Vanessa Bryant Breaks Her Silence After Kobe & Gianna’s Death

Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant’s wife, has spoken to the public 3 days after the basketball icon and the couple’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash.

In a heartbreaking Instagram post, the 37-year-old thanked everyone for the support she and her family have received throughout these tragic times.

She encouraged her supporters to donate to the newly set-up MambaOnThree fund to support others affected by the helicopter crash.

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My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time. 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. 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. 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. 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. To honor our Team Mamba family, the Mamba Sports Foundation has set up the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the other families affected by this tragedy. To donate, please go to MambaOnThree.org. To further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports, please visit MambaSportsFoundation.org. Thank you so much for lifting us up in your prayers, and for loving Kobe, Gigi, Natalia, Bianka, Capri and me. #Mamba #Mambacita #GirlsDad #DaddysGirls #Family ❤️

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She began by thanking the millions of people who have shown endless support for their family.
My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time. Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them.”
Vanessa and her daughters are distraught by the sudden loss of Kobe & Gianna.
“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.”
Vanessa’s post acknowledged the 7 other victims of the helicopter crash, including Gianna’s basketball teammate Alyssa Altobelli, parents Keri and John Altobelli, basketball assistant coach Christina Mauser, Gianna’s basketball teammate Payton Chester, her mother Sarah Chester; and the helicopter’s pilot Ara Zobayan.
“We are also devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share in their grief intimately.”
She takes comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved.
“I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon.”
Vanessa and her daughters stated that it was impossible to imagine a life without Kobe and Gianna.
“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.”
The family thanked the public for sharing their support and grief. They also asked to be granted respect and privacy as they adjust their lives through this new reality.
“Thank you so much for lifting us up in your prayers, and for loving Kobe, Gigi, Natalia, Bianka, Capri and me.”

Source: MambaOnThree Fund

 

The Mamba Sports Foundation has set up the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the other families affected by this tragedy. To donate, please go to MambaOnThree.org. The MambaOnThree Fund exists to honor and support loved ones of the seven other victims involved in the tragedy that occurred on January 26, 2020. All donations to the Fund will be directed to their families. To further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports, please visit MambaSportsFoundation.org.
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