Vanessa Bryant who is the wife of late Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, has paid an emotional tribute to her late husband at the Los Angeles memorial service to the victims of last month’s helicopter tragedy.
Dressed in all black, Bryant spoke first about daughter Gianna Bryant, at points sniffling and choking back tears, but moving forward with resolve.
“Gianna Bryant was an amazingly sweet and gentle soul. She was one of my very best friends.
“I loved the way she looked up at me while hugging me. It was as if she was soaking me all in.” she said.
Bryant then spoke of her “soulmate,” Kobe, speaking to a tender side that many on the hardwood never saw.
“Kobe was known as a fierce competitor on the basketball court,” she said. But to Vanessa, “He was my sweet husband and the beautiful father of our children. “He was my everything.”