This Is The Emotional Story Of Kobe Bryant’s Enduring Marriage To Vanessa

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On January 26, 2020 Vanessa Bryant’s life changed forever. Both her famous husband Kobe Bryant and her second daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash in California. The accident claimed the lives of nine people in all. Vanessa was of course devastated. You see, she and Kobe had weathered so many ups and downs over the years.

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Now, the accident happened as Kobe was flying north west of Los Angeles with his daughter to coach her basketball team. On board the helicopter with them were two of her teammates, 14-year-old Alyssa Altobelli and 13-year-old Payton Chester, plus Alyssa’s parents, Payton’s mother, basketball teacher Christina Mauser, and the pilot. Tragically, all of them were killed.

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