Vanessa Bryant opened up to her followers on Monday in a new Instagram post in which she said she’s having trouble processing the horrible grief after losing her husband, Kobe, and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. The two died in a January 26 helicopter crash along with seven others.
Since she made the post, many celebrities have filled the comments with messages of support.
Dwayne Wade wrote, “Thank you for sharing your thoughts, words, emotions and all these moments with us.”
Lala commented, “Strongest woman I know V. By your side forever. Love u.”
Cindy Crawford said, “A mother’s love and strength knows no bounds. Sending prayers for you all.”
“Lifting you up in prayer daily! Love you guys,” Lisa Leslie wrote.
V you are the strongest!!! We are here for you always!! We love you so much! I’m praying for you always,” Khloe Kardashian added.
“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,” she captioned a video of Gianna’s basketball highlights at the Mamba Academy.
“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,” she continued. “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.”
“My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time,” Vanessa began her post. “Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them. We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe — the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna — a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri.”
She continued, “We are also devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share in their grief intimately. There aren’t enough words to describe our pain right now. I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved. We were so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon.”