Who is Vanessa Laine Bryant? Kobe Bryant’s Wife, Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband (Dead), Daughters and Net Worth
Vanessa Laine Bryant Bio, Wiki
Vanessa Laine Bryant is a former American model and video vixen who is best known for being the wife of the late NBA star, Kobe Bryant, who died on January 26, 2020, in a helicopter crash.
Her husband, Kobe Bryant, was an American professional basketball player who played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Bryant entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships. He was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive team and was the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2008.
Bryant was widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
Vanessa Laine Bryant Education
Laine Bryant graduated from St. Boniface Parochial School in 1996. While at St. Boniface Parochial School, Vanessa used to be a cheerleader. Laine Bryant then attended Marina High School and graduated with honors in 2000.
Vanessa Laine Bryant Age
Laine Bryant was born as Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta on May 5, 1982, in Los Angeles, California, United States (she is 37 years old as of 2019.)
Vanessa Laine Bryant Height
Laine Bryant stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) tall.
Vanessa Laine Bryant Family
Laine Bryant is the daughter of Sofia Laine and Stephen Laine. Her father is Mexican and her mother Irish. Her parents divorced when she was a baby and was raised by her mom and stepdad. Vanessa is the stepdaughter of Stephen Laine and sister to Sophie Laine.
Vanessa Laine Bryant Husband
Laine Bryant was married to Kobe Bryant from April 18, 2001, till the time of his death on January 26, 2020. The two met in November 1999, when she was 17, while she was working as a background dancer in the video G’d Up from the rap group Tha Eastsidaz.
They tied the knot on April 18, 2001, 23, at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Dana Point, California. There were only about 12 guests at their wedding. Neither Kobe’s parents, nor his two sisters, nor his longtime adviser and agent Arn Tellem, nor Kobe’s teammates attended the wedding.
On December 16, 2011, Laine Bryant belief filed for divorce from her husband of 10 years Kobe Bryant citing irreconcilable differences and requested joint custody of her daughters. On January 11, 2013, the couple announced via social media that they had called off their divorce.
Vanessa Laine Bryant Children
Laine Bryant and her husband were blessed with four daughters; Natalia Diamante Bryant born on January 19, 2003, late Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant born on May 1, 2006, Bianka Bella Bryant born on December 5, 2016, and Capri Kobe Bryantborn on June 20, 2019.
Her daughter, Gianna AKA Gigi, has her father’s basketball chops. She has shown her father’s athletic talent from a young age. With her father constantly present and cheering her on from the sidelines, she attracted online attention for her Mamba-like moves, though she’s only 13 years old.
In 2005, Vanessa suffered a miscarriage due to a reported ectopic pregnancy. Her daughter, Gianna, died on January 26, 2020, together with her father.
Vanessa Laine Bryant Net Worth
Laine Bryant has an estimated net worth of $75 million which she has earned through her successful career as a model, vixen, and businesswoman.
Vanessa Laine Bryant Husband’s Death | Kobe Bryant Dead
Laine Bryant’s husband, Kobe Bryant, died on January 26, 2020, at the age of 41. Kobe and four others were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released a statement on Kobe Bryant’s death:
“Kobe Bryant was a giant who inspired, amazed, and thrilled people everywhere with his incomparable skill on the court — and awed us with his intellect and humility as a father, husband, creative genius, and ambassador for the game he loved. He will live forever in the heart of Los Angeles and will be remembered through the ages as one of our greatest heroes. This is a moment that leaves us struggling to find words that express the magnitude of shock and sorrow we are all feeling right now, and I am keeping Kobe’s entire family in my prayers at this time of unimaginable grief,” Garcetti said.
President Trump called the death of Kobe Bryant “terrible news” today in a tweet.
Reports are that basketball great Kobe Bryant and three others have been killed in a helicopter crash in California. That is terrible news!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2020
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted his condolences Sunday following the death of Kobe Bryant:
“I was sad to hear of the tragedy in the United States, a sad day for all lovers of sport in the world. Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest in the history of basketball, died today in a helicopter crash in Calabasas in California. He is survived by his wife, four children, and millions of basketball fans around the world. He will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace,” Netanyahu said.
הצטערתי לשמוע על הטרגדיה בארה״ב, יום עצוב לכל אוהבי הספורט בעולם.
קובי בריאנט, מגדולי הכדורסלנים בהיסטוריה, נהרג היום בהתרסקות מסוק בקלבסאס שבקליפורניה. הותיר אחריו אישה, ארבעה ילדים, ומיליוני חובבי כדורסל בעולם. לא יישכח. מי יתן שינוח על משכבו בשלום pic.twitter.com/Y5FGI5D6rZ
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) January 26, 2020
Athletes and celebrities from around the sports world mourned the loss of the Lakers legend on social media:
This is the worst news. Kobe is an all-time great who had his entire life ahead of him. My heart goes out to his family, his fans and the millions of people whose lives he touched. Today Kobe is the greatest of all time. ?? https://t.co/saR4dJ7412
— Andrew Yang? (@AndrewYang) January 26, 2020
Can’t be true.
Just can’t be.
Truly truly horrific.
Rest In Peace Kobe.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 26, 2020