Fans all over the world were shocked when Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and 7 others were killed in a tragic and sudden helicopter crash in January of 2020. Hollywood was shaken up and Vanessa Bryant's life was turned upside down and now she is sharing the powerful lessons she has learned this past year. 

Vanessa Bryant On Year Without Kobe and Gianna

Kobe and Gianna's shocking and sudden death shook Hollywood and the sports industry to its core. But of course, no one could imagine the pain that Vanessa Bryant had to endure when she lost both the love of her life and her amazing young daughter simultaneously. 

Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant during the NBA All-Star Game 2016 in Toronto, Ontario

Vanessa realized Kobe's fans were heartbroken too so she decided to open up her private Instagram so fans could get a peek at what her family life was like before the crash and see what a doting father Kobe was and what a vibrant personality Gianna was. Now almost a year later, Vanessa is sharing what she has learned. 

Vanessa posted to Instagram saying, "Let me be real~ Grief is a messed up cluster of emotions. One day you're in the moment laughing and the next day you don't feel like being alive."

"I want to say this for people struggling with grief and heartbreaking loss. Find your reason to live. I know it's hard. I look at my daughters and I try to push through that feeling for them. Death is guaranteed but living the rest of the day isn't. Find your reason." 

The strength and perseverance of this wife and mother have not gone unnoticed and seems to be resonating with countless others who struggle with grief as well.

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