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The Untold Truth Of Kobe Bryant’s Wife

January 28, 2020

Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, has been
with the famous athlete since 2002. And while Kobe’s face is plastered on countless
television screens and magazine covers, Vanessa rarely gives interviews. So, what is there to know about her? Here’s the untold truth of Kobe Bryant’s wife. As a senior at Marina High School, news that
Vanessa Bryant was dating one of the L.A. Lakers’ star players sent shockwaves through
the campus. According to the Los Angeles Times, a television
helicopter was seen flying over the school in an attempt to capture images of the then-high
school student and her A-list beau. Her grandfather, Robert Laine, told the newspaper
that Vanessa skipped out on her prom and had to finish her education through homeschooling,
quote, “because of the notoriety.” In a quest to gather up more information on
the brunette teen who had captured Kobe’s heart, the Times even interviewed some of
her classmates, who said the buzz around campus was that Kobe was sending flowers and other
gifts to one of their classmates. “I see the lovely young ladies that I haven’t
even met yet. What’s your name?” “Vanessa.” “Vanessa, how you doin’.” Some chatter from harmless teens was nothing. Once Vanessa and Kobe decided to get married,
that’s when their lives really got flipped upside down. Vanessa was only 18 years old at the time
of their wedding, while Kobe was 22. They were young, and, as such, many people
probably thought they were doomed from the start, but Vanessa and Kobe proved to the
world that they were serious about the life-long commitment they were choosing to embark on. As the wife of a basketball legend, Vanessa
Bryant was reportedly treated like royalty around the Lakers’ arena, the Staples Center. During a revealing interview with The Cut
in 2012, when Kobe Bryant was still on the Lakers’ roster, Vanessa noted that she enjoyed
elite access around the venue that other players’ wives weren’t blessed with. In particular, the tunnel where the team would
enter and exit the basketball court is typically off-limits for most significant others. But not Vanessa. Vanessa said she was granted access because
she didn’t like giving Kobe a smooch after his games “in front of all the cameras,” so
she was allowed to hide out in the tunnel to “get away from [the cameras].” Kobe and Vanessa Bryant brought four beautiful
daughters into this world, with their last kiddo, Capri, arriving in June 2019. Some fans might have assumed the couple was
done with having children, but Kobe left the door open for having another in a March 2019
interview with Extra. He told the outlet, quote, “I think she wants
a boy more than I do.” “She’s like, ‘Listen — you gotta see if
you can hit a clutch shot. Right, like, you gave me all girls, let’s
see if you can bring a boy.'” Kobe was clearly in awe of Vanessa as a mom. He wrote to his wife on Mother’s Day 2019, “We love you and thank you for all that you
do for our family. You are the foundation of all that we hold
dear.” Just 18 days before Kobe Bryant’s tragic death
in a helicopter crash, he stopped by the All The Smoke podcast to chat about his career
and personal life. When asked about how he kept his marriage
strong throughout the couple’s ups and downs, Kobe boiled it down to two important components: “Just commitment and competitiveness of ‘We
are going to succeed.'” The dad-of-four did hint that there were occasional
rough patches in his relationship with Vanessa, but nothing out of the ordinary. “That’s also the beauty of it: having the
persistence and determination to work through things — very, very tough things — and
we’ve been able to do that.” As an example, Kobe spoke about much older
couples that he’s met who still occasionally have disagreements in their 80s – but they
stay together anyway. “One time a guy goes, ‘Yeah it’s great, but
she just kicked me out of the bed last night, I was sleeping on the couch last two nights.’ And I’m like, ‘It doesn’t change.'” The bottom line? Vanessa and Kobe were committed to their marriage. As the tragic news emerged about Kobe and
Gianna “Gigi” Bryant’s deaths on January 26th, 2020, supporters took to social media to express
their love for Vanessa Bryant. Writer and critic Rebecca Shuri tweeted, “I can’t stop thinking about Vanessa Bryant,
who was with Kobe longer than she was without him in her life, who has an infant child and
two other young daughters, and who will have to bear this memory anew when each remaining
daughter tries to reconcile this tragedy.” Singer Ciara said, “Praying for Vanessa and the Bryant family
at this sad and difficult time.” It’s unfathomable what Vanessa is going through
at the moment, but it’s obvious she’ll have a huge team of supporters to see her through
these difficult times.


  • Reply Nicki Swift January 28, 2020 at 4:29 am

    RIP Kobe and Gianna

  • Reply J D January 28, 2020 at 4:49 am

    we lost big

  • Reply MR.UNIVERSISTYLE GROWNMANMUSIC January 28, 2020 at 4:50 am

    This I ain’t the time for this bullshit ya should be ashamed of yourself

  • Reply Patrick Hogan January 28, 2020 at 4:51 am

    Saw her at Cavs vs LA. She came down the stairs and stared at him.

