Vanessa Bryant sheds light on her late husband Kobe Bryant’s romantic nature.
Monday on Instagram, Vanessa revealed she recovered one of Kobe’s gifts, a seafoam dress worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in the 2004 season finale of “Sex and the City.”
“I love you my baby @kobebryant,” the 38-year-old wrote. “I found this beautiful dress Kob gifted me a long time ago. Not going to lie, I was taken back with emotion. He was SO romantic. Still showing me he [loves] me from Heaven. Love you forever boo-boo.”
While explaining the context behind the gown, Vanessa added, “When Mr. Big [played by Chris Noth] gets Carrie [played by Parker] back. Paris. Missing my boo-boo and my sweet girl. So nice to have found this dress today. You set the bar so high baby. No love like REAL LOVE.”
In February at a memorial service honoring Kobe and the couple’s late 13-year-old daughter Gianna, Vanessa revealed Kobe gifted her the blue dress from “The Notebook,” worn by Rachel McAdams.
“When I asked him why he chose the blue dress, he said it was because it was the scene when Allie [played by McAdams] comes back to Noah [played by Ryan Gosling]. We had hoped to grow old together like the movie,” Bryant told fellow guests at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“The Notebook” costume designer Karyn Wagner later told The Hollywood Reporter that she “had zero idea” that Vanessa had the iconic gown but was “honored that I was able to contribute in some small way to the history of this amazing man.”
“I started bawling. I’m still drying the tears off my face. What a beautiful eulogy,” Wagner added.
On January 26, Kobe, Gianna, and seven others were killed when their helicopter crashed on the way to Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks for a basketball practice.
Vanessa has since filed a wrongful death suit against the owners of the helicopter, Island Express Helicopters Inc., as well as a representative or successor for pilot Ara Zobayan, who was also killed in the incident.
Both defendants have denied wrongdoing.