Vanessa Bryant Marks Late Husband Kobe Bryant’s 42nd Birthday with Emotional Tribute
Sunday, August 23, was a rough day for millions of Kobe Bryant‘s fans as well as his friends and loved ones. Social media was lit up with endless Happy Birthday messages for him with many also bringing up his wife Vanessa Bryant and their four daughters Gianna, Bianka, Natalia and Capri, in their tributes. Vanessa broke her silence on the matter in a lengthy Instagram message next to a photo of them cuddled up. “Happy Birthday. I love you and miss you more than I can ever explain,” she began. “I wish you and Gigi were here to celebrate YOU! I wish I could make your fav food or a birthday cake with my Gigi.
“I miss your big hugs, your kisses, your smile, your loud ass deep laugh. I miss teasing you, making you laugh and bursting your bubble. I miss you sitting on my lap like my big baby that you are. I think about your tenderness and patience all the time. I think about everything you would do in situations to help me deal with everything thrown my way,” Vanessa wrote.
“Thank you for growing up with me and teaching me how to be strong. How to try to see the best in people but cutout the bs. Your thoughtful gestures and the amazing way you made us all feel is extremely missed. I picture your smile and wide big welcoming hugs daily,” she continued.
“God I miss you both so much. Our lives feel so empty without you and Gigi. I’ve been completely broken inside. As much as I want to cry, I put a smile on my face to make our daughters days shine a little brighter. I’m not the strong one, they are. They’re strong and resilient. I’m sure you’re proud of them. They put a smile on my face everyday,” Vanessa said.