Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant
As we all know, things haven’t been easy for Mr. and Mrs. Kobe and Vanessa Bryant. heir ups and downs have been well documented, 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. Coincidentally or not, the couple remained married throughout the entirety and conclusion of Bryant’s NBA playing career.
• Vanessa Laine met Kobe Bryant in 1999, at a video shoot for Kobe’s attempted foray into hip hop
• According to Kobe, who was only 21 at the time, she was one of the background dancers caught his eye
• After two years of dating, the young couple married in 2001