Vanessa Bryant shares poignant letter from best friend of daughter Jiana one year after her death


Vanessa Bryant admits to losing her daughter Jianna and husband Kobe in a tragic helicopter accident ‘still doesn’t feel real’ a year.

The 38-year-old heartbroken Vanessa revealed on Instagram on Tuesday that she had received a beautifully written letter from Aubrey, one of 13-year-old Gigi’s best friends, and wrote in the caption: ‘My Gigi is Inseridel and I really appreciate your thought Letter of appreciation.

‘She loves you very much. I miss my baby girl and cob-cob a lot. [heart emoji] I will never understand why this tragedy happened to such beautiful, kind and wonderful human beings. It still doesn’t feel real.

‘It doesn’t seem real: Vanessa Bryant shared a poignant letter from her late daughter Jianna’s friend, as she discussed losing her and husband Kobe in a year (pictured in Kobe and Gianna November 2019)

‘It still doesn’t feel real. Cobb, we did it right. Gigi, you still make mummy proud. I love you!’

Sharing the letter on the death anniversary of her daughter and husband, Vanessa wrote: ‘Today I received this sweet letter from Aubrey, one of the best friends of Jiana.

‘I love you aubz (as my Gigi would call you). Thank you so much for beautifully sharing some memories of your Gigi with me and allowing me to share them on my ig. ‘

In her letter, Aubrey writes about Vanessa as a mother. He said: ‘You did it right Mrs. Bryant, and we are all grateful to you.’

Shakti: Vanessa keeps alive the memory of Gigi and Kobi with her loving post as she makes her way through incredible grief

Shakti: Vanessa keeps alive the memory of Gigi and Kobi with her loving post as she makes her way through incredible grief

Prem: Vanessa posted Aubry’s letter with permission when she wrote that GE had changed her life for the better

Cobb, we did it right: Vanessa linked the letter post with these words

Cobb, we did it right: Vanessa linked the letter post with these words

He said: ‘My mind constantly thinks of your beautiful daughter. His smile and attitude inspire me to be better. You’ve probably heard this, but if I ever become a mother, I hope my daughter will be exactly like you were. ‘

He also wrote: ‘He cared. She knew when my day was getting worse and I knew how to make it better. When I forgot him, he was generous with his snacks. He left notes in my notebook that I cherished. He was incredible. ‘

Aubrey also wrote: ‘On behalf of everyone who met them, I can say that it changed our lives. His simple actions made all of us a better person, and I believe that the results will never stop showing. ‘

Her latest post comes a week after Vanessa shared a collection of throw thrap snacks on Tuesday to mark the 18th birthday of her elder daughter, Natalia.

Taking to Instagram, she posted two different pictures of herself as a young child with late husband Kobe and Natalia.

This is when Vanessa bravely shared her struggle with sorrow before the one-year anniversary of the crash that occurred in California on 26 January.

Shocking: Last week, Vanessa on Tuesday shared a collection of poignant throwing snaps with late husband Kobe to mark her husband Natalia's 18th birthday.

Shocking: Last week, Vanessa on Tuesday shared a collection of poignant throwing snaps with late husband Kobe to mark her husband Natalia’s 18th birthday.

In throwback photos shared on Tuesday, it saw Vanessa and Kobe pose sweetly at the Lakers Staples Center in Los Angeles, California in the early 2000s.

She captioned it with: ‘We love you so much! Happy Birthday Natalia !!!! Our first born @nataliabryant. ‘

While a different touching snap sees Kobe holding a young Natalia in his arms, which Vanessa wrote: ‘Daddy’s little princess, Natalia. ❤️ # 18 #BirthdayGirl. ‘

Vanessa has also recently shared a cute picture of Natalia as she comments on how proud she is of her daughter after ‘the hardest year of our lives’.

'Daddy's Little Princess': Taking to Instagram, he also posted a cute photo of Kobe holding a young Natalia in his arms, which he captioned:' Daddy's Little Princess, Natalia.  18 18 # 18 #BirthdayGirl.  '

‘Daddy’s Little Princess’: Taking to Instagram, he also posted a cute photo of Kobe holding a young Natalia in his arms, which he captioned:’ Daddy’s Little Princess, Natalia. ❤️ # 18 #BirthdayGirl. ‘

He said: ‘Dear Natalia, Happy birthday! Mummy and Daddy are so proud of the woman that you are. You have displayed so much strength and grace in the most difficult year of our lives.

