Vanessa Bryant (Kobe Bryant)
Vanessa Laine met Kobe Bryant in 1999, at a video shoot for Kobe’s first hip hop album (thankfully he stuck to basketball). According to Kobe, who was only 21 at the time, one of the background dancers caught his eye. After two years of dating, the young couple married in 2001. But things haven’t always been easy for the Bryants. Their ups and downs have been well document, so we won’t get into the details here, but there’s no forgetting the $4 million diamond ring Kobe bought her in 2003! After all, nothing says “I’m sorry” better than a $4 million ring.
Their relationship appeared to be on the rocks again in 2011 when Vanessa filed for divorce, but thankfully, the couple later announced they had reconciled their issues and called off the divorce. In December of 2016, Vanessa gave birth to their third daughter named Bianka.