The New York Post first reported on the throwback photos originally posted on Kobe Instagram.
Back in 2015, Kobe and his wife Vanessa took a romantic flight together. At the time, they were celebrating their 14th wedding anniversary. Kobe posted photos of the two looking in love from inside the helicopter. He wrote, “Happy Valentine’s Day #Vino #QueenV.”
Vanessa shared photos of the date on her private social media account. The two were seen posing next to the helicopter with the sunset in the background
The 2015 trip together on a helicopter might have been before they made an alleged pact to never fly together.
Sources told People, Kobe and Vanessa “had a deal that they would never fly on a helicopter together.” The revelation came following the NBA star’s tragic helicopter crash that killed his daughter GiGi and seven others aboard.
An investigation into the crash has been launched. It is believed the pilot was flying in foggy conditions and crashed into a hill. Officials were able to recover all nine bodies from the crash scene.
Kobe’s former teammate, Lamar Odom, wrote a touching message following his death. He wrote, “I’m still waiting for the media to come out and say wrong report. No way God took my brother this early. I know I been through my own stuff in life with using drugs and not being good to myself. When I went through that Coma situation if God would have came to me and said we would take me and spare Kobe I would have rather that happened. In honor of my brother I’m up at 4am tomorrow to get to the gym! Gigi gone give you buckets!!!! I love you brother ???? @kobebryant”