During and after the memorial, celebs and fans took to social media to share their praise for Vanessa's strength after she took the stage to give an emotional speech.
"My MVP?❤️ @vanessabryant I tell you everyday you are the strongest woman I know," La La Anthony wrote on Instagram. "The strength I watched you show today is unmatched❤️Your words today were so beautiful. The epitome of love and grace. You are an amazing friend, mother, & wife. I got your back today, tomorrow, & forever. LOVE YOU V..❤️ #mambaandmambacitaforever ?"
"Today we celebrate the incredible life of my good friend Kobe Bryant & his daughter, Gigi. I was so very honored to be a the memorial & witness all the love firsthand," Alex Rodriguez tweeted. "Vanessa Bryant showed the ultimate amount of strength w/her beautiful speech. It was truly remarkable & powerful."
Today we celebrate the incredible life of my good friend Kobe Bryant & his daughter, Gigi. I was so very honored to be a the memorial & witness all the love firsthand
Vanessa Bryant showed the ultimate amount of strength w/her beautiful speech. It was truly remarkable & powerful pic.twitter.com/u6SNfH7IFp
Cookie & I were blown away by the strength, grace & courage shown by Vanessa Bryant as she memorialized her husband & daughter. The personal stories & beautiful family memories she shared provided comfort as she opened a window into their lives & the love of their family.
The strength and grace that Vanessa Bryant has displayed in this time of unbelievable tragedy blows my mind. She is truly a queen. #RIPKobe#RIPGIANNA and may everyone who lost their life that day Rest In Peace and paradise.
The strength of vanessabryant is indescribable... This is just the beginning of a new life without #KobeAndGianna . She spoke of all of the milestones that they will not be a part of and it broke my heart. Please… https://t.co/of59wWc7Ma
May God continue to guide,protect and keep you Vanessa. Remain strong we all stand with you and your girls. R.I.P Kobe and Gianna Bryant. Mamba's out but never forgotten #KobeFarewellpic.twitter.com/5ME3pSnUCl
The strength of Vanessa Bryant, to get up there in front of a sold out Staples Center & talk about this tragedy, it’s out of this world. Prayers out to this woman & the entire family. We miss you Kobe & GiGi 💜💛 https://t.co/sCfCWbhXhJ