On Monday, the day before his 38th birthday, the wife of basketball legend Kobe Bryant found “one more letter” from her late husband.
“Yesterday I found an envelope called To: The Love of my Life. From, Tu Papi,” Vanessa wrote on Instagram. “I waited to open another letter on my birthday. It gave me something to wait for today.
“The irony is that Kobe had a picture of me drawn with an angel held by an artist on the cover. Missing the love of my life and my sweet little Mamacita – my partner Taurus. Grateful to wake up with my 3 sweet daughters today. I wish we were all together. #MyBirthdayWish. “
Kobe and Vanessa married in 2001 and reportedly celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary last month.
Vanessa marked the day with a photo of Kobe kissing her cheek.
“My king, my heart, my best friend. Happy 19th birthday baby. I miss you so much. I wish you were here to hold me. I love you.”
With Gianna, the couple have three other daughters; Natalia, Bianka and Capri.
In his appearance in the fifth episode of the docu series, Kobe reveals how Jordan framed him.
“I had a question about the filming of this turnaround plan, so I asked him the question,” he said. “He gave me a great detailed answer. But on top of that, he said,” If you ever need something, call me. “He’s like my big brother.”