The Shade Room posted this message: ‘was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and #VanessaBryant delivered a beautiful speech that had everyone in their feelings! Vanessa is currently trending after social media users commended her strength & poise, and we couldn’t agree more! 🙏🏽 We continue to keep the Bryant family in our prayers as we celebrate Kobe’s latest achievement.’
Someone said: ‘Death is a part of life but no matter what we will never be prepared for it, or what comes after,’ and another follower posted this message: ‘I can’t even imagine how many times she practised her speech so she could make it all the way through … I don’t see how she does it. She’s truly a superwoman.’
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One other commenter said: ‘she looks so hurt omg you can see it all in her eyes😢😢😢. i couldn’t fathom 🙏🏾’
Someone else posted this: ‘I love her so much, she and Lauren are the definition of strong. ❤️😢’ and a commenter said: ‘Chile I would still be somewhere under the covers crying. God Bless her.’
A follower posted this: ‘You can tell her & Michael Jordan was fighting back tears! She’s so strong!’ and a commenter said: ‘She’s a strong woman😢😢😢. I done fainted three times.’
One other follower posted this message: ‘If sticking with a man thru thick and thin was a person… I love her 😢😍🙌🏾❤️’
Recently, Vanessa Bryant marked the 21st anniversary of her and Kobe’s first time meeting! While the milestone, unfortunately, had to be marked without the late basketball star, the widow still celebrated and honoured her husband.
As fans know, in 2001, she and Kobe tied the knot and went on to have four daughters together – Natalia, 17, Gianna, 13, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 1.