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Vanessa Bryant Slams Her Mother for Having 'Audacity' to Give Negative TV Interview

Vanessa Bryant is slamming her mother Sofia Urbieta Laine after she gave an interview claiming Vanessa kicked her out of the house after the tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant in a helicopter accident earlier this year.

“She told me, ‘I need you to get out of this house.’ She also told me that she wanted her car and she wants it now,” Sofia said during an interview. She apparently was crying during the interview as well.

Now, Vanessa has issued a statement firing back at her mother’s claims.

“My husband and daughter passed away unexpectedly, and yet my mother had the audacity to do a television interview speaking negatively of me while shedding tears for a car and a house that were not in her name,” Vanessa said in a statement (via Page Six).

“She has removed all her diamond jewelry, emptied the apartment I provided, and put away the furniture to make it look like she doesn’t have my support. My husband and I have supported her financially for the past 20 years, and continue to do so, in addition to her monthly alimony,” she added.

Vanessa added that her mother “has not been physically present or emotionally supportive of my daughters or me” since the late January tragedy.

“Now I see what is most important to my mother and it’s more than painful,” she said. “I hope that everything that is coming out about our personal relationship ends here.”

It’s obviously been an extremely difficult time for Vanessa and her family after losing Kobe and Gigi, 13. She recently had to mark Kobe‘s first birthday after his death.

Our continued thoughts are with Vanessa and daughters Natalia, Bianka, and Capri.

Vanessa Bryant Shares Heartbreaking Tribute To Kobe Bryant On His Birthday: 'I’m Mad I Didn’t Go First'

Vanessa Bryant is remembering her late husband, Kobe Bryant, on what would have been his 42nd birthday.

“To my baby~ Happy birthday,” Vanessa started with her heartbreaking note on Instagram. “I love you and miss you more than I can ever explain. I wish you and Gigi were here to celebrate YOU! I wish I could make you your fav food or a birthday cake with my Gigi.”

She continued, “I miss your big hugs, your kisses, your smile, your loud ass deep laugh. I miss teasing you, making you laugh and bursting your bubble. I miss you sitting on my lap like my big baby that you are. I think about your tenderness and patience all the time. I think about everything you would do in situations to help me deal with everything thrown my way.”

“Thank you for growing up with me and teaching me how to be strong. How to try to see the best in people but cutout the bs. Your thoughtful gestures and the amazing way you made us all feel is extremely missed. I picture your smile and wide big welcoming hugs daily.”

Vanessa reflected on how life has been without Kobe and their daughter, Gianna, with them since the helicopter crash in January.

“I’ve been completely broken inside,” she admitted. “As much as I want to cry, I put a smile on my face to make our daughters days shine a little brighter. I’m not the strong one, they are. They’re strong and resilient. I’m sure you’re proud of them. They put a smile on my face everyday.”

She went on, saying that she wishes she “could wake up from this horrible nightmare. I wish I could surprise our girls and welcome you and Gigi home to us. I’m mad I didn’t go first. I always wanted to go first so that I selfishly didn’t have to feel this heartache. You were supposed to miss me. Gigi was supposed to be here with her sisters. It should’ve been me.”

“There’s so much I wish I could tell you and show you and Gigi. So many things you would both be happy to see and be a part of. So many milestones for our girls. So many things you would be proud of. I’m so thankful I have pieces of heaven here on earth to wake up for- thanks to YOU,” she expressed.

Vanessa concluded, “Thank you for loving me enough to last several lifetimes. In every lifetime I would choose YOU. Thank you for showing me what real love is. Thank YOU for everything. I know my Gigi is celebrating you like she always has on our special days. I miss my thoughtful princess so much! Natalia, Gianna, Bianka, Capri and I wish you a happy birthday my love. I love you for now, forever and for always.”

Just recently, Vanessa revealed that she and eldest daughter, Natalia, have had to block some fan accounts. Here’s the reason why…

Kobe Bryant Gifted Wife Vanessa With Another Iconic Dress From The 'Sex and the City' Finale

Kobe Bryant didn’t just buy Allie’s dress from The Notebook for wife Vanessa Bryant – he also gifted her another iconic dress from Sex and the City.

Vanessa took to her social media, sharing with fans that she had found the blue dress that Carrie Bradshaw wore in the series finale of the HBO show.

“I love you my baby @kobebryant,” Vanessa had written on her Stories. “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 ❤️’s me from Heaven.”

Vanessa added, “Love you forever boo-boo.”

She also shared the image to her Instagram feed, adding that the dress was featured in the final moments of the show.

“When Mr. Big comes and gets Carrie back. Paris. Missing my boo-boo and my sweet girl,” she wrote. “So nice to have found this dress today. You set the bar so high baby. No love like REAL LOVE❤️.”

The costume designer from The Notebook recently opened up after hearing the story Vanessa told about Kobe gifting her Allie’s blue dress. See what she said here…

Vanessa Bryant Wishes Late Husband Kobe a Happy Father's Day

Vanessa Bryant is honoring her late husband.

The 38-year-old wife of the late Kobe Bryant posted a touching tribute to the NBA icon on her Instagram on Father’s Day Sunday (June 21).

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“Happy Father’s Day to the BEST daddy in the world. We miss you so much. We love you forever and always. Love, Nani, Gigi, BB, Koko and VB ❤️😘@KobeBryant #BestoftheBest #GirlDad ❤️,” she captioned a sweet family photo.

One day before, Vanessa celebrated their daughter Capri‘s first birthday, as well as sharing an adorable video of her baby daughter “driving like her daddy.” Watch it right here!

Just recently, Vanessa revealed she got two tattoos in honor of Gigi and Kobe. See the new tribute…

Click here to see the touching Father’s Day post.

Vanessa Bryant Says Baby Daughter Capri Is 'Driving Like Her Daddy' - Watch!

Vanessa Bryant is showing off her daughter Capri‘s adorable driving skills.

The 38-year-old wife of the late Kobe Bryant, who is celebrating the birth of their one-year-old daughter Capri this weekend, posted a cute clip on her Instagram on Saturday night (June 20).

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In the video, Capri is driving a pink buggy.

“Koko Bean driving like her daddy – leaning to the side. Thank you for the buggies auntie Sophie and uncle Serg! #birthdaygirl,” Vanessa captioned the cute post.

“God Bless you sweet princess. Capri Kobe Bryant a.k.a ‘Koko-Bean’ named after her dearly missed daddy, Kobe Bean Bryant. We miss you SO much Gigi and Daddy,” she also wrote in an earlier post that day.

Just recently, Vanessa revealed she got two tattoos in honor of Gigi and Kobe.

Click here to see the cute post!

Vanessa Bryant Celebrates Daughter Capri's First Birthday in Emotional Post

Capri Bryant is a year old!

Vanessa Bryant took to her Instagram on Saturday (June 20) to celebrate her youngest daughter’s first birthday with an emotional post which also honored her late husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna, 13.

“Happy 1st Birthday Capri! Mommy, Daddy, Nani, Gigi and BB love you SO much!!” Vanessa wrote. “God Bless you sweet princess. Capri Kobe Bryant a.k.a ‘Koko-Bean’ named after her dearly missed daddy, Kobe Bean Bryant. We miss you SO much Gigi and Daddy.”

Vanessa recently explained why she and her eldest daughter Natalie, 17, decided to block fan pages on Instagram.

Just recently, Vanessa revealed she got two tattoos in honor of Gigi and Kobe.

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