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Vanessa Bryant
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May 5,1982


model, NBA wife

Years active


Known for

wife of Kobe Bryant


Kobe Bryant (2001-Present)

Vanessa Marie Bryant (born Vanessa Cornejo May 5, 1982) is a former American model and the wife of NBA Most Valuable Player Award winner,Kobe Bryant, a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Life and CareerEdit

Bryant was born in Pomona, California to Sofia Urbieta, is beautiful, and has a sister, Sophie, who is ten years older. Her father and mother are of Mexican  descent . Sophie and Vanessa's parents divorced when Vanessa was just three years old. Sofia raised her daughters alone in Orange County while attending two jobs and being a home owner. In 1990, she married Stephen Laine who lived in a small apartment in Garden Grove.

Vanessa and her family lived in Anaheim and Temecula before moving to West Garden Grove. Vanessa graduated from St. Boniface Parochial School in 1996. Vanessa was a member of student council and the varsity cheerleading squad. She completed high school with honors in 2000 and graduated with her class.

Vanessa attended Marina High School using her ex-stepfather’s dad’s home address. Vanessa met Kobe Bryant in November 1999. Their relationship continued while Vanessa was still a senior at Marina High School.

Family Edit

On April 18, 2001, 23-year-old Kobe and 19-year-old Vanessa were married at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church, in Dana Point, California. Kobe’s parents were not on the list of guests invited to attend the wedding. She gave birth to the couple's first daughter, Natalia Diamante Bryant, on January 19, 2003 in Los Angeles, weighing 6 lbs 14 oz. After Natalia was born, Kobe and his parents reconciled at Vanessa’s request. In April 2005, Vanessa suffered a miscarriage due to an ectopic pregnancy. Their second daughter, Gianna Maria-Onor’e, was born May 1, 2006, and weight 6 lbs 7 oz.

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