It’s been an emotional weekend for Vanessa Bryant, widow of the late Los Angeles Laker legend, Kobe Bryant.
Friday night, the WNBA honored the couple’s daughter, Gianna, who died along with her father in a tragic helicopter crash in January. The league selected Gianna, a well-known WNBA fan, as an honorary draft pick.
One day later, Vanessa was left mourning her and Kobe’s 19th wedding anniversary.
“My king, my heart, my best friend,” Vanessa wrote in an Instagram caption of the two together Saturday. “Happy 19th wedding anniversary baby. I miss you so much. I wish you were here to hold me in your arms. I love you. ❤️”
Prior to that, Vanessa uploaded a beautiful video of an old MTV interview with Kobe, discussing how much Vanessa meant to him.
“You know, it’s hard to pinpoint what exactly makes a person the one for you, but you just know. I mean love is a funny thing. I can’t explain it, and I don’t understand it, but all I know is, you know, she caught my heart. And I just knew that she was the one.”
“In the future, I see us as being two cool-(expletive) parents. Young parents, full of energy. She has a ton of energy, and I have a ton of energy.”
The country is going through a lot right now, and we can’t imagine how Vanessa is feeling during this time as she continues to mourn the loss of her husband and daughter.