January 26, 2020, Vanessa Bryant‘s, heart smashed into million pieces as she lost her dear husband Kobe Bryant, the NBA player and 13-year old daughter Gianna. Though popularly known as the wife of Kobe Bryant, Vanessa too managed to upkeep her identity by participating in several ventures of her husband, and community works. The mother of four must be in the deep mourning period.
Today, we shall find out the Vanessa Bryant biography, wiki, her age, wedding, family, education, body measurement, net worth, and salary.
Vanessa Bryant Biography & Wiki
The ravishing former model was born as Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta. Later she changed her last name after marrying Kobe. The gorgeous had opened her eyes in Huntington Beach, California, United States of America. She was born in 1982, May 5th. She is of English, German, Mexican and Irish descent.
Bryant is the daughter of SofiaUrbieta and Stephen Lain. At the age of three, her parents got divorced, and after a few years, her mother got married to Stephen Laine, a businessman in California. Again in 2002, her mother, Sofia got divorced from Lain and moved to Anaheim and Temecula.
How old is Vanessa Bryant? She is 37-years old in 2019. Vanessa has one sister whose name is Sophie. She had grown with her mother and siblings at her hometown and birthplace. Beautiful Venessa is of Taurus zodiac sign.
Vanessa Bryant Educational Background
Talented and sizzling Bryant had done her schooling from St.Boniface Parochial School, in 1996. She was an active member of the cheerleading squad before she got enrolled at Marina High School. Later she had graduated with honors in the year 2000.
Body Measurement Vanessa Bryant
Similar to other celebrities she too is blessed with amazing body features. She has a height of 5 feet and 5 inches ( 165 cm). After looking at her body features it is hard to believe that she is a mother of 4 children. While she has a weight of 61 kg (134.5 lbs). She has a dark brown eye, dark black hair, a curvy smile, and a distinct figure. However, no exact body measurement is given by Vanessa Bryant.
Vanessa Bryant Wedding, Wife, and Children
Vanessa Bryant is a married woman until the tragic accident that occurred in 2020, January 26. She had tied her knot with Kobe Bryant in 2001, a professional American basketball player who had contributed his entire 20-season career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Los Angeles Lakers. Before tying the knot, the pair had met for the first time in 1999. At that time, Vanessa worked as a background dancer and was 17-years old while the player was 21-years old.
After dating for nearly 6 months the couple got engaged in 2000. The pair exchanged their vows on April 18, 2001, after Vanessa completed her graduation. The marriage took place in a romantic way, at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, California. Sadly, the groom’s parents and his sisters were absent from the wedding.
Kobe’s parents disapproved of the whole wedding. According to them their son was too young to get married, while the other reason was that their son was marrying a non-African-American woman. The estrangement lasted for nearly two years until Vanessa gave birth to her first child.
After the wedding, she registered her name as Vanessa Cornejo Ubrieta Marie Laine Bryant.
Kobe and Venessa welcomed their first daughter, Natalia in 2003. After the birth of Natalia, Kobe was arrested on the suspicion of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old girl working in The Lodge and Spa, before undergoing his knee surgery in Colorado. The accus stated Bryan had assaulted her immorally before his surgery.
The accusation turned out to be partially correct. Kobe himself accepted the fact of getting involved physically with the 19-year old girl but refrained the fact of assaulting her. In 2004, the case was privately settled.
Despite the constant ups and downs in her married life, Vanessa chose to remain by her husband’s side. In 2005, Vanesa suffered from miscarriage, due to ectopic pregnancy. But in 2006, she gave birth to her second daughter Gianna in 2006.
Later Venessa filled for a divorce in 2011, citing “incompatible disagreements” and pledged for joint custody of their daughters. At that time, there was a strong possibility of receiving half of Kobe’s $150million fortune after divorce. Gladly, the duo settled every indifference and canceled their divorce in 2013.
Further, in 2016, they welcomed their third daughter Bianka. Again in the year 2019, July Kobe and Vanessa were blessed with their fourth daughter Capri.
The tragic helicopter crash of Kober Bryant
In the early beginning of the year 2020, January 26, Vanessa lost her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash, while they were heading to a basketball match, Mamba Sports Academy near Calabasas, California.
The tragic incident shook Vanessa completely as she and her three children lost a father and a sibling whom they adored. Though Vanessa totally shunned herself from the media approach, after a week of the incident she spoke about it via a post in social media, Instagram, with a caption;
“My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time. Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them. We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe — the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna — a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri.
We are also devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share in their grief intimately.
There aren’t enough words to describe our pain right now. I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved. We were so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon.
I’m not sure what our lives hold beyond today, and it’s impossible to imagine life without them. But we wake up each day, trying to keep pushing because Kobe, and our baby girl, Gigi, are shining on us to light the way. Our love for them is endless — and that’s to say, immeasurable. I just wish I could hug them, kiss them and bless them. Have them here with us, forever.
Thank you for sharing your joy, your grief and your support with us. We ask that you grant us the respect and privacy we will need to navigate this new reality.
To honor our Team Mamba family, the Mamba Sports Foundation has set up the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the other families affected by this tragedy. To donate, please go to MambaOnThree.org.
To further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports, please visit MambaSportsFoundation.org.
Vanesa Bryant shows her love for her late husband and child. (Credit: Instagram)
This is in fact a sad time period for Vanessa, as she lost two of the important members in her life. But like a strong woman, she is slowly keeping track of her usual life.
Vanessa Bryant’s Career, Net worth, Salary
Talking about the professional life of Venessa, she began her journey as a model. After her relationship with Kobe, she sacrificed her dream. Further, the gorgeous had also surfaced in the television show ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ in 2009.
In the following year, she had also appeared in ‘2004 MTV Movie Awards’, ‘The Teen Choice Awards 2003’, and ‘Kobe Bryant’s Muse’.
Net worth and Salary of Vanessa Bryant. Thanks to Kobe, she had won a tremendous name as well as fame through his limelight. People know her as Kobe’s wife. The exact net worth of Vanessa is estimated at around $ 1 million US dollars. While she has not revealed her exact annual salary. Meanwhile, her husband had gathered a total assist of $ 500 US dollars. He also has invested in several ventures such as Bodyarmor SuperDrink ($ 6 million) and The Coco-Cola Company with a worth of $200 million. In 2016, he along with his partner started venture capital by investing $100 million.
Vanessa is active on Instagram with 10.4m followers, while she has no verified IMDb site or Wikipedia.