Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa has sent “kisses to heaven” in a heartbreaking Valentine’s Day post dedicated to her tragic husband.
Vanessa Bryant, 37, lost her basketball star partner and their daughter Gigi, 13, in a horrifying helicopter crash in California last month.
She’s spending her first Valentine’s Day without him and she admitted it’s particularly hard for her as it was Kobe’s “favourite holiday”.
She shared a video online playing Lauryn Hill’s song Tell Him, which featured the lyrics: “Tell him I need him”.
Vanessa added in the caption a poignant Valentine’s Day message to her husband and their little girl.
She wrote: “To my forever Valentine, I love you so much. Missing you so much on your favorite holiday.
Te amo per sempre. Kisses to you and Gigi in heaven. Happy Valentine’s Day, my babies
“With all my love, your boo-boo.”
NBA legend Kobe, 41, died along with 13-year-old Gianna – known as Gigi – and seven other people when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed in Calabasas, California last month.
Vanessa, who was married to La Lakers icon Kobe for 19 years, previously declared she is determined to stay strong for the couple’s other three daughters Natalia, Bianka and Capri.