Vanessa Bryant took the stage at the memorial for her husband, Kobe Bryant, and daughter, Gigi Bryant.
Dressed in a gorgeous black dress, she took several deep breaths before she began to speak. She spoke about her 13-year-old daughter in great detail, educating the crows about the sweet girl who died alongside her father and seven others on January 26.
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Prior to the public memorial, Vanessa Bryant had only made statements about the tragedy via her social media accounts. She and Kobe Bryant were married in 2001 when Vanessa was just 19 and Kobe was 22. They shared four daughters.
“I was his first girlfriend, his first love, his wife, his best friend, his confidant, and his protector. He was the most amazing husband,” she said. “He was charismatic, a gentleman. He was loving, caring, and romantic.”