Jessica Simpson watched as emergency helicopters rushed to the accident scene where Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna lost their lives from her backyard. The 39-year-old broke her silence on the death of the Lakers player by sharing a telling photo of the sky parting after the news of his passing broke. Jessica Simpson said she “felt the loss” as she watched the rescue services heading to the sight where Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crashed and burst into flames in Calabasas, CA with 9 people total inside. There were no survivors.
Jessica Simpson shared the touching picture that her husband, Eric Johnson, took from their backyard on Sunday. It was a foggy day in Los Angeles but the fashion mogul’s picture showed the rare moment where sunshine peeked through the dark clouds and shined down on the green hills. “Eric took this photo from our backyard right after the accident happened where Kobe, his daughter, and other beautiful souls were lifted up to be with God for eternity,” she captioned the beautiful photo.
“We could see the emergency helicopters flying over our house and I felt the loss,” she continued. “I felt the power in the sky of the heavens parting to make room for the greatest of angels to rise.” Jessica Simpson said her heart “is completely broken for all the families and loved ones left behind trying to make sense of things in this tragic moment.” Turning her focus to Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, Jessica Simpson attempted to lift her up on her darkest day.
“Vanessa, you are the woman and wife that championed your husband to greatness,” she wrote. “My prayers are constant for everyone affected by this impactful loss.” Jessica Simpson is one of the many celebrities that has shared their feelings on losing Kobe Bryant. Hours after the news of his death, the music industry’s greatest joined together near Staples Center for the Grammy awards and several musicians remembered the NBA legend by paying tribute at the award show. Nick Jonas wore a purple ribbon on his suit and his wife, Priyanka Chopra, displayed #24 on her nails.
Grammy host Alicia Keys opened the show with Boyz II Men singing “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye,” and throughout the show, performers like DJ Khaled and John Legend included Kobe Bryant in their dedication to fallen rapper Nipsey Hussle. As The Blast reported, Kobe Bryant and 8 others, including his teenage daughter, were on a helicopter flying to Gianna’s basketball practice on Sunday morning when the helicopter went down. Kobe Bryant is survived by his wife and three other daughters, one of which is only 7 months old.