Nearly three weeks after Kobe Bryant’s death, Vanessa Bryant delivered a heart-touching post with a loving message on Instagram to wish her late husband Kobe Bryant a happy Valentine’s Day.
The 37 years old Vanessa posted an image where the two have grabbed each other. You can see in the picture Vanessa is sitting in Kobe’s dock, and Kobe is wrapping his arms around her and giving a sweet kiss on the cheek. Below the image, you can read the lyrics to Lauryn Hill’s song “Tell Him.”
‘To my forever Valentine, I love you so much,’ Vanessa scribbled in the caption. ‘Missing you so much on your favourite holiday. Te amo per sempre.’
Moreover, the tribute post was also dedicated to the duo’s daughter Gianna Bryant,13, who killed with her dad and seven others in the tragic helicopter crash which happened on January 26.
‘Kisses to you and Gigi in heaven,’ Vanessa continued. ‘Happy Valentine’s Day, my babies. With all my love, your boo-boo.’
The post collected many comments of support for Vanessa, including one from Khloe Kardashian, who inscribed, ‘I love you V! Your love will last forever and always. ❤️❤️❤️’
Vanessa and Kobe married in April 2001, when Kobe was just 22 years old, and Vanessa was 18 years old. Throughout their almost 19-year marriage, the pair shared four daughters: late Gianna, 17 years old Natalia, three years old Bianka, and 7-month-old Capri.
Vanessa’s post appeared the same day when the Lakers shared details of the public ceremony that will be held for the NBA legend and his girl on the 24th of Feb.
The date of the ceremony, 2/24/20, holds special importance for the Bryant family, as Gianna donned pullover No. 2 at the Mamba Sports Academy, and Bryant donned No. 24 in the latter half of his profession. The “20” also signifies the number of years Byrant and Vanessa were united.
More people who died in that crash include John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, Christina Mauser and pilot Ara Zobayan will also be remembered at the ceremony, which has a less number of passes available for gain, with all the proceeds going to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.
Earlier this week, a source has confirmed that Kobe and Gianna were set to rest at the Pacific View Memorial Park and Mortuary in Corona Del Mar, California, ahead of the public ceremony.
In the weeks following Kobe and Gianna’s death, Vanessa has posted many tributes to the father-daughter pair on social media. On January 29, she has first broken her quietness on the tragedy.