Vanessa Laine Bryant Biography
Vanessa Laine Bryant (born Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta) is a former American model and video vixen. She is the wife of the late professional basketball player Kobe Bryant who died on January 26, 2020 in a plane crash together with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria-Onore.
Vanessa Laine Bryant Age
Vanessa is 37 years old; she was born on May 5, 1982 in Los Angeles, California.
Vanessa Laine Bryant Ethnicity
Vanessa is half Irish and Mexican.
Vanessa Laine Bryant Family
Vanessa is the daughter of Sofia Laine. Her mother was married to Stephen Laine and although he never adopted Vanessa she took his last name. Her mom filed for divorce in July 2002.
Vanessa Laine Bryant Husband – Kobe Bryant Wife
Vanessa married her husband Kobe Bryant in April 2001. The couple met in November 1999, at the time of the meeting Bryant was at the studio recording his debut hip-hop album, Visions, when he met Vanessa. Vanessa was at work as a background dancer in the music video for “G’d Up” by Tha Eastsidaz. She and Bryant began dating soon after meeting, and they were engaged just six months after that. Vanessa finished high school through independent study so that she could avoid the media scrutiny of her relationship.
E! True Hollywood Story reported that Kobe’s family didn’t attend the wedding as they had a problem with Kobe marrying so young and especially to a woman who wasn’t black.
In 2001 Vanessa filed for divorce from Kobe citing “irreconcilable differences” they however announced that they had called off their divorce in 2013.
Kobe Bryant Wiki
Kobe was an American professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He retired in 2015 having entered 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, a 12-time member of the All-Defensive team and was the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2008. He was the first guard in NBA history to play at least 20 seasons.
Kobe Bryant Death
Kobe died on January 26, 2020 after the helicopter he was flying in crashed in Calabasas, California. According to Los Angeles Times, the helicopter crashed and burst in flames Sunday morning amid foggy conditions in the hills above Calabasas.
Sources: Kobe Bryant was on his way to a travel basketball game with his daughter Gianna when the helicopter crashed. Those aboard the helicopter also included another player and parent.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 26, 2020
According to a watch commander for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department the crash occurred shortly before 10 a.m. near Las Virgenes Road, south of Agoura Road. Four others including his daughter were on board.
Sikorsky, the helicopter’s manufacturer said in a tweet; “We extend our sincerest condolences to all those affected by today’s Sikorsky S-76B accident in Calabasas, California. We have been in contact with the NTSB and stand ready to provide assistance and support to the investigative authorities and our customer.”
Vanessa Laine Bryant Children – Vanessa Laine Bryant Daughters
Vanessa and her late husband Kobe had four daughters together Natalia Diamante born in January 2003, Gianna Maria-Onore, who was in the helicopter with Kobe and died, born in May 2006, Bianka Bellaborn in Dec. 2016 and Capri Kobe born in June 2019.
Vanessa Laine Bryant Net worth
Vanessa has an estimated net worth of $75 million.
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