April 30, 2020

Jimmy Kimmel Recalls The Saddest Part Of Hosting Kobe And Gianna Bryant’s Memorial

Jimmy Kimmel Recalls The Saddest Part Of Hosting Kobe And Gianna Bryant’s Memorial

Back in February, the world was able to say their final goodbyes to Kobe and Gianna Bryant during the televised memorial service that was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. 

Kimmel is now revealing what saddest part for him as the host. In a recent episode of Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live, Kimmel admitted that he was very nervous and that he wasn’t paying attention to the fact that it was going to be a televised event. 

“I guess I wasn’t really fully paying attention, but I didn’t know it was going to be a televised event. I thought it was a somewhat intimate family and fans thing.” 

According to the Late Night host, the saddest part for him was seeing the faces of Bryant’s family. “The saddest part was seeing the family just sitting in the front row. That’s a killer, looking at those kids, Vanessa and Kobe’s parents. “To just realize as sad as this is for all of us, this is a million times worse for them.” 

Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash on January 26th,2020. 

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