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Vanessa Bryant, Is the Late Kobe Bryant's Widow, Vanessa, Dating? Life after Kobe's Death

Published Mon Mar 27 2023 By Bsgurung
Vanessa Bryant, Is the Late Kobe Bryant's Widow, Vanessa, Dating? Life after Kobe's Death

If you are a fan of the NBA, then Vanessa Bryant is no stranger to you. She is an American model and businesswoman popularly known as the spouse of the late NBA star Kobe Bryant. Also, the celebrity spouse is the CEO and President of Granity Studios and the Board of Directors of Bodyarmor SuperDrink. 

Not only that, Vanessa has done several films, such as Colombiana and Man on Fire. Being a public figure, she founded Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Foundation to support those college students in need. Let's know more about the NBA star's wife in detail below. 

Vanessa Bryant, Is the Late Kobe Bryant's Widow, Vanessa, Dating?

Vanessa Bryant has been part of several headlines throughout her career. The media often speculate about her love life after Kobe Bryant died. After all, every people need love and support in their life. On the other hand, Vanessa keeps her personal life pretty much secure. 

Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant married in 2001
Image: Late NBA player Kobe Bryant with his wife, Vanessa Bryant. Source: Instagram

Vanessa doesn't speak about her personal matter in any media. Also, her Instagram account is private to stay from media attention. The question is whether the celebrity spouse is dating someone or not. It is still unknown about her current relationship status. 

Kobe's widow is busy continuing her husband's legacy and raising her children. Shortly, the model could open up regarding her potential romantic love life. But for now, she is enjoying life as a single mother. 

Is Vanessa Brayant's New Love Derek Fisher?

One of the most popular rumors about Vanessa's dating life was with Derek Fisher. He is an American former NBA star turned professional basketball coach. Fisher and Vanessa's names were linked after the two were spotted at the WNBA All-star game in 2021. Many media stated that the two started dating one another. 

Derek Fisher is happily married to his wife, Gloria GOvan
Image: Former NBA star Derek Fisher with his wife, Gloria Govan. Source: Instagram

However, neither of the parties responded to the rumors, and it all faded away. Derek is very close to late Kobe and happily married to his wife, Gloria Govan, which made all the dating rumors empty talk. Before that, Vanessa was linked to Victor Ortiz, a boxer. 

It all started after late Kobe and Vanessa were considering parting ways in 2011. Victor was in the middle of the burning rumors of the reason for the split. However, the boxer officially labeled all this news to be false and took a sigh of relief.

Vanessa Bryant's Married Life With Husband, Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant were loved as a couple around the world. Taking a glimpse into their wonderful married life, the duo first crossed back in the late 1990s. They were introduced while making a music video for Tha Eastsidaz. 

Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant stayed together for two decades
Image: Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant at the award show. Source: Instagram

Within six months of their dating journey, the former NBA star proposed to her most romantically with a seven-carat diamond ring. Vanessa responded with a yes from the model while still in high school. The pair didn't wait long and decided to take their romance to the next level. 

On April 18, 2001, they exchanged their wedding vows at the St. Edward Roman Catholic Church with only twelve people as witnesses. Despite marrying at a private ceremony, the public responded well to their marital union.

Only after two years of their marriage, Vanessa filed a sexual assault case against her husband. However, everything went smoothly NBA player gifted Vanessa a purple diamond ring worth  $4 Million

Vanessa Shares Four Kids With Kobe Bryant

Mr. and Mrs. Bryant faced several ups and downs in their marriage. However, Vanessa Bryant and her husband kept it alive and tight for almost two decades! That was until the death of the basketball player.

Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant kids
Image: Late NBA player Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant with their kids. Source: Instagram

With more than twenty years long romance, they are blessed with four children. The eldest child, Natalia Bryant, was born on 19th January 2003. 

In the Spring of 2005, Vanessa faced a miscarriage with their first child. Within a year of the incident, they welcomed their second daughter, Gianna Maria-Onore Gigi, in May 2006. 

In December 2016, the model gave birth to their third child, daughter Bianka Bella into the family. The Bryant duo announced that they are expecting their fourth daughter in January 2019 through their Instagram accounts. 

Their last child, also daughter, Capri Kobe, was born in June 2019. All three children are well-taken care of by the single mom in every possible manner. Their eldest daughter, Natalia, is a successful model who serves in Mamba and Mambacita Sports Fdn and Imgmodels. With their popularity, she has amassed over 2.8 Million followers on her Instagram account. 

Husband Kobe Bryant and Daughter, Gigi Bryant, Died in Helicopter Crash

One of the darkest days in Bryant's family was January 26, 2020. Gigi and Kobe Bryant, with seven other people, died in a Calabasas helicopter crash while en route from John Wayne Airport to Camarillo Airport. The  NTSB investigated the incident and confirmed the caused by continued VFR into IMC. 

Around 200 people gathered at the crash location wearing NBA star jerseys as a tribute to Kobe. Several celebrities paid homage to the Bryant family, including Lil Nas X, DJ Khaled, Aerosmith, and people inside the National Basket Ball Association. 

Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gigi Bryant died in 2020
Image: Kobe Bryant and Gigi Bryant died in a helicopter crash. Source: Instagram

During the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, Boyz II Men and Alicia Keys played the song It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday for Bryant's family. Vanessa sued Los Angeles County for taking pictures of the helicopter crash victims. 

In August 2022, she was awarded $16 Million in damages, which is set to donate to Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation. Later In early 2023, all the cases settled down with a total amount of $28.85 Million to the Bryant family, including $15 Million awarded to the model in August.

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