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Vanessa Bryant's Speech at Kobe and Gianna's Memorial Video

Vanessa Bryant Holds Back Tears as She Honours Kobe and Gianna at Memorial Service

Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa Bryant arrives to speak during the

Vanessa Bryant gave a moving speech as she honoured her husband, Kobe, and daughter Gianna during their public memorial service on Monday. As Vanessa took to the stage at the Los Angeles Staples Centre, she struggled to hold back tears as she addressed the crowd. After receiving a round of applause of support, she began to share sweet antidotes about her family members. She talked about how even though Gianna was a "daddy's girl" at heart, "she loved her mama" and was one of her best friends. She then went on to talk about Kobe, sharing what a great father and husband he was during their nearly 19 year marriage.

On Jan. 26, Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter died in a helicopter crash with seven other people — Ara Zobayan, Sarah and Payton Chester, Christina Mauser, and Keri, Alyssa, and John Altobelli — in Calabasas, CA. In addition to Kobe's close family, the memorial brought several of Kobe's celebrity friends including Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, James Harden, Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Jimmy Kimmel, and Beyoncé who gave a moving performance of "XO" and "Halo." Watch Vanessa's speech ahead.

Image Source: Getty / FREDERIC J. BROWN
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