Vanessa Marie Bryant is an American model of Mexican and Irish, English, German lineage. She is married to Kobe Bryant who is a retired professional basketball player. She was still senior high school when Kobe, already a renowned paragon with the Los Angeles Lakers, declared their engagement.
Pushed into the slime light overnight, she would subsequently devised herself to be more than just a side-note to her husband’s nearly unrealistic story. Talking about her marriage, it has over the years opposed a sexual abuse charge in opposition to Kobe and a filing for divorce which was afterward abandoned.
Unavoidably, however, she has become the matter of conflicting sentiments in the public arena right beside her husband, esteemed at one minute, and disdained at the other. They are the active members of the community formed by them, she and Kobe assist numerous charitable causes, comprising of their own organization ‘The Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation’.
Vanessa Laine Bryan Bio: Age, Early Life, Parents
Bryant was born on May 5, 1982, in Huntington Beach, California to Mexican parents. She was named as Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta. She was raised by her mother since her mother got divorced when Bryant was just three. Her mother held 3 jobs at the same time and raised her child. In 1990, Sophia tied knots with Stephen Laine, and Vanessa took his last name in 2000 even though not being officially adopted by Laine. Her sibling is Sophie.
Vanessa Laine Bryan Is Married To Husband Kobe Bryant With Kids
Vanessa met Kobe in high school, who were opting for a side career in music at that time while filming for a music video for the hip-hop group. He started sending roses to Marina High soon enough where she studied and picked her up after school. The pair made the news of their engagement official on her 18th birthday. They got married on April 18, 2001.
Kobe’s parents, his siblings, other members of his family, and even his teammates at the Lakers did not tend to be present at the ceremony because his father NBA star Joe “Jellybean” Bryant later admitted in an interview that they condemned their son’s choice of a bride since the girl was Latina.They gave birth to their first daughter, Natalia Diamante, in January 2003, which has cured some of these sores.
Vanessa always has been a vigorously guarded personality. In the first place, following Kobe’s proclamation of their engagement, she was engulfed by the media at her doorstep and the helicopters hovering over her school. She even gave up school to prevent being scouted over by the television news media and gained her degree irrespectively. Nowadays it is a completely dissimilar fable. She is the personification of a perfect sports wife, attending games and following her husband’s social events.
Vanessa gave birth to their second daughter, Giana Maria-Onore, in 2006. She filed for divorce on December 16, 2011, citing inconsistent disparities. They appealed for joint custody of their both daughters. However, it was revealed that on January 11, 2013, they have overturned the divorce proceedings. Their third daughter, Bianka Bella, was born in 2016.
Quick Facts About Vanessa Laine Bryant
Name: Vanessa Laine Bryant aka Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta
Birthday: May 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Born In: Huntington Beach, California, USA
Famous As: Kobe Bryant’s Wife, Model
Height: 1.65 M
Spouse/Ex-: Kobe Bryant (M. 2001)
Father: Stephen Laine (Stepfather)
Mother: Sofia Urbieta
Siblings: Sophie (Older Sister)
Children: Bianka Bella Bryant, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, Natalia Diamante Bryant