On January 26, 2020 — Kobe and Gianna, along with 7 others, passed away in a helicopter crash in Calabasas.
Kobe was 41 while Gianna was just 13.
On that same day, Vanessa posted an emotional and extremely sweet letter — written by one of Gianna’s best friends, Aubrey Callaghan.
“If I ever become a mom, I hope my daughter turns out exactly as yours did,” Aubrey wrote to Vanessa, continuing on: “She was kind, caring and endlessly polite.”
“I am so, so blessed I got to have time with your angel of a daughter, and thank you for giving me that chance.”
Vanessa responded to Aubrey, saying: “I love you Aubz (as my Gigi would call you).”
“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.”
She ended her post with: “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,” ending the caption with a message to her husband: “Kob, we did it right. Gigi, you still make mommy proud. I love you!”
Read the full letter below:
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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