It has certainly been a rough start of the year to say the least for the Bryant family. The helicopter crash that killed Gigi and Kobe Bryant was literally a tragedy that was felt around the world. Nowhere else did it hit worse though, than for the Bryant family.
Vanessa has been posting multiple pictures on social media to remember both her husband and her daughter. Sources close to the family claim that her mother has been a constant presence ever since the tragedy.
Vanessa’s mom has always been close to the Bryant family. In this picture, she is sitting next to Gigi in what was Kobe’s jersey retirement ceremony. In the past, Kobe had even commented that he had picked up a lot of Spanish from watching Mexican soap operas with his mother in law. Which, goes to show how close she really was to the family. In these moments she has literally been her daughter’s main support. Her sister has also reportedly been very present in these particular times.
Vanessa herself mentioned through social media that she felt she was still in denial of the situation. Saying, “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. “
This was part of a recent social media post that she shared on Instagram. It was essentially the first time that she truly opened up about the tragedy. Pouring her heart out for literally all to see.
A side of the story that is sort of left on the outskirts of things are Kobe’s parents and his sisters. They have been very quiet on the matter throughout the whole ordeal. Both of them have been spotted publically after the incident, but have not made any public statement. Besides, the joint statement that they made alongside their daughters on the day of the tragedy.
It has been well documented that Kobe’s relationship with them had its ups and downs. Yet, we could only imagine that they are still devasted by the news.
At this time there is not a lot known about the memorial service. Other than the public service is going to be held at Staples Center on the 24th of this month. Yet, the remains of the victims of the crash have long since been released to the families.
It is not clear if a private service has already taken place for Kobe and Gigi. The fans are certainly gearing up though to pay their respects on the 24th at the Staples Center.