NBA all-star, Kobe Bryant, is a household name thanks to his brilliant basketball skills. Kobe and his wife, Vanessa Bryant, have been married for 15 years. The recently retired former L.A. Lakers star met his wife, Vanessa, in 1999, when he was 21 years old and she was 17 years old. She is a model and is of Mexican descent. For all the fans of the shooting guard who are Googling “Kobe Bryant’s wife,” “Vanessa Bryant wiki,” and “Vanessa Bryant kids,” we have all the information on your favorite basketball player’s wife and family right here!
The couple became engaged after six months of dating and got married in 2001 despite staunch opposition from Kobe’s parents, who did not attend the wedding because their son’s bride-to-be was not African-American. The family reconciled later after the birth of Kobe’s first child.
They are blessed with two daughters: 13-year-old Natalia Diamante Bryant and 10-year-old Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant. In 2011, Vanessa filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences and requesting joint custody of their daughters, but in 2013, the duo announced on social media that they had called off the divorce. Vanessa and Kobe Bryant recently announced that they are expecting their third child, also a daughter!
The 34-year-old mother of two and the 27-year-old basketball legend posted the happy news on Instagram with an adorable photo of a baby’s onesie and baby shoes. The athlete captioned the photo, “Beyond blessed and excited to share that we are expecting our third baby girl!!!” The “Baby Mamba” on the onesie refers to Kobe’s nickname, “The Black Mamba.” We wish the couple all the best for the future and congratulate them on their exciting news.