Vanessa Bryant Opens Up About Losing Kobe And Gigi

Vanessa Bryant Opens Up About Losing Kobe And Gigi

The sports world was shaken when basketball
legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna
Bryant, the pilot, and six other people. As more details about the January 26th, 2020
incident continue to emerge, the news only becomes more heartbreaking. While fans and celebrities felt a strong connection
to the retired Los Angeles Laker, nothing can quite compare to what Kobe’s wife, Vanessa
Bryant, must be going through. Vanessa and Kobe had four children together
during their nearly 20-year marriage. Although no one could fault Vanessa for opting
to stay out of the spotlight and process her grief in private, she has bravely posted on
social media more than once to talk about this unimaginable loss. On February 10th, 2020, Vanessa posted a lengthy
Instagram update about how she’s coping, along with video footage of Gianna and Kobe. She 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.” Vanessa acknowledged the range of emotions
she’s feeling, including anger, saying, “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.” As Vanessa noted, there’s no wrong way to
grieve. She added, “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.” Vanessa also extended prayers to all of the
victims of the helicopter crash. She went on to announce that a memorial called
“A Celebration of Life: Kobe & Gianna Bryant” will take place at the Staples Center, the
home of the Los Angeles Lakers. The date of the memorial February 24th, 2020
holds special significance. Gigi’s jersey number was 2; her father’s was
24; and Vanessa and Kobe were together for 20 years. That’s not the only way the pair has been
honored so far. On February 5th, Gianna’s basketball team
retired her #2 jersey. Along with photos from the ceremony at Harbor
Day School, Vanessa wrote: “My Gigi. I love you! I miss you. You’ve taught us all that no act of kindness
is ever too small. Mommy is still and will ALWAYS be so proud
of you mamacita.” On January 31st, at the Lakers’ first home
game since the tragedy, #8 and #24 Bryant jerseys were placed on all the seats inside
the Staples Center. Two court-side seats were decorated with roses,
as well as a #2 Mamba Academy jersey for Gianna and a #24 Lakers jersey for the Black Mamba
himself. New information about the helicopter accident
also continues to emerge. The exact cause of the crash has not been
disclosed, and the Associated Press reported the investigation could take at least a year. For now, the National Transportation Safety
Board found no outward evidence of engine failure, but there is one update that’s especially
gut-wrenching. According to TIME, pilot Ara Zobayan had nearly
cleared the heavy cloud cover that was hampering visibility before the helicopter crashed into
the hillside. The publication reported, “The helicopter was just 100 feet (30 meters)
from the cloud tops and conceivably would have broken through into clear air in a matter
of seconds.” It’s believed that foggy weather impacted
Zobayan’s ability to fly that day, although several people who knew him were quick to
vouch for his skills as a pilot with 8,200 hours of flight time. As Vanessa’s Instagram post made clear, this
has been an extremely difficult situation for everyone involved. Perhaps she will find some solace as Kobe,
Gianna, and the rest of the victims’ memories continue to be honored by loved ones and strangers
alike. “So in the words of Kobe Bryant, Mamba out,
but in the words of us, not forgotten. Live on, brother.”

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100 thoughts on “Vanessa Bryant Opens Up About Losing Kobe And Gigi

  1. RIP Gianna Bryant, Alyssa Altobelli, Payton Chester, Keri Altobelli, John Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Christina Mauser, Ara Zobayan, and Kobe Bryant.

  2. I didn’t need to know that they were seconds away from clear weather, cuz it makes me wanna punch a wall, wish I could turn back time 😔

  3. Isaiah 57:1.for you Vanessa. Be strong take heart, the created gives and takes away and nothing can stop him, but he has a good reason for everything. You are loved Vanessa.

  4. To the Kobe Family, May the Lord above heal your heart, and may you find peace with in Him. Trust in the Lord for He will bring you and family though this, just know that the world is praying for you all and everyone who lost there life too. May the Lord be with you. 💕😇

  5. It is so similar to the crash that took the life of blues guitarist Steve Ray Vaughn in 1990. That day the helicopter hit a ski slope in bad fog as well. But that aside, RIP to all those who lost their lives in this terrible tragedy. And thoughts and prayers to those left behind.

  6. Prayers for the 👪 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏Gianna looks like her momma. All the girls have that ☺ like they daddy. Bendito

  7. Just because he's dead doesn't make him any less of a rapist, This is just more Evidence that sports fans are deranged and unintelligent.

  8. Man I almost lost my mom 2 days ago in a car accident. Your life can be taken from you at any moment. Wow, can’t imagine how she’s feeling losing them.

  9. My ❤ aches for Vanessa as she is dealing with the loss of her child & her husband.😭 I can't begin to comprehend what she is going through right now. Praying for her & her girls, as well as the others who lost loved one's in the crash.

