Vanessa Laine Bryant is the wife of NBA Kobe Bryant. Kobe was a former MVP in the NBA. Vanessa Marie Bryant is also a former American model and video vixen. Beginning her career as a teenager, Bryant has appeared in numerous music videos. They married in 2001. She’s changed her name from Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta Laine to Vanessa Marie Bryant, after she married Kobe Bryant.
Vanessa Laine was born on 5 May, 1982 in Pomona, California. Her birth name is Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta. Her mother is Sofia Urbieta. She has a has a sister, Sophie, who is ten years older. Her father and mother are of Mexican descent. Vanessa attended Marina High School. She met Kobe Bryant in November 1999. Their relationshi p continued while Vanessa was still a senior at Marina High School. In 2001 they married.
Vanessa Laine and Kobe Bryant has two daughters together. Natalia Diamante Bryant was born in 2003 and Gianna Maria-Onor’e was born in 2006. She filed for divorce in 2011 but reconciled in 2013.
Kobe & Gia’s Death
Vanessa Bryant was just 37 years old when she tragically lost her husband, Kobe Bryant, and their 13-year-old daughter, Gia, in a fatal helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020.
- Full Name: Vanessa Laine Bryant
- Known as: Kobe Bryant’s wife
- Born: May 5, 1982
- Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
- Nationality: American
- Height: 1.65 m
- Spouse: Kobe Bryant (m. 2001–2020)
- Children: Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, Natalia Diamante Bryant, Bianka Bella Bryant, Capri Kobe Bryant Trending
- Parents: Stephen Laine, Sofia Laine