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Prayers Pour In For Vanessa Bryant As She Gets Candid About Coping With Husband And Child's Demise

Date February 11, 2020 13:29

Vanessa Bryant experienced a tragedy that would shake anyone. How has she been coping?

Painfull losses

Vanessa Bryant must have been devastated to lose both her husband and her daughter on the same day.

On January 26, the world grieved right along with the Bryant family after it was reported that the legendary basketballer was killed in a helicopter crash along with one of his daughters, Gianna.

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Kobe Bryant was 41 years old when he passed and his daughter was 13. His death is something his wife and his remaining three daughters, are now having to grieve through.

A tough grieving process

Shortly after Kobe's death, Vanessa Bryant made her Instagram account public which means her subsequent updates could be seen by a lot of people. It also gave fans a chance to pay their respects and offer their condolences to the family.

A few days after his death, Vanessa expressed her appreciation to the "millions of people" who have shown their love and support.

There arenโ€™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.

A little over two weeks after Kobe and Gianna's death, Vanessa has shared another post where she talks about how she has been grieving.

In an Instagram post, she reveals that she has trouble processing the tragedy and while she is accepting the loss of her husband, she's struggling to realize the fact that she will never see her daughter again.

The pain of losing her little girl is really tough to come to terms with.

Why should I be able to wake up another day when my baby girl isnโ€™t being able to have that opportunity?! Iโ€™m so mad. She had so much life to live.

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She goes on to add that her three daughters, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri keep her going. Then she explains that she hopes sharing her ordeal will help others feeling a similar pain.

Prayers from fans

In response to these heartbreaking words, fans and celebs alike dropped comments where they offered their supports and prayers for her wellbeing.

@lisaleslie:

Lifting you up in prayer daily! ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’” Love you guys

@krisjenner:

Praying for you and lifting your babies up in prayer....we love you.

@mrsadriennebosh:

Thanks for sharing your words! I think itโ€™s sooo powerful of you to share and know how supported and loved you are today and always!! And know that so many of us are keeping you and your family in our thoughts, prayers, and hearts. You have every right to feel everything you feel and grieve however you need to. You continue to inspire with your strength as mother and show the light in all you do.

@cindycrawford:

A motherโ€™s love and strength knows no bounds. Sending prayers for you all.

@eudoxie:

โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ we will all continue to lift you up in prayers. Your strength and courage is inspiring.

@kylerichards18:

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers daily.

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@swincash:

There are no words that will ease your pain ๐Ÿ’” but please know we Love you and the girls๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ and praying daily for you all...

Kobe and Vanessa's love story

Based on Vanessa's words, it's obvious that she shared a very strong bond with her husband and anyone can see why she's finding it hard to let go.

Let's take a look back at some interesting chapters in their love story.

  • They met in 2000. He was 20 and she was 17 at the time.
  • They tied the knot a year later.
  • Their first child, Natalia, was born in 2003. They went on to have three more daughters including the late Gianna, who, like her father, had a passion for basketball.
  • The couple's love for each other was reflected several times on both their social media accounts. So were moments that showed how much Kobe loved being a husband and father.

A loss such as this is guaranteed to leave anyone reeling. Nevertheless, we can't help but be in awe of Vanessa's courage. Unlike many people in her position, Vanessa is choosing to open up about her pain rather than hide. Her goal is to inspire others going through a similar tragedy and reminding them that surviving is indeed possible. Her children sure are lucky to have such a strong mom.

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