Vanessa Bryant celebrates birthday with letter from late husband Kobe Bryant

Lawrence Kim
May 6, 2020

Vanessa Bryant's birthday this year is beyond bittersweet.

"To commemorate Gigi's birthday today, please consider wearing red, caption an act of kindness or show how you will play Gigi's way since she always gave everything she did her all and led with kindness".

So she was really looking forward to reading her late husband's words one more time but she held on to opening it one more day so she could make it even more special by reading it on her birthday. "It gave me something to look forward to today", she shared with her followers.

Vanessa didn't reveal what was in the letter, but she did say that it was "ironic" that Kobe had commissioned an artist to draw her with an angel holding her up.

"Missing the Love of my Life and my sweet little Mamacita- my fellow Taurus", Vanessa Bryant wrote Tuesday.

'Grateful to wake up to my 3 sweet girls today.

The couple met in 1999 and were married in 2001.

On April 20, The LA Lakers star's former teammate Pau Gasol, and his wife Catherine McDonnell, surprised Vanessa with a bouquet of red roses to mark her and Kobe's 19th wedding anniversary.

'My king, my heart, my best friend. With today marking Vanessa Bryant's 38th birthday, which would have been a celebratory occasion under different circumstances, many have taken to her Instagram page with support, cheer, and love.

Along with his wife, Vanessa, Kobe is survived by daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 10 months.

Gianna, also known as Gigi, would have turned 14 on May 1 and Vanessa paid tribute to her daughter last week by asking friends, family and fans to wear red, her favorite color.

Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant, and seven others tragically perished in a helicopter crash on January 26.

Beautiful: Vanessa shared some of her birthday gifts to Instagram. I wish they were here with us forever.

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