It’s been nearly five months since Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a California helicopter crash. And the loss understandably remains immeasurable for Kobe’s widow, Vanessa, and the rest of the Bryant family.
For Vanessa, it has been impossible to even go on social media without being faced with the constant reminders of Kobe’s and Gianna’s deaths. So, on Sunday, Vanessa explained that she had taken the steps to block Kobe Bryant fan accounts on Instagram in an effort to change the app’s algorithm.
She posted the explanation in an Instagram Story, thanking the pages for their support but adding that she did so for her own healing process.
Natalia Bryant and I have unfortunately had to block fan pages because it’s been really hard to go online and constantly see pics of our beloved Gigi and Kobe under every single square of our explore pages. Blocking the fan pages has helped change the algorithm.
Last week, Vanessa also got new tattoos to honor Kobe and Gianna’s memory.