gigi, and Vanessa, as well as the other children, are seen having some quality family time in their living room.
Amongst other things, Kobe and Gigi danced, while the family gathered together to play cards. It indeed was happy times in the Bryant household.
Vanessa's moving eulogy brought the entire venue to its feet.
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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 ❤️
The video already got numerous likes, with many more people, celebrities alike, sending their love and condolences. One of such celebrities is actress Daphne Joy who commented,
"My heart breaks for you yet also rejoices you..you both we're an exemplary Union, marriage, mother, father, and family anyone would be so lucky to have experienced in their lifetime."
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Missing you both so much #GigiBryant and @kobebryant MUSE documentary ❤️ Even missing your “earthquakes”- (leg shakes) song is XO by @beyonce Your love is bright as ever Even in the shadows Baby kiss me Before they turn the lights out Your heart is glowing And I'm crashing into you Baby kiss me Before they turn the lights out Before they turn the lights out Baby love me lights out In the darkest night hour (in the darkest night hour) I'll search through the crowd (I'll search through the crowd) Your face is all that I see I'll give you everything Baby love me lights out Baby love me lights out You can turn my lights out We don't have forever Ooh, baby daylight's wasting You better kiss me Before our time has run out Mmm yeah Nobody sees what we see They're just hopelessly gazing, oh Oh, baby take me, me Before they turn the lights out Before our time has run out Baby love me lights out In the darkest night…
This isn't the first time that Vanessa will be sharing her sadness at the passing of her husband, Kobe and daughter, Gianna through social media.
Since they both passed, she has regularly turned to social media to share some of the lovely moments that they had together, with hundreds of thousands of people sharing messages of support and encouragement.
On Thursday, Vanessa shared a picture of a tattoo gotten by Kobe's sister Sharia Washington. The picture showed the numbers "2" and "24," which Kobe and Gianna wore, encircled by a Black Mamba — Kobe's iconic nickname.
Kobe and Gianna's memorial held at the Staples Center on Monday, with thousands of people gathered to say goodbye to the sports icon and his daughter.
Amid the tributes and performances, mother and wife of the deceased, Vanessa's moving eulogy brought the entire venue to its feet.