Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, has been using her Instagram to share tributes and remembrances of her husband and 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, after both of their lives came to a tragic end in a helicopter crash last week.
She was back at it again on Wednesday when she shared a heartbreaking video showing Kobe being asked some of the same questions about his favorite things from when he was younger compared to his current age.
“Miss you saying, ‘Bonjourno principessa/reina'” Vanessa wrote … referencing Kobe’s ability to speak Italian.
“#mybestfriend #theBestdaddy Miss you so much. #handsome #sweet #funny #silly #lovinghusband ❤️Miss you saying, “Bonjourno principessa/reina.”
Just a few days ago, Vanessa posted a painting of her daughter Gianna Bryant dressed up in Lakers gear — and wrote, “Seeing my babygirl smile and happy again with a basketball ? under her arm, wrapped in ??love just warmed my heart.”
A few days after the passing of her loved ones, Vanessa posted a family picture and spoke out on the state of the family after teh horrific news of Kobe and Gianna’s passing.
“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.”
“I’m not sure what our lives hold beyond today, and it’s impossible to imagine life without them,” Vanessa wrote. “But we wake up each day, trying to keep pushing because Kobe, and our baby girl, Gigi, are shining on us to light the way. Our love for them is endless — and that’s to say, immeasurable. I just wish I could hug them, kiss them and bless them. Have them here with us, forever.”
She concluded: “Thank you for sharing your joy, your grief and your support with us. We ask that you grant us the respect and privacy we will need to navigate this new reality.”