Vanessa Bryant is left alone with her three kids and the devastated mother is staying strong for them.
The world was utterly shocked by the unexpected death of the NBA legend, Kobe Bryant on January 26, 2020. While it took an emotional toll on thousands of fans, his family has been severely affected especially due to the loss of both Bryant and his daughter Gianna in the horrific helicopter crash.
Vanessa Bryant, the wife of the player mourned privately for a while but soon came out to speak of the intense pain she was going through. The 37-year-old took to Instagram on 11 February 2020 to talk about her buried feelings. She hoped that speaking out her feelings would help others going through a similar loss. "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," wrote the mother of four. She continued, "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," wrote the saddened mother.
Vanessa stated it was difficult for her to comprehend the sudden departure of her little girl. "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," wrote Vanessa. However, even when it is difficult for her to cope up, the devastated mother is forced to stay strong for her three daughters. "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," wrote the mother.
She went on to say she wished her daughter and her beloved husband was alive. She concluded her statement by saying, "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."
Earlier, Vanessa posted a video of her 7-month-old Capri Kobe who resembled her late daughter Gianna. The grieving wife and mother also released her first public statement through social media and even changed her Instagram profile to an image of Bryant and Gianna.
She also announced that "A celebration of life," will take place on 24 February 2020 at the Staples Center to honor Bryant and Gianna. According to the LA Times, the date is very significant as Kobe wore No. 24 and Gianna wore No. 2 when they played basketball.