Vanessa Bryant is a former model and popularly recognized as the wife of famous Lakers’ player Kobe Bryant. She now runs a successful business and also manages the charitable organizations started by her husband.
Here, diving into the article knowing more about her Family, Relationship, Career, Net Worth, Body Measurements, and much more.
Vanessa Bryant was born Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta. She was born on a Wednesday, her date of birth is May 5, 1982. This makes her 39 years old as of 2022.
Her place of birth is Huntington Beach, California, United States.
According to claims of some sources, Vanessa Bryant is of Mexican descent and also belongs to the Hispanic race. Rumors also have it that Bryant comes of Mexican and Irish descent.
Venessa has attended the St. Boniface Parochial School in 1996. Here she also actively was a member of the varsity cheerleading squad. However, she later transferred to Marina High. She graduated with an honors degree in 2000.
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Vanessa’s parents got separated when she was 3 years old. Her mother, Sofia Urbieta raised her two daughters. Vanessa was the younger one out of the two siblings.
Not much information is available on the biological father of Bryant. However, according to some reports his stepfather is guessed to be named Stephen Laine. Her older sister is Sophie Laine, the two often are spotted together. Vanessa is very close to her older sister.
Vanessa had also changed her name to Vanessa Laine.
Marriage with Kobe Bryant
Soon after her graduation, Vanessa had married Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant was a professional basketball player, he played for the National Basketball Association’s (NBA’s) infamous team Los Angeles Lakers.
They tied the knot on April 18 2001, when Vanessa was only 18 years old and fresh out of graduation. Their first daughter came soon after, in 2003, her name is Natalia Diamante.
After the birth of Natalia due to ectopic pregnancy, Vanessa faced a miscarriage when she was expecting in the spring of 2005. After trials, she gave birth to Gianna Maria-Onore on May 1, 2006, their second child.
The pair was not always stable, though they had a long relationship but accompanied its own ups and downs. The pair had filed for divorce citing their irreconcilable differences on December 16, 2011. The pair requested for a joint custody for their two daughters
However, their differences were not as irreconcilable as they stated. They got back together and called off their divorce. The news was announced via Bryant’s social media account on On January 11, 2013. Soon after, they gave birth to their third daughter, Bianka Bella in 2016. They also have a fourth offspring named Capri who was born on July 4, 2019.
On January 26, 2020, Kobe and Gianna died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California.
As mentioned earlier, Vanessa met her husband back in 1998 when she was shooting for a music video. She was still doing her graduation while they dated. Kobe and Vanessa dated for around two years before tying the knot.
Their love story has been a whirlwind. Kobe had admitted cheating on his lovely wife in a press conference held by the couple themselves. This was back in July 2003. Kobe had been also accused of sexual assault charges in the same year by a hotel employee in Colorado the very same year.
They also had a fallout, after which they filed a divorce. Soon they also rekindled their romance and called off the divorce.
The world and the Bryants were left shattered on the day January 26, 2020. Kobe Bryant and their second daughter, Gianna Maria Onore Bryant were traveling in a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter along with the baseball coach John Altobelli and his family.
According to the news the vehicle had suddenly crashed into the mountains near Calabasas, California. Kobe and her daughter lost their lives in the helicopter crash.
Vanessa started her professional career as a model while she was about to graduate. She had worked under many modeling agencies. As part of the job, she also appeared on various modeling events and shows.
She has made appearances in numerous music videos for artists such as Tyrese, Ludacris, Pharrell, and Snoop Dogg. It was during one such music video “The Eastsidaz” when she met her husband Kobe Bryant.
Apart from this, she has worked in the movie ‘Man On Fire’. She also worked as a prop supervisor in the movie ‘Colombiana.
‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ is a T.V phenomenon. Bryant has also made an appearance on the show in the year 2019 as herself, during one of the weddings.
Vanessa aside from all of this now is a successful businesswoman who runs a fashion website.
According to the sources, since Vanessa runs her own business which is successful her net worth is high. Additionally, her husband’s assets along with her obviously round up her worth way higher.
Her estimated worth ranges from $500 to $550 million (USD). This figure is approximate. ‘Mamba and Mambacita Sorts Fd’ and ‘Granity Studios’ are two charitable organizations made by her husband which now she manages.
Vanessa Bryant is a black woman with a charming personality that would hook anyone. She stands tall at 5 ft 6 inches. That is 167 in meters and in centimeters, it is 1.67.
Marjorie weighs approximately 60 kgs which is around 132. This information is subject to change. Her eye color is Brown and this stunner owns black long silky hair.
Vanessa’s body is very curvaceous. And her body measurements are 34-26-35. The Hispanic beauty has an impressive body figure her waistline being 26, her breast being 33C in size, and her hips being 35 inches.
Her shoe size is 7 according to the standard US shoe size. She has several tats i.e tattoos on her body. One of which reads the names of her husband and all four children. Another one is on her wrist, read “Mamacita” which is derived from her husband Kobe Bryant’s nickname “Black Mamba.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Vanessa Bryant?
She was a former model, popularly known as Kobe Bryant’s wife.
Is Vaness Bryant rich?
Her rough estimated net worth is close to 600 million dollars.
Is Vanessa Bryant all black?
She is of Mexican and Irish, English, German descent.
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