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Vanessa Bryant recalls feeling ‘reluctant’ to go on an Italian getaway


The trip comes just days after what would have been her husband Kobe’s 43rd birthday.

“Happy birthday, Grandpa,” Vanessa wrote in an Aug. 23 Instagram post alongside a photo of the two kissing after the Lakers won the 2000 NBA Championship, adding, “Te Amo por siempre. Amor eterno,” which, translated into English, means: “I love you forever. Everlasting love.