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Vanessa Bryant Opens Up About the Pain of Losing Kobe and Gianna Bryant

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By Megan Prevost

We can't begin to imagine what Vanessa Bryant and her daughters must be going through at this point in their lives. Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna Bryant both passed away in a fatal helicopter crash on Jan. 26th.

Ever since then, the world has chimed in with their support for Vanessa and her three daughters. Vanessa hasn't spoken with the media much, but reports have said that isn't doing well. However, the fans have been supporting her as best they can in her time of recovery.

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Keeping it Together

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We haven't heard a lot from Vanessa Bryant in the recent weeks following Kobe and Gianna's deaths. We can imagine why, it's likely hard to come out and speak after such a major loss. We're surprised she's said anything at all.

A source told People,

"She can hardly keep it together. She can't finish a sentence without crying. But she is working very hard to pull it together for the other girls. She now has to be the strong one."



Vanessa Bryant also stated earlier this month that she wished people would stop blindly trusting everything that they show on news sites, and also that she wished people would stop reporting the same misinformation.

This was after news got out that she and Kobe had had a fight about helicopter rides and how they weren't ever going to ride in one. This information was dubbed inaccurate by Vanessa herself.

Upon opening up more about her feelings on the internet, she's found that's more angry about the whole thing than anything else.

Social Media Statements


In an instagram post she writers,

"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. 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. 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. Praying for all of the victims of this horrible tragedy. Please continue to pray for all.”

Vanessa Bryant's Strength


No matter what, we believe that Vanessa Bryant is an incredibly strong women who can get through anything and be there for her three daughters.

What happened to Kobe and Gianna must be incredibly hard for her to deal with. If you have the spare time, considering commenting a nice message on her instagram post.

The more we continue to talk about Kobe and his role as a hero to NBA player, the more he'll live on in our own hearts.

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