|Birth Name||Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California|
|Famous Name||Vanessa Laine bryant|
|Net Worth||$600 Million|
|Married to||Kobe Bryant m. 2001–2020|
Vanessa Laine Bryant is a widow of the late Los Angeles Laker legend, Kobe Bryant. The two remain married for almost two decades until Kobe Bryant passed away in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Not only her husband, but Vanessa also lost her 13-year-old daughter Gianna in the accident.
Los Angeles native, Vanessa, was born on May 4, 1982, under the star sign Taurus. She holds an American nationality and is of mixed ethnic background. Here we brought you interesting facts about Vanessa and her love story with Kobe Bryant.
The year was 2000 when Vanessa and Kobe saw each other for the first time. And yes, it was love at first sight. At that time, Kobe was 20 years old basketball player and Vanessa, 17 years old stunning model working as a background dancer in Tha Eastsidaz video by G'd Up and the basketball player happened to be in the same building.
The duo did not take too long to tye the knot. The following year, they exchanged the vows in Saint Edwards Chapel, Dana Point, California. Their beautiful moments has been well documented on both of their socials.
On January 19, 2003, Kobe and Vanessa welcomed their first daughter, Natalia Bryant, in Los Angeles. Similarly, the second one arrived on May 1, 2006, named Gianna.
After a decade, Bianka was born in 2016. On June 20, 2019, the family expanded to six following the birth of their youngest child, Capri Kobe.
On January 26, 2020, Vanessa's husband, Kobe Bryant, and their daughter, Gianna, lost their lives in a helicopter crash. On February 7, the bodies of the deceased were buried in a private funeral in Pacific View Memorial Park.
Their graves were unmarked to protect their privacy. Speakers at the service included Vanessa, O'Neal, Jordan, Geno Auriemma, and Diana Taurasi.
Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa, is reportedly worth hundreds of millions. Her late husband, legendry basketball star Bryant had a tremendous net worth of $600 million before is death.
As per the International Business Times and Eurweb.com, Vanessa and Kobee did not have a prenuptial agreement. Therefore, Vanessa Bryant would presumably be the beneficiary of her husband's massive fortune, depending on if Kobe Bryant had a will that would direct where and how his empire would be disseminated.
In December 2011, Vanessa filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences but reconciled later two years.
A matter of fact, 5× NBA champion, Kobe, summoned over $300 million from his playing stint with the Los Angeles Lakers. In 1996, during his NBA debut, his salary was over $1 million. Toward the end of his playing career, the "Black Mamba" had an annual salary of $25 million in the base, with his highest annual salary occurring in the 2013-2014 season when he was paid $30.5 million.
Kobe Bryant's other $300 million was from his various endorsements and business deals he associated with the crème de la crème of American brands such as Nike, McDonald's and Coca-Cola.
Vanessa's birth name is Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta. She was only three years old when her parents divorced and her mother, Sophia Urbieta, raised her as single parents, working two jobs at once.
In 1990, her mother married Stephen Laine, whose surname Vanessa took in 2000 despite not being officially adopted by Laine. She has an elder sister named Sophie.
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