Vanessa Bryant Opens Up About Losing Kobe And Gigi

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  • Published: 12 February 2020
  • 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.

    Watch the video to see how Vanessa Bryant Opens Up About Losing Kobe And Gigi.

    #KobeBryant #RIPKobeBryant #RIPGigiBryant

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Comments • 593

  • Nicki Swift
    Nicki Swift   5 days back

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

    • Madelin Granados
      Madelin Granados  3 days back

      :(

    • pop12
      pop12  3 days back

      ​@QUANG CHANG that was irrelevant. Irrelevant but true.

    • QUANG CHANG
      QUANG CHANG  3 days back

      way to go Illuminati! keep up the good work for your Lucifer from your Leviathan Dragon friends so heeee hawwwww!!!!

    • David Martinez
      David Martinez  4 days back

      .may God be with you in all you're family members and the families that lost their loved ones in the crash ,may Jesus heal all of you're wounds may Jesus holy blood in holy Spirit heals your broken soul ..

    • Gema Rambhajan
      Gema Rambhajan  4 days back

      Sad sad sad unforgettable memories.

  • Jill ST JOHN
    Jill ST JOHN  26 minutes back

    What a beautiful couple such beautiful family, can't imagine the pain V & her family are going thru at this time my condolences to family hopefully with all the videos she has of her & Kobe, & the family will help get her thru this difficult time

    • Rachel Levine
      Rachel Levine  2 hours back

      Unbelievable tragedy and loss ! My heart goes out to the Family, who are coping with such a huge loss.

      • Rodz 3078
        Rodz 3078  4 hours back

        Thats why i hate flying, peace to those that has suffered and the victims that have past. Rip🇳🇿

        • Brandon Gyllenband
          Brandon Gyllenband  5 hours back

          Rip Kobe Bryant and Gigi Bryant 😭😢 prayers lifting up for the family

          • Sasha A
            Sasha A  7 hours back

            This is such a tragedy. Many families were affected by this helicopter crash. Though the majority did not know Kobe personally it still does stop a person from feeling grief. What probably happens, the person subconsciously thinking about their love one and sadness overtakes them

            • David Huffman
              David Huffman  8 hours back

              At least they are together and went together... That would give me SOME comfort i think

              • Maame Danquah
                Maame Danquah  8 hours back

                😭😭😭😭. Stay strong Vanessa as well as the family of the other seven!🙏🙏🙏

                • Azar Safi
                  Azar Safi  9 hours back

                  “The sport world..” you mean the WORLD!

                  • LETZ RIDE
                    LETZ RIDE  14 hours back

                    Vanessa is a damm gold digger watch and wait she’s gonna have a bf within months

                    • Kenfu Ademe
                      Kenfu Ademe  14 hours back

                      R.i.p.Kobe and Gianna I need to tell you something Kobe’s number is 24 and Giannas number is 2 24 Plus 2=26 they died on the 26th.

                      • melba daughtry
                        melba daughtry  17 hours back

                        GIANNA IS A TOTAL ZEROX COPY OF LEGEND KOBE BRYANT. REST IN PEACE TO BOTH OF YOU AND THE RESTS DIDN'T MAKE IT THROUGH. THE WHOLE WORLD MOURN AND HURTS OF LOOSING KOBE BRYANT. MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCE TO LOVING WIFE VANESSA AND FAMILY. BE STRONG FOR THE REMAINING CHILDREN OF KOBE.

                        • Annalise Sarkis
                          Annalise Sarkis  17 hours back

                          Rest in peace Kobe and Gigi. You will always be in our hearts and soul. @vanessa bryant Stay strong!

                          • Sana Lawhorn
                            Sana Lawhorn  19 hours back

                            We're pain'ing with you Vanessa and need you to be strong as well as kob's mother and father !

                            • Marlina Caroline
                              Marlina Caroline  19 hours back

                              Rib.Kobe&gigi😭😭😭damailah bersama bapa disurga Amen🙏😇😇Vanessa kamu adalah wanita yang kuat kasih dan synk Kobe kan selalu bersama dan anak"mu

                              • dh3758
                                dh3758  20 hours back

                                It’s yesterday’s news. Move on!

                                • Geraldo Estrada
                                  Geraldo Estrada  20 hours back

                                  Vanessa will remarry most likely a sports athelete with money, she did mention a few years ago admitting she loves guys that wins Championships at the height of threatening divorce to refresh you memories.

                                  • Ladydiva Monroe
                                    Ladydiva Monroe  1 days back

                                    Hey Vanessa i konw what you are going though,because i lost my son, I lost his to cancer. He was 32 .My son was just. Getting ready to be. A Rap Star. My also love Kobe
                                    So i. Really. Know what you are going. Through
                                    I. Also have a son that have same birthday as kobe.He play ball like Kobe, he shoots 3. Ponts like Kobe. And loved Kobe and could have been a kobe.he was just as good looking as Kobe with. Blue eyes. My son wanting

                                    • Darrius Washington
                                      Darrius Washington  1 days back

                                      Probably worse then learning Kobe was an adulterous rapist.

