|Born||Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta Laine|
May 5 1982
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Education||Marina High School|
|Occupation||Model, Notable WAG|
|Spouse:||Kobe Bryant (m. 2001)|
Vanessa Marie Bryant (born Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta Laine May 5, 1982) is an American model, video vixen, business woman and the wife of retired NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant.
Life and CareerEdit
Bryant was born in Santa Ana, California to Sofia Urbieta, 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 three years old. Sofia raised her daughters alone in Orange County while attending two jobs. In 1990, she married Stephen Laine.
Bryant and her family lived in Anaheim and Temecula before moving to West Garden Grove. Bryant graduated from St. Boniface Parochial School in 1996, and was a member of the varsity cheerleading squad.
Bryant attended Marina High School using her ex-stepfather’s dad’s home address. Vanessa met Kobe Bryant in November 1999. Their relationship continued while she was still a senior at Marina High School. She completed high school vi a home program due to the pandemonium with her dating Kobe Bryant. She graduated with honors in 2000 and graduated with her class.
On April 18, 2001, 22-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. Kobe and Vanessa have three daughters, Natalia Diamante born January 19, 2003, Gianna Maria-Onore born May 1, 2006, and Bianka Bella born December 2016. In April 2005, Vanessa suffered a miscarriage due to an ectopic pregnancy.