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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 27: Gianna Bryant and her father, former NBA player Kobe Bryant, attend the WNBA All-Star Game 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on July 27, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

I’ve been having a hard time with this. I get it, people die every day. I lost my grandmother last month and that hasn’t been easy for it either. But my grandmother was in her 90s, I know she lived an amazing life, had an amazing love & is now reunited with all of the people she holds dear to her heart. Kobe was 41 and Gigi was 13…that never sat well with me. It’s tragic, that’s the best way I can put it into words. I’m very much an “empath,” which means I feel what other people feel. If I’m in the room with someone who is heartbroken, my whole mood changes. Same thing if they’re happy or mad. I’m not sure if I’ve always been like this, but I’ve definitely noticed it in my adult years.

That’s why my heart quite literally breaks for Vanessa Bryant. There’s something about knowing there’s literally quite nothing anybody can do for her that really rips my heart apart.

Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram to open up about how angry she was, and you know what? I don’t blame her…

“My brain refuses to accept that both Kobe and Gigi are gone. I can’t process both at the same time,” Vanessa wrote in the caption. “It’s like I’m trying to process Kobe being gone but my body refuses to accept my Gigi will never come back to me.”

Even through anger and sadness, Vanessa realizes she has to be strong for her and Kobe’s surviving daughters, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri. “I know what I’m feeling is normal. It’s part of the grieving process,” she noted. “I just wanted to share in case there’s anyone out there that’s experienced a loss like this.” She finished by asking for prayers for the victims and all of them.