Mexican-American model Vanessa Marie Bryant resides in the United States of America. She was the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s wife. When Kobe, a well-known star with the Los Angeles Lakers, announced their engagement, she was still a senior in high school.
Vanessa Bryant first met Kobe Bryant while she was a teenager and working as a backup dancer for the hip-hop group Tha Eastsidaz in a music video.
At the time, Kobe Bryant was pursuing a side career in music. Soon enough, he was picking her up after school and delivering bouquets of flowers to her at Marina High school, where Vanessa was schooling.
The couple announced their engagement to the public on the day she turned 18 years old. Their wedding day was April 18, 2001.
The ceremony was not attended by Kobe’s parents, siblings, other members of his immediate family, or even his Lakers teammates.
Later, his father Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, a former NBA player, disclosed in an interview that they had objected to their son’s choice of bride.
Later, Kobe admitted that the reason was that she was a Latina. Some of these scars were patched up after the birth of Vanessa and Kobe’s first child, Natalia Diamante, in January 2003.
The personality of Vanessa Bryant changed over time when she married Kobe Bryant. She used to be someone who guarded herself tightly.
She was initially overwhelmed by the television news crews at her door and the helicopters hovering over her school when Kobe announced their engagement. She even dropped out of school and earned her degree on her own in order to escape being caught up in the media frenzy.
But afterwards, the situation changed completely. She embodied the ideal sports star wife, going to events with her husband and attending the games.
In 2006, Giana Maria-Onore, their second child, was born to Vanessa Bryant. On December 16, 2011, she announced her intention to divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
For joint custody of their two daughters, the parents filed an appeal. On January 11, 2013, she posted on Instagram and he posted on Facebook that they had decided to end the divorce process. Bianka Bella, their third child, was born in 2016.
Vanessa Bryant Mother
Sophia Laine is Vanessa Bryant mother, Sophia and her daughter sometimes has misunderstandings. Sophia Laine, stated in a September 2020 interview with PEOPLE magazine that she was expelled from the Bryant household by her daughter and instructed to hand back the car she had been given.
Later, Vanessa Bryant criticised her mother for doing the interview and said that she had cleaned out her apartment for the program. Vanessa further claimed that, in contrast to rumors, her mother had not been emotionally or physically there for her and her girls since Kobe Bryant’s passing.
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Vanessa Bryant Father
Details about Vanessa Bryant biological father is private, Her mother’s husband Stephen Laine is her Step Father.
Vanessa Bryant Children
Vanessa Bryant married Koby Bryant in 2001 and they are blessed with 3 kids namely; Bianka Bella Bryant, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant and Natalia Diamante Bryant.
Vanessa Bryant Sister
Vanessa has only one elder sister called Sophie, she may have other siblings aside Sophie but Sophie is the only sibling the media know.