Vanessa Bryant grieves husband Kobe and daughter Gigi: 'I can't process both at the same time'

Raechal Shewfelt
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

Vanessa Bryant continues to share her grief after the unimaginable tragedy of losing her husband, Kobe, and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.

“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. 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?!”

Father and daughter, along with seven others, died when their helicopter crashed over Calabasas, Calif., on Jan. 26. They had been on their way to a basketball game, in which Gianna, nicknamed “Gigi,” was supposed to play at Kobe’s Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Vanessa acknowledged that she needs to stay strong for her three other daughters: Natalia, 17; Bianka, 3; and 7-month-old Capri.

Vanessa Bryant has shared her heartbreak following the death of husband Kobe. They're pictured here on Dec. 14, 2019. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Sean Combs)

She explained why she’s talked so openly about how she’s feeling since losing her loved ones.

“I just wanted to share in case there’s anyone out there that’s experienced a loss like this,” she wrote.

Vanessa, who married the NBA star in 2001, has written about Kobe and Gigi several times, beginning Jan. 29. She’s shared family photos and footage from a jersey retirement ceremony for Gigi at the teen’s school, as well as a notice about a public memorial for both Bryants on Feb. 24 in L.A.

As she has in previous posts, Vanessa on Monday asked for prayers for the other families affected by the heartbreaking tragedy.

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