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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. 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.
We are also 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. I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved. We were so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon.
I’m not sure what our lives hold beyond today, and it’s impossible to imagine life without them. But we wake up each day, trying to keep pushing because Kobe, and our baby girl, Gigi, are shining on us to light the way. Our love for them is endless — and that’s to say, immeasurable. I just wish I could hug them, kiss them and bless them. Have them here with us, forever.
Thank you for sharing your joy, your grief and your support with us. We ask that you grant us the respect and privacy we will need to navigate this new reality.
To honor our Team Mamba family, the Mamba Sports Foundation has set up the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the other families affected by this tragedy. To donate, please go to MambaOnThree.org.
To further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports, please visit MambaSportsFoundation.org.

Sa unang pagkakataon, nagbigay na ng pahayag si Vanessa Bryant kaugnay sa trahedyang kinasangkutan ng asawang si Kobe Bryant na ikinasawi nito at kanilang 13-anyos na anak.

Ito’y tatlong araw matapos ang pananahimik sa online world, kung saan sinabayan niya ito ng pagpalit sa dating solo profile picture sa Instagram na ngayon ay ang mag-ama nitong si Kobe at Gianna.

Ayon sa 37-anyos na si Vanessa, nagpapasalamat ito sa milyong kataong sumusuporta at nagdarasal para sa napakalungkot na pinagdaraan niya at tatlo pang anak na naulila.

Kasabay nito ay nakikiramay din daw sila sa pamilya ng pito pang namatay sa pagbagsak ng helicopter sa mahamog na bahagi ng kabundukan sa Southern California.

Sa ngayon aniya ay walang anumang salita na makakapaglarawan sa sakit na nararamdaman nito kaya hiling na bigyan muna ng privacy ang kanilang pagdadalamhati.

Una rito, lumabas ang impormasyon na nagkaroon daw ng kasunduan si Kobe at Vanessa Bryant na hindi sila magkasamang sasakay ng helicopter.

“I was sitting in traffic and I wound up missing like a school play. I had to figure out a way where I could still train and focus on the craft but still not compromise family time. So that’s when I looked into helicopters, to be able to get down and back in 15 minutes and that’s when it started,” saad ng 41-year-old retired basketball star sa interview ni Alex Rodriguez noong 2018.