Vanessa Bryant Posts Heartfelt Birthday Wish To Daughter Gigi

On May 1, Vanessa Bryant posted on Instagram to celebrate her late daughter Gianna a happy 14th birthday. Accompanied by a collection of photos, it's as heart-wrenching as you could imagine knowing that the young teen recently passed away.

“Happy 14th Birthday to my sweet baby girl, Gianna. Mommy loves you more than I can ever show you. You are part MY SOUL forever. I miss you so much everyday. I wish I could wake up and have you here with me. I miss your smile, your hugs and your giggles. I miss EVERYTHING about YOU, Gigi. I LOVE YOU so much!!!!!!”

Since losing her husband and daughter in a helicopter accident in late January, Vanessa has since spoken openly about her grief.

“I’ve been reluctant to put my feelings into words. My brain refuses to accept that both Kobe and Gigi are gone. I can’t process both at the same time. It’s like I’m trying to process Kobe being gone but my body refuses to accept my Gigi will never come back to me. It feels wrong,” Vanessa wrote in a February 10 Instagram post.