Vanessa Bryant finds a love letter from Kobe as she marks her first birthday since his death: ‘Missing the love of my life’

It’s been three months since she lost husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash. And as Vanessa Bryant marked her 38th birthday on Tuesday, she reminisced about her romance with the late basketball star, who she called the ‘love of my life’, after discovering a love letter from him.





Vanessa revealed she saved one special love note to read on her birthday. Sharing a photo of her hand covering the front of the envelope from Kobe, Vanessa wrote: ‘Yesterday I found an envelope labeled To: The Love of my Life. From, Tu Papi.,’I waited to open one more letter on my birthday.



It gave me something to look forward to today. ‘Vanessa explained that in a heart-wrenching twist, an image Kobe had chosen for the front of the card depicted Vanessa being held by an angel. She added, ‘The irony is that Kobe had a photo of me drawn with an Angel holding me up by an artist on the cover. Missing the Love of my Life and my sweet little Mamacita- my fellow Taurus. ‘Grateful to wake up to my 3 sweet girls today. Wish we were all together. #MyBirthdayWish’ she concluded her caption.