‘Thank you for stepping in to help me with my younger sisters. You are an incredible big sister and a beautiful role model for so many people. Thank you for being kind, courteous and kind in everything you do.

‘You have no idea how happy and proud Mommy and Daddy are that you are our daughter. We love you forever and forever, forever and ever.

‘Happy 18th birthday to our first born, Natalia, our princely state! Always Love, Mummy, Daddy, Gigi, Bibi and Coco. ‘

Proud: Vanessa also recently shared a photo of Natalia, in which she commented on how proud she is of her daughter after 'the hardest year of our lives'

Proud: Vanessa also shared a photo of Natalia recently, in which she commented on how proud she is of her daughter after ‘the hardest year of our lives’

Tragic: This comes as Vanessa bravely shares her grief ahead of the anniversary of losing Kobe and her second daughter, Gianna, who tragically died in a helicopter crash in California on January 26 last year (2016) Depicted together)

Tragic: This comes as Vanessa bravely shares her grief ahead of the anniversary of losing Kobe and her second daughter, Gianna, who tragically died in a helicopter crash in California on January 26 last year (2016) Depicted together)

This comes after Vanessa’s bravery shared her struggle ahead of the anniversary of losing Kobe and her second daughter, Gianna, who was killed in a helicopter crash in California on January 26 last year.

‘Let me be real – grief is a muddled group of emotions. One day you are in a laughing moment and the next day you do not feel alive. ‘

She continued: ‘I want to say this to those struggling with grief and heartbreak. Find out your reason for living. I know it’s hard.

‘I look at my daughters and try to carry that feeling for them. Death is guaranteed but do not live the rest of the day. Find your reason ‘

Emotional: 'Let me be real - grief is a mess group of emotions,' Vanessa wrote in an Instagram story last week

Emotional: ‘Let me be real – grief is a mess set of emotions,’ Vanessa wrote in an Instagram story last week

Vanessa spent her first Christmas after the death of her husband and daughter

At that time, he Posting a touching message on Instagram, he wrote: Together Always, Never Average Together in Our Hearts with a touching picture of his family.

Vanessa also shared Picture of a black and white family consisting of daughters Natalia, Bianca, four and 19-month-old Capri, sitting on the couch.

Before her tragic death, Kobe marked Vanessa as her ‘queen’ and her daughters ‘princesses’ for 20 years in a poignant Instagram post since they first met in November 2019.

Upset: Vanessa spent the first Christmas after her husband and daughter (pictured in 2018)

Upset: Vanessa spent the first Christmas after her husband and daughter (pictured in 2018)

He wrote: ‘On this day 20 years ago I met my best friend, my queen @vanessabryant decided to take me on a date to Disneyland tonight to celebrate old school style (former 4princesses). I love you, angry towards my mother. ‘

After retiring in 2016, Kobe wrote to his family and in a previous post: ‘I am so excited to see what God has now collected for us as a family, with a chapter closing and new Are opening.

Kobe met Vanessa in 1999 when she was 17 and working as a background model on a music video. The couple got engaged six months later and married in 2001.

She welcomed daughters Natalia in 2003, Gianna in 2006, Bianca in 2016 and Capri in 2019.

Kobe basketball’s daughter Kobe and daughter Gianna, who went to Mama Academy to practice basketball when their helicopter crashed at 10 am. Seven other people on board were also tragically killed.

The pilot – locally named as Ara Zobayan – was trying to turn the plane over when it crashed into the hills of Las Vergenes Canyon, which is home to celebrities including Kardashian.

Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Carey and their daughter Alyssa were also deceased.

Very sad: Before his tragic death, Kobe marked Vanessa as his 'queen' and his daughters princess for 20 years in a poignant Instagram post since they first met in November 2019

So sad: Before his tragic death, Kobe marked Vanessa as his ‘Queen’ and her daughters princess for 20 years in a touching Instagram post since they first met in November 2019

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