  • Reply Hanna Hanukaiva January 28, 2020 at 5:01 am

    just to think about what vanessa is going through is killing me

  • Reply Hanna Hanukaiva January 28, 2020 at 5:02 am

    cant imagine how the kids feel rite now loosing a sister and a father and for vanessa oh god!! we all love and support the bryant family.

  • Reply Hanna Hanukaiva January 28, 2020 at 5:03 am


  • Reply Recein Salen pante January 28, 2020 at 5:06 am

    We will miss u kobe.. Rest in peace.. U and ur daughter are in all peace now….. We love u gg… Ur an angel now little girl.. πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’” We loves u kobe from all d pilipinos out there…

  • Reply Carlos Guerrero January 28, 2020 at 5:07 am

    A bit to soon. Please give them some time to mourn in peace. I’m sure she doesn’t want the spotlight on her right now!

  • Reply Alexandra Parker January 28, 2020 at 5:28 am

    So many comments about how he was so committed as a husband. They may not have split up but he did cheat on her while she was pregnant. It was probably easier for her to stay married than divorce given her lack of personal money and them having kids. If anything she was the truly committed one. Committed to staying married so she wouldn’t have to disassemble her home and and lifestyle. She sacrificed her pride to keep her kids in a (very extravagant) 2 parent household. At least it seems like he was a committed father. This will be hardest on the surviving children.

  • Reply SALI JR January 28, 2020 at 5:54 am

    People really gotta be checking on her every sec or min..her life time partner is gone n u dnt knw what's she up to next..she might get the thought of taking her life away I pray she dnt think abt thatπŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½
    It's very sad man

  • Reply Χ“Χ•Χ“ Χ’Χ•ΧœΧ•ΧžΧ‘Χ§ January 28, 2020 at 5:56 am

    This legendary Kobe burns a heartπŸ˜”

  • Reply Bossdon83Drizzydre2733 Primetime7128 January 28, 2020 at 6:02 am

    Praying for the family like she is a strong woman

  • Reply Dakari Randall January 28, 2020 at 6:11 am

    Bruh….did they seriously meet on camera that's crazy af whoever recorded is a 🐐

  • Reply 🌟HAWG! January 28, 2020 at 6:13 am

    Vanessa, teach these girls your way. Good loyal woman. I respect you such much as a woman. You are the last of the real.

  • Reply Champion Koi January 28, 2020 at 6:25 am

    May God watch over their family

  • Reply Smithson Smith January 28, 2020 at 6:27 am

    Oh Lord Jesus help this people

  • Reply Oumii Yumii January 28, 2020 at 6:28 am

    Rip Kobe and Gianna stay strong Vanessa πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’•βœ¨

  • Reply Renata Cantore- Gross January 28, 2020 at 6:31 am

    What a beautiful Love story. Rest in Power Kobe & Gianna. My condolences to The Bryant Family.

  • Reply Edwin Beasley January 28, 2020 at 6:37 am

    See, Beloved,Art,Also.

  • Reply Lil Mama January 28, 2020 at 6:42 am


  • Reply Elijah Williams January 28, 2020 at 6:44 am

    Rip kobe and Gigi I live near lower Merion Township

  • Reply eaglegreen January 28, 2020 at 6:49 am

    Beach he died yesterday why you say 18 days

  • Reply Patrica Dyson January 28, 2020 at 6:57 am

    She is a beautiful woman and so are all of her girls.

  • Reply L. B. January 28, 2020 at 7:04 am

    RIP Kobe! My condolences to Vanessa and the girls.

  • Reply Diane McCloud January 28, 2020 at 7:14 am

    This is going to be extremely hard for Vanessa, the girls, his parents and his siblings….I don't know if he was speaking to his parents, as the rumor says, but, what's done is done….sometimes if one gets cancer, dies in their sleep or just drops dead in the middle of town, it is hard, but you can deal better, the way this scenario played out is a mind worker and possibly not having bodies to bury, will possibly keep the pain for all of the survivors for a while…All will need to be prayed up and held up….

  • Reply Aren kichu January 28, 2020 at 7:16 am

    May God be with Vanessa and her family at this time!

  • Reply Carol Driehorst January 28, 2020 at 7:17 am

    My prayers to all the Families.

