Vanessa Bryant opens up about losing Kobe & GiGi This is Painfull, On Feb. 10, 2020, Vanessa Bryant posted a lengthy Instagram update about how she’s coping, along with video footage of Gianna and Kobe. “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.”
Vanessa acknowledged the range of emotions she’s feeling, including anger: “It feels wrong. 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. She had so much life to live. Then I realize I need to be strong and be here for my 3 daughters. Mad I’m not with Kobe and Gigi but thankful I’m here with Natalia, Bianka and Capri.”
As Vanessa noted, there’s no wrong way to grieve. “I know what I’m feeling is normal. It’s part of the grieving process. 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.”
Vanessa also extended prayers to all of the victims of the helicopter crash, which included pilot Ara Zobayan; Sarah and Payton Chester; and John, Keri, and Alyssa Altobelli.