Vanessa Bryant Net Worth, Age, Height, Kids, Wiki, Biography, Boyfriend

Vanessa Bryant is of Mexican descent who is the wife of late basketball star Kobe Bryant. After she married Kobe Bryant, Vanessa Bryant changed her name to Vanessa Marie Bryant from Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta Laine. Vanessa Bryant’s mother is Sofia Laine. In 2000, Vanessa Bryant took her step-dad’s last name (Laine) even though he did not adopt her.

Relationship Between Vanessa Bryant’s and Kobe Bryant

Vanessa Bryant

  • Vanessa Bryant married her boyfriend Kobe Bryant on April 18, 2001.
  • Vanessa Bryant had known her boyfriend Kobe Bryant for 17 months before marrying.
  • Vanessa Bryant married Kobe Bryant at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Dana Point, California.
  • Vanessa and Kobe Bryant’s wedding was not attended by Kobe Bryant’s parents and his two sisters. Reports said Bryant’s parents were opposed to the marriage marrying so young, especially to a woman who was not African-American. This disagreement ended when the couple’s first daughter was born in 2003.

How Did Vanessa Bryant’s and Kobe Bryant Meet?

Vanessa Bryant

In November 1999, Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryant met while she was working as a background dancer on the Tha Eastsidaz music video “G’d Up” and Kobe Bryant was working on his debut musical album. In May 2000, Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryant began dating. They got engaged in six months. Vanessa Bryant was still a senior at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California at that time. She finished high school through independent study before marriage. Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryant married on April 18, 2001, when Vanessa Bryant was just 18 years old. In 2003, Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryant had a daughter, Natalia Diamante. In 2005, Vanessa suffered a miscarriage due to an ectopic pregnancy. On May 1, 2006, she gave birth to Gianna Maria-Onore.

Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryant Have 4 Daughters

Eldest being Natalia Diamante Bryant born on January 19, 2003, is 18 years old.

Vanessa Bryant

Followed by Gianna Bryant born on May 1, 2006, who lost her life along with her father the famous basketball player Kobe Bryant on January 26, 2020, in a helicopter crash. Next to be born for the couple was Bianka Bella Bryant on December 5, 2016, who is 4years old followed by Capri Kobe Bryant born on June 20, 2019, who is one and a half years old. On December 16, 2011, Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce from her husband of 10 years Kobe Bryant citing irreconcilable differences, and requested joint custody of her daughters. On January 11, 2013, both announced via social media that they had called off their divorce. On January 26, 2020, Kobe and Gianna died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. Vanessa Bryant has found herself in a terrific situation within a year of the death of her husband and second daughter.

Vanessa Bryant Career

Bryant has made appearances in numerous music videos for artists such as Tyrese, Ludacris, Pharrell, and Snoop Dogg.

Vanessa Bryant’s Legal Fight With Her Mother

Vanessa Bryant’s mother was married to Stephen Laine and divorced him in July 2002. Vanessa Bryant’s mother and stepfather filed for bankruptcy in 2000, and Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryant helped them out with cash and gifts worth more than $500,000. Vanessa Bryant, the wife of the late basketball star Kobe Bryant, is being sued by her mother within a year of the death of her husband and second daughter. Vanessa Bryant’s mother Sofia Laine claims Kobe Bryant promised to financially take care of her indefinitely. And also said that she should be paid $5 million in back-pay for, as she puts it, being her daughter’s “longtime personal assistant and nanny” to her grandchildren.

“Unfortunately, Kobe Bryant’s promise did not see the light of day as he is now deceased and Vanessa Bryant took each and every step she could to void and cancel all of Kobe’s promises,” she alleged. To this accusation, Vanessa Bryant’s response was that she denied her mother’s claims that she was a nanny and assistant, and instead accused her of attempting to “extort a financial windfall” from her. “This lawsuit is frivolous, disgraceful, and unimaginably hurtful,” she added. Vanessa Bryant also said “In reality, she only occasionally babysat my older girls when they were toddlers,” has claimed in response to her mother’s lawsuit. She points out that she herself was a stay-at-home mother who looked after her own children.


Vanessa Bryant is around 39years of age and was born on 5 May 1982 (age 38 years), Los Angeles, California, United States.


Vanessa Bryant’s height is 5′ 5″ or 1.65 m.


She is an American Citizen and has four daughters

Her mother is Sofia Laine and her stepdad Stephen Laine.


  • Vanessa Bryant did her schooling in St. Boniface Parochial School in 1996 and got transferred to Marina High School later. In 2000, She graduated before marrying Kobe Bryant.

Net Worth

Vanessa Bryant’s net worth is approximated to $600 million which was calculated after Kobe Bryant’s death.

(Image Source: Vanessa Bryant Instagram)

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