Who is Vanessa Laine Bryant?
Vanessa Laine Bryant is a famous American model. She is the widow of former NBA star Kobe Bryant and the mother of his children. They were married until his death in January 2020.
Full Name: Vanessa Laine Bryant
Date of Birth: May 5, 1982
Place of Birth: California, USA
Father’s name: N/A
Mother’s name: Sofia Laine
Net Worth: $600M
Relationship status: Widow
Height: 5 ft. 5 inches
Weight: 60 kg
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Dark brown
Early/Personal life, Family:
She was born on May 5, 1982, in California, USA to mother Sofia Laine while the name of her biological father is not shared. Her birth name is Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta. Her parents had divorced when she was just 3 years old. She grew up along with her older sister named Sophie.
Vanessa Laine Bryant took her step-father Stephen Laine’s last name Laine even though he never legally adopted her.
Her ethnicity is Mexican, Irish, English, German and holds American citizenship.
Career and Education:
Talking about her education, she attended Marina High School and finished high school through independent study, to avoid media publicity amid her marriage to Kobe Bryant just at age 17. She graduated in 2000.
During the initial phase of her career, she was a varsity cheerleader at St. Boniface Parochial School. Further, she worked as a model as well as a dancer.
Furthermore, she made an appearance on a music video for Tha Eastsidaz’s song G’d Up. Snoop Dogg, Tray Deee, and Goldie Loc are the former members of Tha Eastsidaz.
Relationships and Affairs:
Vanessa was happily married. She met NBA star Kobe Bryant when she was working as a background dancer on the Tha Eastsidaz music video “G’d Up”. The couple got engaged in May 2000 and married on April 18, 2001, at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church without any prenuptial agreement.
After marriage, she legally changed her name to Vanessa Cornejo Ubrieta Marie Laine Bryant. Kobe Bryant was just 21 years old while Vanessa Laine Bryant was 17 years old when they married.
The couple was blessed with four children- daughters Natalia Diamante (born January 19, 2003), Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant (May 1, 2006), Bianka Bella Bryant (December 5, 2016), Capri Kobe Bryant (born June 20, 2019).
In December 2011 Laine had filed for divorce. However 2 years later, in January 2013, the couple had announced via social media that they had called off their engagement.
Unfortunately, on January 26, 2020, Kobe Bryant and his teenage daughter Gianna died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California Calabasas, California. Seven others also were reported to be dead in the crash. The helicopter was on the route to a basketball game and Kobe had been coaching his daughter Gianna’s team.
Net worth and Salary:
She has an estimated net worth of around $600 million but her salary and income are not available.
Wiki and Facts:
She has a height of 5 ft. 5 inches and weighs 60 kg. Vanessa has dark brown eyes and black hair. Her body measurement is 36-27-37 inches and 36C.
She is active with over 1.4 million followers but seems to be absent from Twitter, and Facebook.