Eminem‘s daughter, Hailie Jade, is reeling like us all after the death of superstar Kobe Bryant. Days after the Lakers legend’s unexpected passing, Hailie Jade returned to social media to announce she was “trying to keep positive” after the devastating news. As The Blast reported, Kobe Bryant was traveling with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, with 7 others when their helicopter crashed and burst into flames in Calabasas, CA on Sunday. Los Angeles and the rest of the world have been grieving the death of Black Mamba and his little girl, and Eminem’s daughter is clearly feeling his passing too.
Posting her first photo to Instagram in over a week, the 24-year-old shared a sweet picture showcasing her all-white wardrobe. The recent college graduate flashed her adorable smile while bundling up in a soft white coat and matching turtleneck. Hailie Jade used her hand to brush through her gorgeous brunette hair while encouraging others to stay positive. “Just trying to keep positive going into the rest of the week,” she captioned the powerful snap while adding prayer hand emojis.
Fans quickly filled up her comments with responses about Kobe Bryant’s death. “RIP Kobe,” wrote someone who added a crying emoji. “Love you. We’re all mourning mamba,” said another. “Man, 2020 isn’t pulling any punches so far,” commented a third. As The Blast reported, the bodies of all 9 victims involved in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant have been recovered from the accident scene, according to the corner’s office on Tuesday. Kobe Bryant left behind his wife of nearly 20 years Vanessa Bryant and three other daughters.
While Vanessa Bryant has yet to make a public statement about her husband and daughter’s deaths, a source tells PEOPLE that she “can hardly keep it together” but she’s trying to be strong for her girls. Opening up about Vanessa’s mindset, the insider said, “she can’t finish a sentence without crying” but “she is working very hard to pull it together for the other girls.” The family friend also added that Vanessa Bryant “now has to be the strong one.”
“Of course, you can never be prepared for this. Despite their ups and downs, [Vanessa and Kobe] were soulmates. She thought of him as her partner for life,” they continued. “She is relying on her faith. She is not alone. But she will be grieving this for a very long time.” As The Blast reported, Kobe Bryant and his daughter, along with 7 other people, died in a helicopter crash while on their way to a youth basketball game at Bryant’s Mamba Academy. Months before his death, Kobe Bryant gushed over his bride and detailed his love for his “queen” on the anniversary of when they met.