  10. She is Full of Shit. She could of at least said my HUSBAND and DAUGHTER. Money is the root to all evil . I just don't trust this Bitch.

  11. Guys the word of God says it is appointed unto men once to die but death is the judgement ok death comes to everyone it doesn't matter your skin colour age are back ground Kobe GiGi and all the others will be greatly missed but this is a wake up call for everyone if anyone of u don't know the Lord jesus as your saviour please do it now before before its to late no one knows when is their last

  12. Someone said Kobe means God's Door. Walk through God's door when he comes for you. You dont know when that will be, so ask him into your heart now, those 9 and others didnt know it was their time and hopefully had a chance to do so. Your still alive today. God gave you another chance.

  13. I know that hurts, no amount of money can replace those two. I know she is finacially stable but damn those guys need their daddy in their lifes. Wow. I can't imagine being gone from my kids.

  14. Kobe was a rapist and your a disgrace to your race!! Stop dating outside your race! Your weak for dating outside your race! Maybe sin more then the average same ethnicity couples! Different race couples cheat like a mthafckr! Wake up

  15. This video is the kind of Bull Shit I'm talking about They use a picture to attract you then comment on old news with picture. Unreal!! Back in my Day they would say "GET YOU SOME BUSINESS" because you have to much time on your hands. who ever you are…Real Talk

  16. Ended up here. Watched my father in law yesterday take his last breath after a 3.5 year fight after a lung transplant. I'm so heartbroken right now that I cried for this woman and her daughters as though it burns in my heart what Im feeling I lost one very great man. He had integrity like an old timer an IQ higher than Einstein and taught me what family and love really are. I married his daughter not only because of the woman he and her mother raised but, because their love drew me in. I so feel for Kobes family friends and fans all over the world.

  17. Vanessa kobe and gigi both left so many family memories you have for a life time pic of y'all we seen on social media and kobe legacy 20 year basketball career it a take u til 70 to watch all his games and friends and fans to digest we love u vanessa rip kobe and gigi hopefully u a see him again some day .

  18. Just wondering how she feels losing two people once…. n still wondering kobe's helicopter crash mate…. daddy, daughter and mother all the family almost…. guys be strong God is bringing something different in your lives… let's keep them in prayers… keep resting dear one's 😭🌹❤❤❤🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  19. At least she will inheirt millions from her husben ; should pray god for that . come on people wake up. Kobe died RIP, whats the big deal. People dying every day and don't even have quarter in their bank account to feed their family .

  20. RIP I'm still shaking the only people that will mis me is my little family as a parent..but I'm thankful that alote of good miss them all ..

  21. Does anyone not notice…Vanessa Bryant DOESNT TALK!! I've never ever EVER heard her say a single word in the past 17 years!! I think she has a speech impediment.

  22. This why Snoop went off!
    This why we utterly disgusted with Gayle King!
    This such a tragedy GOD be with the families and place strength on EVERYONE affected by this. Bless Up Young Kobe and Queen GiGi

  23. God be with you Vanessa. Be strong for your other children. I will pray for you, you have lost so much, your heart is filled with pain than no one can fathom.

  24. Happy Valentine’s Day to you & the family & lots of Heartfelt Love, Prayers, Warmth & Support on this veryyyy Special Blessed Day❤️🙏❤️God Bless & Lovvve Always🌹❤️❤️❤️🙏

  25. I feel sorry for Vanessa…very sorry…i lost my only Son 3 years..he was only 23…i have PTSD…from the abrupt trauma of it all…i know what Vanessa is going thru…the first year is the hardest…the first of everything without their presence..their voices…missed….their first xmas and thanksgiving without them…theyre first birthday when theyre missing…ugh…all of it…this is serious…even a memory or a sound will make Vanessa have those PTSD MOMENTS…BEEN THERE DONE THAT…IT SUCKS..I STILL MISS AND LOVE MY SON VERY VERY MUCH…NEXT MONTH IS HIS BIRTHDAY…HE WOULD BE TURNING 27…AND HIS SISTER …MY DAUGHTER..IS IN TRAUMA STILL AS WELL…THEY WERE LIKE TWINS..ONLY ONE YEAR APART…SHE LOST HER TWIN…😔😔😔🙏🙏


  27. Vanessa you are not alone when I lost my mother I know exactly what the pain feels like I know exactly what you are going through I will always be here with you forever you have a true friend in me love you always Vanessa….

  28. And I love my brother Kobe Bryant and I love you too Gianna Brian you will always be in my memories right alongside with my mother…

  29. Every time I see videos about Kobe Bryant, my heart breaks. I’m praying for him every day, and may Lord bless his soul in the heaven.

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