Vanessa Bryant: She is emotionally aimed at other grievers


Vanessa Bryant
It is emotionally aimed at other grievers

Vanessa Bryant at her husband's memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Vanessa Bryant prepares for the first anniversary of Kobe and Gianna Bryant's death. The widow encourages other mourners.

Vanessa Bryant (38) is currently going through a difficult time. A good two weeks ago, her first Christmas took place without her husband Kobe (1978-2020, "Mamba Mentality: My Way to Success") and daughter Gianna (2006-2020). January 26th marks the first anniversary of their fatal helicopter accident. Vanessa Bryant shared her experience of grief work on Instagram and encouraged people in similar situations. Their message: "Find your reason why you want to stay alive!"

Bryant also targets the press

"Grief is an emotional mess," writes Bryant. "One day you are present and can laugh and the next day you don't feel like being alive." She wants to share this sobering insight with other mourners: "I want to say this to all those struggling with grief or a heartbreaking loss: Find your reason to live. I know it's difficult. I look at my daughters and hug them For the sake of this feeling through. Death is guaranteed, but staying alive the rest of the day is not. Find your reason. "

The widow also addressed the reporting media with another Instagram post: "I would like to thank all those who have done their reporting respectfully. To everyone else: Please reconsider your 'news' and look at the material through your eyes of children, parents, spouses, siblings and family. Celebrate their lives, not the day they lost it. " In another photo, she asked the reporters not to publish any pictures of the accident site or the helicopter wreck on January 26th. "You have thousands of photos and videos from other days to show."