  • Reply Dece Miraj January 28, 2020 at 7:40 am

    @ 0:44 Love at first sight

  • Reply Latonya Scales January 28, 2020 at 7:53 am


  • Reply Patricia Barkley January 28, 2020 at 7:55 am

    I am so sorry for the pain and devastation this lady and her children are going through now. Kobe is obviously a good husband and father. They were fortunate to have found each other. It wasn't long enough. I also feel for the other family, who lost their parents and a sibling. God bless all of you.

  • Reply Jose Lira January 28, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Dam he was 21 with a 17 year old? I’m called a weirdo for dating a 16 year old at 18

  • Reply Ms. Agnes Avaricio January 28, 2020 at 8:21 am


  • Reply Anna January 28, 2020 at 8:22 am

    This is so disrespectful. How could you use this tragedy as a way to post a gossip about a woman who is grieving her late husband?

  • Reply tallie parker January 28, 2020 at 8:23 am

    God will get you pass this…Look up! πŸ™

  • Reply B B January 28, 2020 at 8:23 am

    just imagine how broken she is
    she lost her husband and her daughter

  • Reply Peggy Micsky January 28, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Stay tuned for the "back story" because there is a back story! Keep an eye on LeBron!

  • Reply Nazmin Khan January 28, 2020 at 8:31 am

    So sweet! ❀️🌹

  • Reply Shenyae T January 28, 2020 at 8:53 am

    She’s beautiful

  • Reply Shenyae T January 28, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Let’s all pray for this beautiful women πŸ™πŸΎ

  • Reply SneakerD84 January 28, 2020 at 9:03 am

    You guys are wack for the cash grab on his death

  • Reply Dr. killpatient January 28, 2020 at 9:14 am

    She's like a multi-millionaire. I think she'll pull through just fine.

  • Reply Ronnie Omari January 28, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Heartbreaking to not only loose ur husband but also ur daughter:( i cant even imagin what shes feeling right now…RIP KOBE AND LITTLE GIGI

  • Reply Nebzz January 28, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Nice, now do a video on his mistresses. I wanna hear Michelle's story most.

  • Reply Josie Velarde January 28, 2020 at 9:22 am

    RIP Kobe ,giana

  • Reply LifeAsDaletiΓ‘ January 28, 2020 at 9:42 am

    They were such a beautiful couple! <3

  • Reply Jessica Harlen January 28, 2020 at 9:43 am

    I thought she filed for divorce in 2011 but they later reconciled

  • Reply laCumbre January 28, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Kobe knew how to pick em. Vanessa is a good mother and wife and should be a role model to women everywhere.

  • Reply J- 10K January 28, 2020 at 10:07 am

    This might be a lil too fast but I hope that Vanessa as a bun in the oven πŸ₯°

  • Reply Mario GONZALEZ January 28, 2020 at 10:15 am

    God bless these beautiful family and gives them courage and strength to deal with this very sad situation

  • Reply Robert Gvildys January 28, 2020 at 10:15 am


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  • Reply Lucrezia Jackson January 28, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Damn it so sad.

  • Reply EN1GMA January 28, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Lost a GOAT KING πŸ‘‘

  • Reply David Mercado January 28, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Hi it's so sad

  • Reply David Mercado January 28, 2020 at 10:24 am


  • Reply Hector Rodriguez January 28, 2020 at 10:25 am

    What's Vanessa going to do with the Kids now?

  • Reply Alisson Funez January 28, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Crying while typing this 😒

  • Reply Ramon Alvarez January 28, 2020 at 10:30 am


  • Reply anthony w January 28, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Vanessa Laine Bryant…No one has any info on her….Just a couple of incidents with reporters…and (Diva)" ish" accusations……
    Has "Ice Queen" License plates on her Mercedes Benz.

    The most private stay at home Mom ever……(she does have instagram Private)
    Also, absolutely no family ties with anyone outside of Kobe's circle…
    Kobe kept his inner circle small.

  • Reply Kenneth Petovic January 28, 2020 at 10:59 am


  • Reply buffonia January 28, 2020 at 11:04 am

    My dads longtime friends daughter went to the same Newport high school with Vanessa, according to her Vanessa was a party girl but a bitch (most people are though in high school). She met Kobe at a music video set & when they got engaged she showed her classmates the ring

  • Reply camp Rich January 28, 2020 at 11:04 am

    That is so sad
    How people are moaning for Kobe and his daughter's death Who crashed in that helicopter. And no one says anything about the other 7 people who got killed in the exact same way. That is explained how much the world views you when you're rich with money, famous and popular. It seems to me the other 7 people who got killed were not even human to the fact that they were not meant nothing to the world because of lack of contributions.

