Vanessa Bryant’s emotional message on Kobe Bryant’s birthday. Vanessa Bryant on birthday Kobe: ‘I always wanted to go first to not have to feel this pain’.
Vanessa Bryant today reflects on what should have been Kobe’s 42nd birthday. In an emotional post on Instagram, she says how much she misses her husband and daughter Gianna, who died in a helicopter crash in January, every day.
“To my baby. Happy Birthday. I love you and miss you more than I can ever explain. I wish you and Gigi were here to celebrate you! I wish I could make your favorite food or a birthday cake with my Gigi. I miss your big hugs, your kisses, your smile, your loud laugh ”, Vanessa writes with a photo of her and Kobe. “God, I miss you both so much. Our lives feel so empty without you and Gigi. I’m completely broken inside. As much as I want to cry, I put a smile on my face to make the days of our daughters shine a little more. ”
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Happy Bithday Dad❤️ I miss your smile, laugh and big bear hugs. Happy Birthday to the best movie buddy I could have ever asked for. I will always remember our late night drives to the movie theater with the windows rolled down and listening to our favorite songs. I love you forever and always. Always, Slim
Vanessa also writes that she is angry “that she didn’t go first”. “I always wanted to go first so that - no matter how selfish - I wouldn’t have to feel this pain. You should have missed me. Gigi should have been here with her sisters. I should have been. ”
She concludes her post with, “Thank you for loving me enough to spend several lifetimes with me. In any life I would choose you. Thanks for showing what true love is. Thanks for everything. I love you now, forever and forever. ”
Kobe and Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash in California on January 26 this year, along with seven other passengers.
Daughter Natalia (17) also wrote a message to her father via Instagram. ,,Congratulations dad. I miss your smile and your bear hugs. You were the best cinema buddy I could wish for. I still remember those nights when we drove back with the windows down and sang along to our favorite songs. I love you forever.”