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Vanessa Bryant Reveals Kobe Bought Her Rachel McAdams' Blue Dress from 'The Notebook'

Vanessa Bryant Reveals Kobe Bought Her Rachel McAdams' Blue Dress from 'The Notebook'

Kobe Bryant was a true romantic.

During his memorial service today at Staples Center, the late basketball player’s wife, Vanessa, revealed that Kobe once gifted her with the iconic blue dress that Rachel McAdams wore in The Notebook.

“I looked forward to Valentine’s Day and our anniversaries every year. He planned special anniversary trips and a special traditional gift every year of our marriage,” Vanessa shared during her eulogy at the service, which also memorialized her daughter, Gianna, who passed away along with Kobe and seven others in a helicopter crash in January.

Vanessa continued, “He gifted me the actual notebook and the blue dress Rachel McAdams wore in The Notebook movie. When I asked him why he chose the blue dress, he said it was because it was the scene when Allie comes back to Noah. We had hoped to grow old together like the movie.”

“We really had an amazing love story,” she added. “We loved each other with our whole beings. Two perfectly imperfect people making a beautiful family and raising our sweet and amazing girls.”

Vanessa‘s eulogy starts at the 48:00 mark in the video below:

If you missed them, see pics from the performances at Kobe and Gianna‘s memorial service.

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