Vanessa Bryant is trying to 'be the strong one' for her children in wake of Kobe and Gianna's deaths: Report

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Vanessa Bryant is still struggling to comprehend the losses of her husband and child in the tragic Jan. 26 helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. As fans continue to grieve over Kobe Bryant and 13-year-old daughter Gianna’s deaths, many are expressing their heartfelt condolences to the widowed mother of four, 37, who wed the late NBA icon in April 2001, when he was just 22 and she was 18.“It’s an extremely difficult and devastating time for Vanessa and the whole family,” a friend of the family tells People of the Bryants’ loved ones, including daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and 7-month-old Capri.