Kobe Bryant gave his wife, Vanessa, the original blue dress from The Notebook, Vanessa revealed during his eulogy at the public memorial on February 24. But he didn’t just stop at gifting her with the blue dress that Rachel McAdams famously wore in the penultimate scene — he also gave her the actual notebook used in the film, too. What’s more, a 2013 Instagram post from Vanessa reveals he gave her one more prop from the iconic film: the shoes Allie wore with her dress.
During her eulogy, Vanessa said that Kobe gave her the dress and the notebook because the film props symbolized their own love story. He said he gave her the film props because they represented, specifically, when Allie decided to come back to Noah