Vanessa Bryant Shares Interview of Husband Kobe Calling Her His ‘Best Friend’

Vanessa Bryant Shares Interview of Husband Kobe Calling Her His ‘Best Friend’

Kobe Bryant considered Vanessa as more than just his spouse.

Vanessa Bryant, 37, shared a video of her late husband of 19 years to Instagram on Wednesday, where the basketball superstar named his wife his best friend.  In the interview with Extra, Kobe shared his likes and dislikes, and that his daughters simply called him “daddy.”

Vanessa, using few words captioned the post with a simple red heart emoji, sharing the social platform that boasts over 10 million followers.


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This was the second post shared by Vanessa referencing her husband.  Her previous post was of a photo of Kobe smiling, with the caption, “#mybestfriend #theBestdaddy Miss you so much. #handsome #sweet #funny #silly #lovinghusband ❤️Miss you saying, ‘Bonjourno principessa/reina.’”


The posts are filled with emotion as Vanessa continues to adjust to losing Kobe, age 41 and their daughter Gianna, age 13, nearly 10 days ago in a helicopter crash.  In addition to Vanessa, Kobe is survived by three daughters, Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 months.


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According to PEOPLE, sources close to Vanessa say she is still reeling from the loss of Kobe and Gianna, and is struggling to process her new reality.

The source adds, “She’s very tired; she hasn’t been sleeping. She’s worried about her girls, worried about what happens next.”

“Vanessa has a strong support system,”  the source added, who is helping her get through the difficult days since the accident.

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