Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others lost their lives in a tragic helicopter crash on January 26. In her recent Instagram post, Vanessa Bryant opened up about struggling with their deaths. Vanessa also added a video which consists of various Gianna Bryant and Kobe moments.
I’ve been reluctant to put my feelings into words. My brain refuses to accept that both Kobe and Gigi are gone. I can’t process both at the same time. It’s like I’m trying to process Kobe being gone but my body refuses to accept my Gigi will never come back to me. It feels wrong. Why should I be able to wake up another day when my baby girl isn’t being able to have that opportunity?! I’m so mad. She had so much life to live. Then I realize I need to be strong and be here for my 3 daughters. Mad I’m not with Kobe and Gigi but thankful I’m here with Natalia, Bianka and Capri. I know what I’m feeling is normal. It’s part of the grieving process. I just wanted to share in case there’s anyone out there that’s experienced a loss like this. God I wish they were here and this nightmare would be over. Praying for all of the victims of this horrible tragedy. Please continue to pray for all.
After the tragedy, Vanessa Bryant and her family haven't appeared much in public and understandably so. In her post, Vanessa also mentioned about being reluctant when it comes to voicing her feelings, as her brain still refuses to accept that both Kobe Bryant and Gianna are no longer with her. She also wrote about feeling angry about their deaths, unhappy that she was allowed to wake up another day and her daughter was not. Vanessa Bryant also refers to their deaths as a ‘nightmare’, hoping that it would end soon.
The memorial service will be held at Staples Center, the home of Los Angeles Lakers, a team he played with for 20 years. Twenty four will represent Kobe Bryant's jersey number, while 2 will represent Gianna Bryant's high school jersey number. In her post, Vanessa Bryant stated that more details about the funeral would be added later.