  • Reply Ben Zhao January 28, 2020 at 11:05 am

    His wife filed divorce for his cheating

  • Reply elle415 January 28, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Praying hard for this woman. She not only lost her husband, but her CHILD as well.

  • Reply Ben Zhao January 28, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Always the right time to mention he is rapist.

  • Reply Kim Boston January 28, 2020 at 11:17 am


  • Reply Michelle Lee January 28, 2020 at 11:41 am

    I feel bad for the people left to grieve but this was no accident and Kobe is to blame😈

  • Reply Gabriel Guerro January 28, 2020 at 11:48 am

    Vanessa may god bless you and your girls grant you strength , and peace

  • Reply Mark Brown January 28, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    They made such a beautiful couple. Fly high Kobe & Gianna. πŸ˜₯

  • Reply Nightcor EDM January 28, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    I hope she doesn't get into a helicopter proposed by the us

  • Reply allpro nba January 28, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    the real untold story is she married him for his money and she now gets all! lol. she smart.

  • Reply Hope January 28, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    What about the other 9 that died? Are they not important?

  • Reply AK USA January 28, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Sorry Vanessa, and your two girls. I lost my Dad too. My condolences.

  • Reply Jag Man Jag January 28, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    But she still hasn’t came out and said anything

  • Reply Z M January 28, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    She must be a strong woman…God doesn’t give one more than they can bear. Take your time Vanessa. Take your time…

  • Reply Ryanski Akira Saotome January 28, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    I believe in the alternate universe. Kobe and Gigi are alive and well…
    RIP Kobe and Gigi.

  • Reply Strawhat 845 January 28, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    How many Kobe videos you guys going to make. Looks like you guys just trying to profit over his death with these videos you guys should be shameful I will be unsubscribing

  • Reply Lynn January 28, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    So sad praying for the Family. I could not imagine.

  • Reply BBbb Family January 28, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    I need to know she’s ok

  • Reply Howzer The man January 28, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    RIP all on the helicopter. My heart go's out to Kobe's family and friends especially his wife she not only lost her husband but her daughter and i cant imagine anything worse than losing a child.

  • Reply platinumblondie January 28, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    I feel so terrible what Vanessa is going through. She has lost 2 loves of her life.

  • Reply CDG1228 January 28, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    2002 is not correct….they met in 1999 and were married in 2001.

  • Reply Jennifer Vistal January 28, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    I am surprised at how beautiful the wife and the daughters are.

  • Reply Juancho _Gaming January 28, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Rip kobe you will be always be my idol than Stephen cury

  • Reply J Mac January 28, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    and every little girl will heartbreak again on prom day with one sister missing in pictures and daddy too to put fear into boys that will be coming around for his gorgeous daughters so come on Lakers and friends be ready as each girls personal bodyguards for Kobe but worst is to come on their beautiful wedding days. one bridesmaid missing, dad not on their arm down the aisle. then again when grandbabies come one auntie missing one Pawpaw missing. My heart breaks and I hope the important men are ready to fill special spots how he would've wanted them too. uggghhh it's too much, it's too sad

  • Reply Mulazim Hussain January 28, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    Its really tragic..
    Great person legend
    All prayers for his wife and kids

  • Reply MAC P January 28, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    LMAO "See if you can hit a clutch shot"!

  • Reply Saanvi Gounder January 28, 2020 at 3:02 pm


  • Reply Some random Faggot January 28, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Making money off Kobe’s death nice

  • Reply Brandon Crum January 28, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    She was with him before 2002. They got married April 28th, 2001. Who ever narrated this video needs to do their research before they post it.

  • Reply Patti Hainline January 28, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    We all need to express our great sympathy for his family at this time of loss and pray for them to be able to heal from this loss. And everyone who is close to them needs to continue to suport and help them not just walk away once the funeral is over.

  • Reply Vanna Davoli January 28, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Sentite condoglianze alle famiglie una preghiera !πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’œπŸ’œβ€πŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉ

  • Reply Selso Fortes January 28, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    my God i also have two daughters and cant imagine losing them. my prayers for the bryants Family, tuff times, got tears on my eyes

  • Reply Samsunggalaxyj5 Samsunggalaxyj5 January 28, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    rip Robe Ginna

  • Reply Alfredo Alcantar January 28, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Life is to short

  • Reply TheFineBlackGrl January 28, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    They have been to since 1999 an got married in 2001

    He was also 21 and she was 18 when they got married

  • Reply Devron Ave January 28, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Kobe the character is dead, the person is not. Classic Freemason strategy, just an actor on the masses.

  • Reply MuΓ±eca De cristal January 28, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    She’s Mexican

  • Reply Robert Reed January 28, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    So much for having a boy to continue his legacy

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