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Vanessa Bryant's Heartbreaking Speech at Kobe & Gianna's Memorial Was 'Tentative Until the Last Minute'

Vanessa Bryant's Heartbreaking Speech at Kobe & Gianna's Memorial Was 'Tentative Until the Last Minute'

Vanessa Bryant gave a heartbreaking speech in tribute to her late husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna, 13, at their celebration of life ceremony earlier this week.

We’re now learning that the speech was very tentative and she was not sure she would be giving the speech that day.

Vanessa Bryant‘s speech was always tentative until the very last minute,” a source told E! News. “She, of course, was prepared with her speech either way, but keeping her tentative was a matter of how emotional she was and how comfortable she felt in that moment to make the speech. Nobody knew if she was going to do it until [Jimmy Kimmel] actually announced her.”

You can watch the heartbreaking speech she gave right here, and see the moment that went viral immediately after.

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Posted to: Gianna Bryant, Kobe Bryant, Vanessa Bryant

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