During the ceremony, Vanessa Bryant paid a vibrant tribute to her daughter and her late husband.
“Thank you very much everyone for being here, it means a lot to us. I would like to thank everyone for coming today. The expression of your love and your support touches us a lot, ”she said.
Vanessa Bryant began by paying tribute to Gianna, who was 13 when she died in the helicopter crash alongside her father last month.
” My little girl. Gianna Bryant was a sweet and kind girl. She has always been attentive. It was daddy’s girl, but I know she loved her mom. She was one of my best friends. “
The 37-year-old widow noted that Gigi was very competitive like her tender and loving father.
“She had the best smile. It was contagious, it was pure and sincere. She loved family traditions and watched over everyone. “
We won’t be able to see Gianna go to high school with Natalia… we haven’t had a chance to teach her how to drive a car. I can’t tell her how beautiful she is on her wedding day. I will never be able to see my little girl go down the aisle, have a father-daughter dance with her dad … or have babies … I miss you, I miss you, every day. “
“Now to my soul mate. He was the most incredible husband. Kobe loved me more than I could ever put it into words. I don’t know how I could deserve a man who loved me or wanted me so much.
We loved each other with our whole being, two perfectly imperfect people who formed a beautiful family and raised their sweet and incredible daughters. Kobe was the MVP of fathers of daughters. He never left the toilet seat up. He always told girls how beautiful and intelligent they are. He taught them to be brave. He had a tender heart.
I want my daughters to know how wonderful he was a husband and father. He was the kind of man who wanted to teach future generations to be better … he taught all of us valuable lessons in life and sport … we are so grateful that he left us these lessons and stories. “
To conclude her moving speech, Vanessa said, “God knew they couldn’t be on this earth without each other. He had to bring them together to heaven. Baby, take care of our Gigi. “