Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram to share an emotional video of her daughter Gianna playing basketball, and spoke about the difficulties of losing both her husband and 13-year-old daughter. “I’ve been reluctant to put my feelings into words. My brain refuses to accept that both Kobe and Gigi are gone,” she wrote. “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.”
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She went on, “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,” said Vanessa. “She had so much life to live.”
Despite being in such pain, the Vanessa is trying to remain strong for her other three daughters. “Then I realize I need to be strong and be here for my three 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,” she said. “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.”
A memorial for Kobe and Gianna will happen on Feb. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.