Vanessa Bryant Gets 'One More' Birthday Letter From Kobe

She found an unopened letter the day before she turned 38
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2020 12:07 AM CDT
Vanessa Bryant Gets 'One More' Birthday Letter From Kobe
In this Feb. 13, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, attend the skills competition at the NBA basketball All-Star Saturday Night in Dallas.   (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Vanessa Bryant found an unopened letter from her late husband Kobe on Monday, and waited until Tuesday to open it—so she could "open one more letter on my birthday," she wrote on Instagram. "The irony is that Kobe had a photo of me drawn with an Angel holding me up by an artist on the cover," she continued. "Missing the Love of my Life and my sweet little Mamacita- my fellow Taurus. Grateful to wake up to my 3 sweet girls today. Wish we were all together."

Her daughter Gianna, who was killed alongside her dad in a January helicopter crash, would have turned 14 on May 1, and Vanessa Bryant posted an Instagram tribute to her that day. "I miss you so much everyday. I wish I could wake up and have you here with me. I miss your smile, your hugs and your giggles. I miss EVERYTHING about YOU, Gigi. I LOVE YOU so much!!!!!!!" (More Vanessa Bryant stories.)

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