Vanessa Bryant Honors Her 'Angels' Kobe and Gianna Ahead of Lakers Game

February 1, 2020

Vanessa Bryant has released a heartbreaking tribute to husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna.

Vanessa posted a sentimental photo honoring her "angels" as the Lakers played their first game since their tragic deaths earlier this week.

Although she did not attend the game against the Portland Trailblazers on Friday, the 37-year-old shared an image of Kobe and Gianna's jerseys on their court-side seats at Staples Center alongside a bouquet of roses.

“There is no #24 without #2,” Vanessa captioned the image and added,“❤️#GirlDaddy #DaddysGirl #MyBabies ❤️❤️ #OurAngels.”

Shortly after the game started, Bryant also shared a picture of a beautiful purple and gold sunset with a yellow and purple heart emoji to her Instagram Story.

Earlier in the week, Vanessa broke her silence for the first time since Sunday's horrific helicopter crash by thanking all of the people who've shown her family so much support.

“My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time. Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them,” Vanessa said in an Instagram post.

“We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe — the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna — a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri,” she added.

Vanessa also expressed her condolences to the seven other victims by saying she was “devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share in their grief intimately. There aren’t enough words to describe our pain right now.”

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