Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa Bryant blocks fan accounts on Instagram, says had to do it for 'our own healing'

Updated on Jun 15, 2020 11:50 PM IST  |  4.4M
   
Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa Bryant blocks fan accounts on Instagram, says had to do it for 'our own healing'
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Late basketball legend Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa Bryant opened up about blocking fan Instagram pages over the weekend. The NBA star's wife revealed that since the basketball player's death, social media has become a difficult place to be on. Especially since photo after photo on her feed are of her late husband Kobe Bryant and her daughter Gianna Bryant who lost their lives in a tragic helicopter crash this year in January.

Vanessa took to her Instagram Stories and wrote, "Thx so much for all the (love). @nataliabryant and I have unfortunately had to block fan pages because it's been really hard to go online and constantly see pics of our beloved Gigi and Kobe under every single square of our explore pages." 

While Vanessa's Instagram profile was public earlier, she has now gone private on the photo-sharing app. She further added, "We (love) you all but please understand that we had to do this for our own healing not because we don't appreciate your (love)," she concluded. Vanessa also revealed that blocking fan pages on Instagram has "helped change the algorithm."     

On February 24, 2020, fans, friends and family members gathered inside the Staples Center to pay tribute to Kobe and Gianna. Vanessa’s heartbreaking speech about her late husband left everyone in tears. In her speech, she said the two had hoped to grow old together. 

ALSO READ: Kobe Bryant Memorial: Vanessa Bryant delivers tearful eulogy; Says she and Kobe had hoped to grow old together

Along with Kobe and Gianna, seven others also died in the crash including the helicopter's pilot. 

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Anonymous : You know you don’t tell that to your friends when there loved ones passed away everyone has a way of coping I see plenty of people posting things about there loved ones how they got a tattoo with their names as a memory. Let her be her daughter and love of her life died. Let’s leave her alone and let her do what she needs to do let’s give her the same respect we give a friend or a family member when their loved ones die. We don’t go around telling them the stuff that everyone is saying to her maybe you all should just not read her post if it bothers you so much. Cyber bullies!!!!! Rb
REPLY 1 1 year ago
Anonymous : Please, stay off and Heal for months..
REPLY 1 1 year ago
Anonymous : Yupp stop posting !!! When you are the One posting as well.
REPLY 1 1 year ago
Anonymous : Then stop posting things.
REPLY 4 1 year ago
Anonymous : Exactly! for someone who doesn't want to be in the limelight I see posts weekly. Heal thyself. Nobody needs to know about tattoos, letters found or where your going. Just live one day at a time.
REPLY 0 1 year ago