Vanessa Bryant’s First Message About ‘Amazing Husband’ Kobe & ‘Sweet Gianna’: ‘We Are Devastated’


Vanessa Bryant is bravely speaking out for the first time since the helicopter crash that killed her husband Kobe and daughter Gianna. She’s says there aren’t enough words to describe the pain she’s going through.

It’s only been three days since Vanessa Bryant lost her beloved husband, Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, 41, and 13-year-old daughter Gianna “Gigi” in a tragic helicopter crash on Jan. 26. Now the 37-year-old is speaking out for the first time, saying her pain is immeasurable, but vowing to continue knowing that Kobe and Gigi are “are shining on us to light the way.” She shared a family photo including their three other daughters in the Jan. 29 Instagram post.

“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.” Vanessa began in her caption.

“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,” she continued.

“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, Vanessa explained.

“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 To further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports, please visit,” she added before signing off, “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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