Vanessa Bryant brings a sad tribute to her “forever Valentine” 3 weeks after the death of her husband Kobe
As she tries to pick up the pieces after unthinkable tragedies, she leans on the support of her family, network and community.
Vanessa Bryant, the wife of the late basketball star Kobe Bryant, went to Instagram on the occasion of Valentine’s Day on Friday with a beautiful picture of the couple, set on a fragment of the song Tell Him from Lauryn Hill.
“Until my eternal Valentine, I love you so much,” Vanessa (37) wrote in the caption. “I miss you so much on your favorite vacation. Too amo per semper. Kisses for you and Gigi in heaven. Happy Valentine’s Day, my babies. With all my love, your boo-boo. ❤️ ‘
Heartbreaking: Vanessa Bryant, wife of the late basketball star Kobe Bryant, went to Instagram on Friday on the occasion of Valentine’s Day with a beautiful photo of the couple
She emphasized the part of Hill’s song, in addition to her historic album from 1998, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, that sings: “Although I may suffer | I will not be jealous of it And endure what is because He is all I have | and tell him | Tell him I need him Tell him I love him ‘.
It was one of several posts Vanessa has shared since she made her Instagram account public after the helicopter crash that killed her husband Kobe, their 13-year-old daughter Gigi, and seven others on January 26 in Calabasas, California.
Another one came earlier this week when she placed a collection of video footage of her daughter Gianna who laughed and played basketball, after which she wrote: “My brain refuses to accept that both Kobe and Gigi have disappeared.”
Towards the end of the post, she said, “I know I feel normal. It is part of the grieving process. I only wanted to share in case there is someone who has experienced such a loss. ”
Mourning: it was one of several posts that Vanessa has shared since she made her Instagram account public after the helicopter crash that killed her husband Kobe and their 13-year-old daughter Gigi last month; seen here in 2010
Earlier this week another came: Vanessa posted a collection of video footage of her daughter Gianna who laughed and played basketball, after which she wrote: “My brain refuses to accept that both Kobe and Gigi have disappeared”
And just a few days before that, Bryant placed a public invitation for an upcoming memorial at Staples Center, where Kobe’s basketball team called Los Angeles Lakers home.
The date for the memorial will be Monday, February 24, which is important as she explained in the caption because her daughter’s shirt number was # 2, her husband’s # 24, and 20 means both the number of years that Kobe played for the Lakers , such as and how long he and Vanessa had been together before he died prematurely.
The invitation was decorated with 24 butterflies.
And on Friday, additional details regarding the public commemoration were made available – mainly that the event will only be for cardholders, but that the proceeds from ticket sales will go to his Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.
A date with meaning: and just a few days before that, Bryant placed a public invitation for an upcoming memorial in the Staples Center
According to the Lakers, tickets cost $ 224 or $ 24.02 and fans can register to buy tickets through Ticketmaster from Friday, before going on the general sale next Wednesday.
The proceeds from the monument go to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, which was founded by Kobe and formerly known as the Mamba Sports Foundation before his widow changed the name to honor both daughter Gianna and Kobe.
According to Vanessa’s message, the public memorial starts at 10 a.m. on February 24 and the organizers have already assigned tickets to a large number of invitees consisting of family members, friends, celebrities, and current and former NBA stars.
Before: The proceeds from the monument go to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, which was renamed as such by Vanessa in honor of their deceased daughter Gianna; seen in 2010
The event will also pay tribute to the other seven people who lost their lives during the crash: John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, Christina Mauser and pilot Ara Zobayan.
The memorial will also be broadcast on television, but there are reportedly no plans for a procession or other events outside of the Staples Center that day.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed plans for the memorial last month when he said: “There will definitely be a memorial to mark the contributions of this incredible man and not only him, but to mark the loss of his daughter and all others families to commemorate that there were. We have not yet completed that date, but we have spoken with the Lakers every day, and especially with Vanessa. “
But don’t forget: Vanessa seen here with Kobe and Gianna in 2012