More than a year after Kobe Bryant and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were killed in a helicopter crash, Vanessa Bryant tells the new issue of People that the pain of losing her husband and daughter is still "unimaginable."
But she also says their three other daughters, Natalia, 18, Bianka, 4, and 20-month-old Capri, are the reason she gets up every morning, and they help her through the pain.
In Vanessa Bryant's words, "Getting out of bed and pushing forward is going to make the day better for my girls and for me. So that’s what I do."
Kobe, Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on January 26, 2020.
Bryant, 38, says Kobe and Gigi remain her inspiration and she has an unending drive every day “to make Kobe, Gigi, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri proud."
On the anniversary of the deaths of Kobe and Gianna, Bryant spoke of dark moments living with the loss of her husband and daughter. “Let me be real — grief is a messed up cluster of emotions,” the 38-year-old shared. “One day, you’re in the moment laughing and the next day you don’t feel like being alive.”