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Vanessa Bryant Breaks Her Silence After Death of Husband Kobe Bryant & Daughter Gianna

January, 29, 2020

Vanessa Bryant has released her first statement after the tragic death of her husband Kobe Bryant and their daughter Gianna.

Vanessa posted to Instagram for the first time on Wednesday (January 29) to thank everyone for all of their love and support after the fatal helicopter tragedy that took 9 lives in Calabasas, California on January 25th.

Vanessa posted a family photo to Instagram with this statement:

“My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time,” Vanessa wrote. “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 then went on to say “We are also devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share in their grief intimately,” Vanessa wrote. “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.”

Vanessa additionally announced that Mamba Sports Foundation has set up a fundraiser for the other families affected by the crash called “MamaOnThree.”

“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,” Vanessa concluded. “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 ❤️”

Many celebrities have already commented offering support for the Bryant family. Cindy Crawford commented “For all of You” with praying emoji hands

Along with Dj Kaskade, Derek Hough -DWTS, Ciara, Todd Chrisley, and many more.

Our continued thoughts are with the Bryant family and all those that have been affected by this tragedy.



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