Is Vanessa Bryant married? No, she isn’t. However, she was previously married to American professional basketball player Kobe Bryant (born on August 23, 1978) who died on January 26, 2020. The cause of his death is a self-owned helicopter crash at 9:06 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. The accident also took away their 13 years old daughter named Gianna Bryant.
Vanessa and Kobe tied their knot on April 18, 2001, as their wedding was held at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church which is located in Dana Point, California. They met in November 1999 during which she was just 17 years old while Kobe was 21 years old. At that time, she used to work for the Tha Eastsidaz music video “G’d Up” as a background dancer.
From their relationship, the couple welcomed four children together and all of them are daughters. The first child named Natalia Diamante was born in January 2003 whereas the second daughter named Gianna Maria-Onore was born in May 2006 who died along with her father in the helicopter crash. Their third daughter named Bianka Bella was born in late 2016 whereas their youngest daughter named Capri Kobe was born in June 2019.
They came to know each and started dating which made them celebrate their engagement in May 2000 just after the six months of a dating life. The following year, they got married despite the opposition of Kobe’s parents. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Bryant:
Who is Vanessa Bryant?
Born as Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta (also known as Vanessa Laine), she landed the planet on May 5, 1982.,which makes her age be 38 years old as of 2020. By profession, she is an American former dancer and model who is possibly a homemaker at the current time. She is widely known for her personal relationship with her husband late basketball player Kobe Bryant.
Early Life and Education
Vanessa Laine Bryant was born in 1982 and her place of birth is in Huntington Beach, California, the United States of America. Talking about her family background, she is the daughter to the parents named Stephen Laine (father) and Sofia Laine (mother). She was an active girl since her school life and used to contribute as a background dancer during her teenage days. Regarding her education and academic achievements, she was enrolled at Marina High School in Huntington Beach but later went for after being engaged to Kobe in order to avoid media scrutiny.
She carries English, Mexican, Irish and German ancestral backgrounds. Her parents got divorced when she was just three years old. She is also blessed with an older sister named Sophie, both being raised by their mother. Her mother later married businessman Stephen Laine which made her decide to change her name to Vanessa Laine legally in 2000. Although her step-father never adopted her, she took his last name. She changed her name to Vanessa Marie Bryant after getting married.
Career and Professional Life
Vanessa Bryant is a former model and dancer. She sacrificed her professional journey in the entertainment industry in order to take of her family members. She has already welcomed four children including the daughter who died in a helicopter crash in January 2020. On the other hand, her late husband was a National Basketball Association (NBA) player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Vanessa Laine Bryant was married to late basketball star Kobe Bryant. They had four daughters together from their two decades of relationship. They married on April 18, 2001, and were near to get divorced in 2011 where Vanessa cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. However, they were able to reconcile their problems and decided to call off their divorce in 2013. From her relationship with Kobe, she is the daughter-in-law to coach and retired professional basketball player Joe Bryant (born on October 19, 1954).
Vanessa Laine Bryant stands at a perfect height of 5 feet and 3 inches (1.65 m). It is hard to believe that she has given birth to four children and has been able to manage her body statistics so perfectly. She weighs about 60 kilograms and her body measurement is said to be 35-27-36 inches.
Salary and Net worth
The widow of Kobe Bryant Vanessa Laine Bryant has an estimated net worth of 500 million USD. She couldn’t make s successful journey as a model because she gave her precious time for her husband and family. She gained popularity for being the one and only partner to the late basketball player Kobe.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Vanessa Laine Bryant is preparing by various wiki sites but is still missing from Wikipedia and IMDb now. She is an Instagram star where her account is reachable @vanessabryant and has been able to garner over 1.4 million followers. However, she has kept her account private which makes us assume that she wants to stay out of the tabloids now.