Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, has returned to Instagram with another loving tribute to her late husband, referring to him as her best friend and best daddy to their four daughters.
There are reports that Vanessa is worried about her girls. Understandable, if true. Thankfully, there are also reports that she is surrounded by plenty of family and friends who are supporting her during this very stressful time.
Kobe, Gigi and seven other people died on January 26 in a helicopter crash while en route to Mamba Sports Academy for one of Gigi’s basketball games.
It’s been over a week since the tragic passing of basketball great Kobe Bryant. Still mourning his shocking loss, along with that of her daughter, Vanessa is no doubt seeking some solace by sharing various momentos as the world grieves with her.
The 37-year-old mother to surviving daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 months, posted an old interview video clip Kobe did with Extra, along with a photo of Kobe flashing that famous grin of his for the camera.
During the Extra interview, Kobe is asked a number of questions. His favorite song to sing in the shower was Adele’s “Hello,” his biggest fear was surprisingly bees and dog poop. Kobe said that Vanessa was his best friend.
Following the deaths of Kobe and daughter Gigi, Vanessa has made her once-private available to the public. She recently posted a heartbreaking photo of her daughter Gigi styling in Lakers and gear while holding a basketball. Prior to that, she shared one of the Staples Center tributes featuring Kobe’s Lakers and Gigi’s Mamba jerseys laid side-by-side.
Kobe Bryant, who was a standout basketball player in high school, was honored on Saturday by his alma mater Lower Merion High School. The school, which is located just outside Philadelphia played host to a sellout crowd.
Around two dozen former players circled nine empty chairs inside the gym which is now named after Bryant and where he once played wearing the number 33. Those in attendance stood in a 33-second moment of silence to honor one of the city’s favorite sons.
Although the bodies of Kobe and Gigi Bryant have been released to the family, there is still no word on on final arrangements. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said last week that, “We don’t have that date finalized, but we’ve been talking every day to the Lakers, and most importantly, to (Vanessa) as well.
For what is sure to draw a massive public crowd, appropriate accommodations are to be considered. A memorial service could be held at Staples Center or a football stadium.