Vanessa Lanie Bryant is American Businessman, philanthropist and model. She is best known as the wife of the professional basketball player Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in 2020, and his elder daughter. Vanessa started her career as a background dancer, and later in her marriage, she worked in the foundation with her husband to provide scholarships for school and college students. She worked as the president and chief executive officer of Granity Studios with her husband.
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The early life of Vanessa Laine Bryant
Vanessa Laine Bryant was born in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. Her stepfather’s name is Stephen Laine, and he worked as an electronics company manager. Her mother, Sofia Urbieta, worked as a shipping clerk at an electronics company. Vanessa has one older sister named Sophie. Her parents divorced when she was a baby, and her biological father moved to Baja, California.
Then she was raised by her mother along with her sister. Later her mother remarried Stephen, and they both worked together. After her mother’s remarriage, Vanessa’s middle was changed to Lanie from Marie as her stepfather adopted her. She spent her early life in Los Angeles, and after her mother’s remarriage, she moved to Garden Grove, California, with her family, and she resided with her step-grandfather.
Vanessa Laine Bryant’s education
Vanessa joined Marina High School, located in Huntington Beach, and while studying, she was in a relationship with Kobe Bryan. After her relationship with Kobe, Vanessa studied as an independent student from her house. After graduating from high school, she did not continue her higher education.
Personal details of Vanessa Laine Bryant
|Real Name||Vanessa Laine Bryant|
|Celebrity Name||Vanessa Bryant|
|Profession||Businesswoman, philanthropist and model|
|Age||40 years old|
|Date of Birth||May 5, 1982|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California, the United States|
Body Measurements of Vanessa Laine Bryant
|Height in Centimetres||165 Cm|
|Height in Inches||5 Feet 5 Inch|
|Weight in kilograms||55 Kg|
|Weight in Pounds||121 lbs|
|Body Measurements||34-26-35 Inch|
|Breast Size||34 Inch|
|Waist Size||26 Inch|
|Hip Size||35 Inch|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Husband Name||Kobe Bryant|
Vanessa Laine Bryant’s personal life
Vanessa Lanie was born in Los Angeles, California, the United States, on May 5, 1982, to Sofia Urbieta; her biological father’s name is unknown. Her full name is Vanessa Marie Bryant, and she is 40 years old as of 2022. There is did not disclose more information about her personal life to the media, and she was raised to fame after being married to Kobe.
Vanessa Laine Bryant’s net worth
Vanessa Lanie is a businesswoman, model, and philanthropist. She is estimated to have a net worth of $ 600 million as of 2022. Her annual income is unknown because she did not disclose her salary to the media. The above amount is based on the estimate, which may be higher or lower than the actual net worth she has earned.
Vanessa Laine Bryant’s relationship
Vanessa was in a relationship with Kobe Bryant, and they both first met while she was a background dancer for the music video The Eastsidaz in 1999, where Kobe worked for that song. From the first meeting, they both started dating and got engaged after six months of dating. After Vanessa’s high school education, they both decided to get married on April 18, 2001; their marriage was held at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in a private ceremony; only twelve people attended the wedding. Kobe’s parents and his sisters did not attend the marriage, and for the marriage, they both suffered a lot. Kobe was only 23 years old, and Vanessa was only 19 at the time of marriage.
Vanessa Laine Bryant’s children
In 2003, they both welcomed their first child daughter was born and named Natalia, and after that childbirth, only Kobe visited them. In 2005 Vanessa suffered with miscarriage because of ectopic pregnancy. Then in 2006, they welcomed their second daughter, Gianna Maria. On December 16, 2011, Vanessa and Kone filed for divorce, and because of some misunderstanding between them and also, they both applied for joint custody of their children.
On January 11, 2013, Kone announced that they both called off their divorce. In December 2016, they welcomed their third daughter named, Bianka Bella. In January 2019, Kobe and Vanessa announced that there are excepting their fourth child. In June 2019, they welcomed their fourth and last child daughter, was born, and her name is Capri Kobe. Then they both lived happily with their children.
Vanessa Laine ‘s husband, Kobe Bryant
Vanessa’s husband Kobe is a famous American professional NBA basketball player who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States of America, on August 23, 1978. His father, Joe Bryant, is a former professional NBA basketball player who played in many matches. His mother’s name is Pamela Cox Bryant, and she is a housewife. Kobe has two older sisters named Sharia Bryant and Shaya Bryant, and he is the only son in his family.
Since childhood, Kobe has had an interest in playing basketball because of his father, and he has been used to Kobe. He started playing basketball when he was three years old, and his father retired from the NBA when Kobe was six. Kobe played basketball while studying in high school and was named the youngest basketball player in the United States.
Kobe Bryant’s successful career
Kobe started his career in basketball in 1996, and he joined National Basketball Association and played for Los Angeles Lakers. Then in 1997, he was named the youngest player in the NBA and created a record. In 2007, Kobe created a record for the youngest player to reach 20,000 points, and in the same year, he participated in the U.S. men’s national basketball team and won the Olympic gold medal. In the 2008-09 season, Kobe performed well and was named the Western Conference Player of the Month. Kobe won the gold medal in the 2021 summer Olympics and was named the top NBA player by TNT and Sporting news. In 2015, Kobe announced his retirement from professional basketball playing.
Kobe Bryant death
Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020, near Calabasas, California, along with his 13 years old elder daughter.