"Not going to lie, I was taken back with emotion."

By Kimberly Truong
Jul 07, 2020 @ 10:27 am
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Vanessa Bryant just shared another sweet gift her late husband Kobe Bryant gave her.

On Monday, she shared a photo of a Sex and the City dress he bought for her, writing, "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 [loves] me from Heaven. Love you forever boo-boo. #Bestofthebest."

She posted a side-by-side image of the dress next to one of Sarah Jessica Parker wearing it as Carrie Bradshaw in the show, and posted the same image to her Instagram grid, writing, "#SexandtheCity When Mr. Big comes and gets Carrie back. Paris. Missing my boo-boo and my sweet girl. So nice to have found this dress today. You set the bar so high baby. No love like REAL LOVE."

During a eulogy for her husband and daughter Gianna in February, Bryant also shared that he had gifted her the physical notebook and Allie’s blue dress from The Notebook.

"When I asked him why he chose the blue dress, he said it was because it’s the scene when Allie comes back to Noah," she said at the time. "We had hoped to grow old together like in the movie. We really had an amazing love story. We loved each other with our whole beings. Two perfectly imperfect people making a beautiful family and raising our sweet and amazing girls."

The movie's costume designer, Karyn Wagner, shared her reaction to Vanessa’s tribute with The Hollywood Reporter, telling the outlet she didn't know Bryant had purchased the dress. “When I was finished with the movie, I put the dress in a box and it went into storage,” she said. When she watched Vanessa’s eulogy, Wagner said she "started bawling," telling THR, "I’m still drying the tears off my face. What a beautiful eulogy. I’m so honored that I was able to contribute in some small way to the history of this amazing man."