                                      • Larni
                                        Larni  1 days back

                                        I can't imagine Vanessa or anyone's pain who has lost more than 1 member of their family in a tragedy. This is SO heartbreaking RIP GiGi &Kobe Bryant & everyone who passed tragically on that helicopter 🙏🏾😭❣

                                        • WhyDontWe Atasha
                                          WhyDontWe Atasha  1 days back

                                          I saw a post that said she killed herself. is that true?

                                          • Lourdes Jimenez
                                            Lourdes Jimenez  1 days back

                                            She will be fine

                                            • Elle J
                                              Elle J  1 days back

                                              Um,,,,,,,,,,,,,Are you a personal friend of this family?

                                              • Rosenette Paddio
                                                Rosenette Paddio  1 days back

                                                RIP Kobe Bryant and RIP GiGi ⚘🙏🏀🏀

                                                • Cendy Mcpeak
                                                  Cendy Mcpeak  2 days back

                                                  The first 365 days are the hardest to process a lost she has two souls to process and the others who lost the link bed ones.💙

                                                  • Kev KK
                                                    Kev KK  2 days back

                                                    I hope Vanessa finds love again .. this is so sad

                                                    • Rebekah Hakeber
                                                      Rebekah Hakeber  2 days back

                                                      Lebron 🤢 what a way to end a beautiful tribute. 🙄 seriously it’s not about Lebron and someone should damn well let him know that . He’s disgusting for using this time to prop himself up more ... RIP Kobe. Nobody has or ever will hold a candle to Kobe!

                                                      • Christina Hubbard Mills

                                                        I lost my daughter at three months and my husband about four years ago. When A person is taken suddenly like this it takes a lil bit longer to get over cause you not expecting it. I know your pain Vanessa and I don't wish that pain on anyone including my enemies. It's a loss of loneliness and abandonment. I'm still grieving to this day. Its really hard for me so this touched me in A different way than others.

                                                        • Cecil Roberts
                                                          Cecil Roberts  2 days back

                                                          At guess at this point Kodak Black has learned to leave widows alone.

                                                          • Mia Dominguez
                                                            Mia Dominguez  2 days back

                                                            I’m so glad I was at his last game

                                                            • L.C B
                                                              L.C B  2 days back

                                                              It´s so sad that Kobe wont get to be there and see his girls grow up. Capri wont remember anything of him. And it´s so sad that Vanessa wont see her baby Gigi grow up, be amazing and play for the wnba

                                                              • welz Asher
                                                                welz Asher  2 days back

                                                                so heartbreaking can't stop crying😭😭😭💔💔💔

                                                                • Miles Brown
                                                                  Miles Brown  2 days back

                                                                  Stop using them for views you stupid bitch Nicki swift it's over

                                                                  • My Tran
                                                                    My Tran  2 days back

                                                                    I’m cry a lot

                                                                    • RoTary PoWer - RX7
                                                                      RoTary PoWer - RX7  2 days back

                                                                      Gone and I can’t accept it

                                                                    • P L
                                                                      P L  2 days back

                                                                      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.

                                                                      • renee banbury
                                                                        renee banbury  2 days back

                                                                        Bless your hearts oh Lord

                                                                        • Lori K
                                                                          Lori K  2 days back

                                                                          Prayers for the family..no words...there must be so much pain. I never want to know this kind of pain. God bless them!

                                                                          • Joey Scott
                                                                            Joey Scott  2 days back

                                                                            Buon San Valentino Vanessa

                                                                            Happy Valentine's Day Vanessa

                                                                            2/14/20

                                                                            • Darlana Green
                                                                              Darlana Green  2 days back

                                                                              Stay Strong 💪 Mrs. Bryant ❤️ God knows what’s he’s doing 🙏🏾

                                                                              • Alvin Walker
                                                                                Alvin Walker  2 days back

                                                                                Gone too soon. I cannot imagine the pain in her heart.

                                                                                • Gwen Defir
                                                                                  Gwen Defir  2 days back

                                                                                  Praying for all involved in loss crash!

                                                                                  • Granpa King
                                                                                    Granpa King  3 days back

                                                                                    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...

                                                                                    • Granpa King
                                                                                      Granpa King  3 days back

                                                                                      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....

                                                                                      • Deborah Marroquin
                                                                                        Deborah Marroquin  3 days back

                                                                                        The first year is the very very hardest...the first month..then six months...than THE FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THEYRE PASSING AS WELL...ALL THE FAMILIES INVOLVED FROM THE HELICOPTER CRASH..R GONA BE FEELING ALL OF THIS...NOW WHEN I HEAR HELICOPTERS FLYING LOW WHERE I LIVE IN STOCKTON...I THINK IF KOBE AND GIGI.....PRAY FOR THE FAMILIES TO MAKE IT THRU THE FIRST YEAR...TO THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY...AMEN..DEAR ONE..😪😪😪

                                                                                        • Deborah Marroquin
                                                                                          Deborah Marroquin  3 days back

                                                                                          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...😔😔😔🙏🙏

                                                                                          • NAHZARIA’s WORLD
                                                                                            NAHZARIA’s WORLD  3 days back

                                                                                            🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏💪❤️

                                                                                            • Donna Freeman
                                                                                              Donna Freeman  3 days back

                                                                                              I hope she gets counseling