Vanessa Bryant Shares Heartbreaking Post on Anniversary of Kobe and Gianna’s Deaths: 'It Still Doesn’t Seem Real'

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On the one year anniversary of Kobe and Gianna Bryant's death, Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram, where she shared a touching letter she received from a friend of Gigi's.
"Today I received this sweet letter from one of Gianna's best friends, Aubrey," she wrote alongside the letter. "Thank you so much for sharing some of your memories of my Gigi beautifully with me and allowing me to share them here on my Ig. My Gigi is INCREDIBLE and I really appreciate your thoughtful letter. She loves you so much. I miss you my baby girl and Kob-Kob so much too. "
Since her absence was still difficult, she continued, “I will never understand why / how this tragedy could have happened to such beautiful, kind and amazing people. It still doesn't seem real. Kob, we got it right . Gigi, you still make mom proud. I love you! "In the letter itself, Aubrey writes about her appreciation for Gigi and if she ever becomes a mother:" I hope my daughter will be just like yours. "
Aubrey adds that Gianna was pushing for her to "get better" and that her "struggles for equality in sport have made the world rethink their minds". Read Aubrey's full letter to Vanessa below.
Kobe and Gianna died along with seven others in a helicopter accident on their way to a basketball game on January 26th. Gianna was 13 years old and Kobe was 41. Just over a week ago, Vanessa shared how she struggled with her grief in deaths. "I want to say this for people struggling with grief and heartbreaking loss. Find your reason for living. I know it is hard," she wrote on Instagram. "I look at my daughters and try to get that feeling for them."
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