Vanessa Bryant in tears over Christmas tree made of red roses from Kobe Bryant

Vanessa Bryant’s late husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna are tragically missing from the family’s Christmas celebrations this year – but friends are making sure they are certainly not forgotten. Vanessa got tearful as she filmed a video showing the tree full of Kobe’s red roses



On Wednesday evening, Vanessa, who lost her husband and daughter in a helicopter crash at the start of the year, shared incredible photographs of the deep red Christmas tree her florist friend Jeff Leatham had given her – packed full of roses.





The thoughtful gift clearly managed to get Vanessa and her daughters Natalia, Bianka and Capri in a holiday mood – with Vanessa posting an array of Instagram stories featuring the stunning tree. As she talks to her daughter in one of the clips, Vanessa can be heard getting emotional. “Look how gorgeous it is.



Isn’t it beautiful?” she asks, seemingly holding back tears. The red roses are especially poignant for Vanessa as she was gifted a wonderful bouquet of identical flowers, also provided by Jeff, on her first anniversary without her husband back in April.