Vanessa Bryant — the wife of the late Kobe Bryant — shared a new letter she received to honor and mourn the loss of her husband and her daughter, Gianna Bryant.

The letter comes from Aubrey Callaghan, one of Gianna Bryant’s best friends.

  • “Today I received this sweet letter from one of Gianna’s best friends, Aubrey. I love you Aubz (as my Gigi would call you),” Vanessa Bryant wrote on Instagram. “Thank you so much for beautifully sharing some of your memories of my Gigi with me and allowing me to share them here on my ig. My Gigi is INCREDIBLE and I truly appreciate your thoughtful letter. She loves you so much. I miss my baby girl and Kob-Kob so much, too. I will never understand why/how this tragedy could’ve happened to such beautiful, kind and amazing human beings. It still doesn’t seem real. Kob, we did it right. Gigi, you still make mommy proud. I love you!”
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The letter honors Gianna Bryant in so many ways, as Callaghan explains that she thinks of Gianna “during moments of despair.”

“Her fights for equality in sports made the world reconsider (their) opinions, she along with Mr. Bryant, set the wheels in motion,” the letter reads.

  • Kobe and Gianna Bryant passed away in a tragic helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020, which killed nine people total, including the pilot.

What’s Vanessa Bryant been doing?

Vanessa Bryant has been handling the aftermath of her husband’s death. Most recently Vanessa Bryant said in a recent statement that her mother, Sofia Laine, was trying to “extort a financial windfall from our family.”

  • Her mother is reportedly suing Vanessa Bryant for financial support, saying she worked unpaid as a “longtime personal assistant and nanny” for the Bryant family, according to People magazine, which obtained copies of the lawsuit.
  • As I wrote for the Deseret News, Laine said in the lawsuit that Kobe Bryant “promised to take care of” her “for the rest of her life” before he passed away.
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Vanessa Bryant issued a statement that clapped back at the lawsuit claims against her family, according to Yahoo! Entertainment.

“She is now trying to get more money than my husband and I ever spent to provide for her while he was alive. She has no regard for how this is affecting my children and me. She wants to live off of my daughters and me for the rest of her life while continuing to collect monthly alimony from her ex-husband since 2004. My husband and I have never discouraged or kept her from providing for herself. This lawsuit is frivolous, disgraceful and unimaginably hurtful. My husband never promised my mother anything and he would be so disappointed in her behavior and lack of empathy.”