Born on August 23rd, 1978, Kobe Bean Bryant was a player with the NBA. 'Mamba', as he was known, spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers as a shooting guard. Regarded as one of the greats, Kobe was instrumental in helping the Lakers win five NBA championships.
Along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others, Kobe died in a helicopter crash on January 26th, 2020, in Calabasas, California.
Who is Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa Bryant?
Vanessa Liane Bryant was born in Huntington Beach, California. She was born to Sofia Laine, who is of Mexican descent. Vanessa is an American national and did her schooling at St. Boniface Parochial School in 1996 and was part of the varsity cheerleading squad. She then transfered to Marina High School, where she graduated with honors in 2000. Vanessa married Kobe shortly after at the age of 18. She has made appearances in many music videos for various artists such as Ludacris, Pharrell, and Snoop Dogg among others. The couple welcomed their first child, Natalia, in 2003. After suffering a miscarraige in 2005, she gave birth to Gianna in 2006. The couple hit a rough patch and Vanessa filed for divorce in 2011. However, in 2013, she announced via social media that the couple had called off their divorce. The couple welcomed their daughters Bianka and Capri in 2016 and 2019 respectively.
What Is Vanessa Bryant's age and height?
Born on May 5th, 1982, Vanessa Bryant is 38 years old. Standing at 5 ft 5 inches, she is shorter than her husband Kobe who stands tall at 6 ft 6 inches.
What is Vanessa Bryant's Net worth?
Vanessa Bryant recently listed the investment she had owned with late NBA legend Kobe Bryant in Irvine, California for sale at close to $2 million. According to reports, Vanessa is the sole heir to Kobe Bryant's billion-dollar empire. Vanessa's net worth is estimated to be around $600 million, as per calculations post-Kobe's death. Recent reports show that she has also inherited her late husband's shares from BodyArmor which are estimated at around $200 million. The fortune that she received also includes Bryant's properties and other investments.
How much did Kobe Bryant pay for his wife's ring?
Two weeks after the allegations of sexual assault, Kobe Bryant presented his wife Vanessa with a rare 8-carat purple diamond ring that was reported to be valued at approximately $4 million in 2003.
How much money did Vanessa Bryant get after his death?
She received the value of the shares that Kobe had invested for $5 million which amounted to $200 million. She also inherited all his properties and his other investments. The total worth stood at $600 million.
What does Vanessa Bryant do for a living?
Vanessa Bryant has always been a woman of many talents. From her teen years, she had a talent for acting but wanted to become a make-up artist. However, she ended up as a model - accidentally. She ended up being in several music videos as a model and her mother - who was quite protective of her - accompanied her to these shoots. Vanessa, who has appeared in videos for Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, and many others, was unaware that her accidental career would lead to her meeting the love of her life - her late husband Kobe.
How long was Kobe married to Vanessa?
Vanessa and Kobe Bryant were married for 19 years before the basketball star's sudden death. The couple met when Vanessa was a senior in high school during a music video shoot in 1999. They got married in 2001.
How many kids Vanessa Bryant have?
Vanessa and Kobe have four daughters, Natalia, Gianna, Bianka, and Capri.