Kobe Bryant is not a new name. He was a former American professional basketball player who spent his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association. But wait, this article is not about him. Today, we are writing about his wife Vanessa Bryant.
Vanessa is a model who worked on the music video for The Eastidaz, a trio made up of Snoop Dogg and Tray Deee. In addition, she is also the cheerleader at St. Boniface Parochial School.
Let’s get into the article to find out about her married life, early life and soo on.
Vanessa Bryant Early Life
Vanessa Bryant was born as Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta on 5 May 1983 in Los Angeles, California. When she was three years old her father Stephen and mother Sofia Laine separated.
After divorced her father moved to Baja, Mexico while her mother marries Stephen Laine in 2005, in Los Angeles. Vanessa also has an older sister Sophie. Besides, she is an American of Mexican and Irish, English, German Heritage.
Talking about her educational background, she was a student at St. Boniface Parochial School in 1996. Before transferring to Marina High School she was the member of the varsity cheerleading squad. In 2000, she graduated with honors.
Vanessa Bryant Husband
As we already mentioned she is the wife of a former American basketball player, Kobe Bryant. The duo met the first time while Vanessa was working as a background dancer for a music video. At that time she was 17 years old while Kobe was 20. After the six months of their relationship, the boyfriend and girlfriend turned their relationship into a fiancé.
Later on 18 April 2001, Kobe and Vanessa tied the knot at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Southern California. In their wedding ceremony, Kobe’s parents, siblings as well his other family member didn’t attend because Vanessa was not African American.
The loving pair was living happily for 19 years but the things didn’t go well. What happens to their marriage?
After three years of their marriage, the beautiful couple welcomed first child as a daughter, Natalia Diamante in 2003.
Welcome Second Daughter
On 1 May 2006, the husband and wife became father and mother of a beautiful daughter, Gianna Bryant. After Gianna birth, the star said:“
The arrival of our daughter early this morning is an incredible blessing for me and my family.
2016 and 2019: Vanessa Gives Birth To Their Third And Fourth Daughters
Vanessa and her husband who won five NBA championships became the parents of their third child, Bianka on 16 December 2016.
Likewise, in 2019 the star announced that they are accepting a fourth daughter. Soon after his announcement, Vanessa gave birth to another daughter, Capri Kobe Bryant in June 2019.
Suffered from Miscarriage
Between the births of eldest two daughters, the star wife suffered from miscarriage.
Vanessa Bryant files for divorce
After being together for 10 years, Vanessa filed for divorce showing irreconcilable differences.
But later in 2011 the duo announced they have reconciled.
Death of Kobe and Gianna
The basketball icon Kobe, his 13 years old daughter Gianna and 13 other died in a helicopter crash on 26 January 2020 in Calabasas, California. The group was traveling to Camarillo Airport for a basketball game at Mamba Sports Academy.
The father and daughter were buried in a private funeral in Pacific View Memorial Park in Newport Beach, California on 7 February 2020.
Vanessa Laine’s Net Worth
Vanessa Laine Bryant’s net worth might be around $500 Thousand which she earned from her modeling career. As a model, she has featured in some magazines.
On the other hand, her late husband amassed an incredible net worth of $600 Million as per Celebrity Net Worth. Looking at his successful career, it’s not a suppressing amount as we know how marketable he was as a player. Besides, Kobe was one of the second-highest-paid players in the history of the NBA.