Vanessa Laine Bryant Husband's Death, Kids, Net Worth & More
- Date of Birth 1982-05-05
- Age 38 Years 4 Month(s)
- Nationality American
- Birth Place Los Angeles, California, United States
- Profession Television Personality
- Birth Name Vanessa Marie Bryant
- Zodiac Sign Taurus
- Ethnicity/Race Mexican
- Father Stephen Laine (Stepfather)
- Mother Sofia Urbieta
- Sister/s Sophie (Older Sister)
- Daughter/s Natalia Diamante Bryant, Bianka Bella Bryant, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, Capri Kobe Bryant
- Relationship Status Married
- Husband/Spouse Kobe Bryant (M. 2001)
- Divorce/Split Not Yet
- Wedding Date April 18, 2001
- Dating/Affair No
- Net Worth Not Disclosed
- High School Marina High School
- Height/ How Tall? 5'5" (1.65 m)
- Weight 61 kg (135 lbs)
- Feet (Shoe) Size 7 (US)
- Hair Long
- Hair Color Black
- Eye Color Dark Brown
- Lesbian No
Vanessa Laine Bryant is famous as the wife of the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
She shared almost twenty years of marital bliss with the late basketball legend and stood beside him as the most significant support system throughout his incredible career.
Read on to know more about their relationship and Kobe's tragic death.
Vanessa Laine Bryant Husband's Death
On 26th January 2020, Vanessa lost her husband, Kobe Bryant, in a tragic accident.
Vanessa's husband, Kobe, and daughter Gianna (Gigi) died in a helicopter crash in the hills above Calabasas.
Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant in September 2019 (Photo: Kobe Bryant's Instagram)
According to reports, Kobe was on board with eight other people, including his daughter Gigi, while the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter crashed and burst into flames.
Further, it has also been reported that Kobe was on the way to his daughter Gigi's basketball match at the time of the crash.
More About Vanessa & Kobe
Vanessa and her late husband Kobe met in November 1999 while Vanessa, who was a model at that time, was working as a background dancer on the Tha Eastsidaz music video G'd Up. Coincidentally, Kobe was in the same building and working on his debut music album.
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After that, the couple started dating and got engaged in May 2000 just six months later. At that time, Vanessa was still a senior at high school and had to complete her high school through independent study because of too much media scrutiny.
Venessa Laine Bryant with her late husband Kobe Bryant in May 2019 (Photo: Kobe Bryant's Instagram)
The couple finally tied the knot on 18th April 2001 at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in California.
But their wedding was not exactly a happy occasion as Kobe's parents and all his close people boycotted the wedding. Reportedly, Kobe's closed ones were concerned about him getting married too early, and Vanessa rejecting to sign a prenup agreement.
However, the sourness between Vanessa and Kobe's family ended after a few years.
Vanessa & Kobe's Divorce
In 2011, Vanessa Bryant had filed for divorce from Kobe, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason. However, it was reported that the actual reason was a line of alleged infidelities on Kobe's part.
But after a year of their divorce announcement, rumors started that the couple was actually trying for reconciliation.
They even made an appearance together at an event in 2012, and in 2013, Vanessa announced that the couple's divorce had been called off.
Vanessa is a mother to four beautiful daughters with her late husband, Kobe. They had their first daughter, Natalia Diamante Bryant, on 19th January 2003.
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After Natalie, Vanessa suffered the miscarriage of her second child due to an ectopic pregnancy in the spring of 2005. A year later, she gave birth to another daughter, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, on 1st May 2006, who sadly passed away with her father.
On 5th December 2016, Vanessa gave birth to another girl, Bianka Bella Bryant, and finally, their youngest daughter, Capri Kobe Bryant, on 20th June 2019.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, following the demise of her husband, Kobe Bryant, Vanessa has a net worth of $600 million.
Some Other Facts
- Vanessa was born Vanessa Laine Bryant on 5th May 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
- She changed her name to Vanessa Marie Bryant following her marriage to former NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
- She boasts half-Irish and half Mexican ethnicity.
- Vanessa is one gorgeous lady, who stands at the height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters).