– Vanessa speaks for the first following husband’s death
Vanessa Bryant widow to the late Kobe Bryant has broken her silence following her husband’s death on Sunday.
As condolences messages continue streaming in, Wednesday Venessa on her Instagram page paid tribute to her husband Kobe and daughter.
“My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time,” Vanessa wrote alongside a photo of the whole family together. 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.”
In the same post she went on to condole with other families who lost their loved ones.
“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,” Vanessa said.
Kobe, a retired basketball legend was among the nine people who died in the January 26 helicopter crash.
Investigators are still investigating to determine the cause of the crash.