Vanessa Bryant's emotional speech at her late husband and daughter's memorial

“May you both rest in peace and have fun in heaven until we meet again one day.” Vanessa Bryant paid tribute to her husband Kobe and daughter Gianna at their emotional memorial service in Los Angeles.

Emotional speech during the memorial service at the Staples Center

On 2/24/20, thousands of people, which included friends, family, and fans, gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to mourn the loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and the six other people involved in their fatal helicopter crash.

Vanessa Bryant’s speech

“I won’t be able to tell her how gorgeous she looks on her wedding day. I’ll never get to see my baby girl walk down the aisle, have a father-daughter dance with her daddy, dance on the dance floor with me or have babies of her own. Gianna would have been an amazing mommy. She was very maternal ever since she was really little. Kobe always said she was me. She had my fire, my personality and sarcasm, and she was tender and loving on the inside. She had the best laugh. Kobe and I have been together since I was 17-and-a-half years old. I was his first girlfriend, his first love, his wife, his best friends, his confidant, and his protector. He was the most amazing husband. Kobe loved me more than I could ever express or put into words. He was the early bird, and I was the night owl. I was fire, and he was ice. And vice versa at times. We balanced each other out. He would do anything for me. I have no idea how I deserved a man that loved and wanted me more than Kobe. God knew they couldn’t be on this earth without each other. He had to bring them home to have them together. Babe, you take care of our Gigi. And I got Nani, Bibi, and Koko. We’re still the best team. May you both rest in peace and have fun in heaven until we meet again one day. We love you both and miss you. Forever and always, Mommy.”